Archive | 15 February 2019

2019 Annual Show of Begonias: 🍃Bold & Beautiful🎨


Annual Begonia Show

Date

Venue

Event

23 FEB 2019
Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Auditorium Annual Begonia Show

Queensland Begonia Society Gallery

Begonias🍃Bold & Beautiful 🎨

is the theme for the begonia display of 2019.

The show is a “One Day Affair” from 9am to 3:30pm and the Admission fee is $4.

This is the largest and only show of Begonias in Queensland.

The display will showcase the wide diversity of Begonias — their varied foliage and colourful blooms.

This will offer an opportunity for members of the public to identify and choose particular varieties that they may wish to include in their own gardens or bush houses.

Queensland Begonia Society Logo

The 2019 Annual Show of Begonias is held at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Auditorium from 9am to 3:30pm on Saturday, 23rd of February, where visitors can:

  1. Admire quality begonias in many competition classes.
  2. View artistic static displays of diverse begonias, including endangered species, new hybrids and rare varieties.
  3. Meet experienced growers and dedicated members of the society.
  4. Purchase many varieties of begonias not available through normal nurseries.
  5. Buy books published by the society.
  6. Make inquiries or seek assistance at the information desk.
  7. Participate in the “Name This Begonia” competition.
  8. Witness the award of competition trophies.
  9. Attend plant workshops at 10am and 11:30am.
  10. Win raffle prizes.
  11. Enjoy light refreshments.

Contact

For further information, please kindly contact the Queensland Begonia Show Organiser Shevanti Seneviratne on (07) 5502 2579 or by 📧 Email to shevi71b@gmail.com
Queensland
Show Secretary: Philip Adam
☎️ Phone: (07) 3353 1131
📳 Mobile: 0468 373 123
📧 Email: phil.dulcie@bigpond.com

Queensland Begonia Gallery

Begonia Distribution Map
In their natural environments, begonia species originate mainly in the tropical and subtropical areas of the world, including South and Central America, Africa and Asia.

Sadly many of these natural habitats are being bulldozed, and the Queensland Begonia Society members are dedicated to growing the species that would otherwise disappear.

No begonia has ever been discovered growing naturally in Australia. However, we have many keen begonia growers who do have, amongst their collections, many of the threatened species from other lands, which will be featured at the show.

Some of these will grow here under our normal conditions and others require very special cultural conditions and need to be grown in terrariums to survive here. These will also be featured at the Show.

On display will be hundreds of the beautiful hybrid varieties that are favourites of most gardeners who love the colourful and varied foliage and flowers of these spectacular plants. Many of these hybrids have been created and introduced by our own Queensland members and also other Australian growers. Thus, new varieties are introduced into our collections.

Click here to learn more about Begonias🍃Begonia In Focus

Annual Begonia Show from the Past

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