Note: This is an American Begonia Society members-only event.
If you have not yet joined the ABS and are interested in attending this program, please see the membership link on our website,

Join the American Begonia Society on Saturday, November 19 at 12pm EST for a Virtual Education program, “Tuberous Begonias: The Challenges of Growing in an Ever-changing Climate.” 

During the program you will enjoy learning from three expert growers of tuberous begonias about their experiences growing in very different climates:

  • Nick Alteri, Rhode Island
  • Paul and Laurel Carlisle, California
  • Samuel and Betty Kennedy, Scotland

.The program is a great introduction and guide to the world of tuberous begonias. Some topics include:

  • History of tuberous begonias
  • Starting tuberous begonias in the spring
  • Culture, including soils
  • How to put them to bed in the winter
  • Learning how to classify blooms of tuberous begonias
  • Growing for show

.Join us as these three presenters take us on a tuberous Begonia journey through time and across the world!

Support ABS educational programming: To support ABS virtual education programs, please make a donation online at, or send a check (indicate if the donation is to support educational programs) to American Begonia Society, 2533 Warrego Way, Sacramento, CA 95826.