American Begonia Society Branches Throughout the United States
American Begonia Society Branches
Joining ABS has membership benefits, but joining a branch is where opportunities for personal interaction happens. At branch meetings, Begonia enthusiasts gather to discuss everything from Begonia basics, to species conservation, to their favorite cultivars. Members include growers and hobbyists, with all levels of experience sharing their knowledge, trials, and tribulations.
Meetings are usually held monthly with speakers, workshops and demonstrations, sales and, especially, plant cuttings and plant swaps. Propagation is emphasized and field trips and visits to specialty gardens and growers are often offered throughout the year. Meetings are open to the public for interested potential new members.
A branch of the ABS is a group of at least seven members of the American Begonia Society who wish to meet together to share and gather information on all aspects of Begonia growing. Branches are supported by the national organization of ABS and each other to share information about growing, promoting and conserving begonias.
You are limited only by your imagination as to the fun, adventure, variety, study, and all-around good time you can have when you journey into the organized world of begonias. The American Begonia Society is that organization, and a branch of the ABS is a vehicle that can introduce you to the dynamics and fun of begonias.
Forming a New ABS Branch
If there isn’t an American Begonia Society Branch in your area, the ABS encourages you to consider starting a new one. If you like to grow begonias, and have a friend that likes to grow begonias, and that friend has a friend, you’re almost halfway there, as it only takes seven members of the American Begonia Society to join together to form a branch.
Please contact the ABS Branch Relations Director for information on starting a new branch in your area.
ABS Branches & Locations