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Welcome to the home page of the Melbourne Begonia Society.

The Melbourne Begonia Society began as a study group of the Victorian Begonia Society. The inaugural meeting of the Melbourne Study Group took place in 1995 under the umbrella of the Victorian Begonia Society and was held at the Astronomer’s Cottage, Melbourne Botanical Gardens.

As the Study group grew it moved to larger premises at Tucker Road Primary School in Bentleigh.

In October 1999, members of the Study Group voted to form their own society to be called The Melbourne Begonia Society Inc. The society continued to thrive and now, in 2011, has approximately 100 members.

Begonia pustulata species

Aims of the Melbourne Begonia Society

Our Society aims to:

  • Stimulate and promote interest in begonias.
  • Encourage the introduction and development of new types of these plants.
  • Gather and publish information in regard to kinds, propagation and culture of begonias.
  • Issue a bulletin which will be distributed to all members of the Society.
  • Bring into friendly contact all who enjoy and grow begonias.
  • Support the preservation of begonia species through growing of seed.