Begonia Society of the Palm Beaches

With Begonia Pat

Welcome to the wonderful world of begonias, a beautiful and fantastically diverse plant genus, grown for their dramatic foliage and flowers. We are a branch of the American Begonia Society. ABS is an international organization with members around the world, including 54 branches in the United States accounting for about half of the membership. The Aims and Purposes of the ABS provide the mission and philosophy which have guided the organization since its founding by Herbert P. Dyckman in 1932: 

  • To stimulate and promote interest in begonias and other shade-loving plants.
  • To encourage the introduction and development of new types of these plants.
  • To standardize the nomenclature of begonias.
  • To gather and publish information in regard to kinds, propagation, and culture of begonias and companion plants.
  • To issue a bulletin that will be mailed to all members of the society.
  • To bring into friendly contact all who love and grow begonias.


Join us on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Mounts Auditorium, 531 N. Military Trail , West Palm Beach. We look forward to seeing you.