What members are growing in June

The second Melbourne Begonia Society virtual voting competition was held in June, 2020. The result was posted in the Growing Connections June edition newsletter and posted on this website on 01 July, 2020.

  • You can view all entries in this competition under our Previous Events banner. Enjoy!

Melbourne Begonia Society | Members Virtual Vote – June Competition Winners

The June 2020 Begonia Virtual Vote is the second competition where members of the Melbourne Begonia Society have an opportunity to vote for the begonia they like best. This month, members were asked to vote for plants in two different categories: Foliage and Flowering.

The winning plant for the foliage category was:

B. 'Dark Whisper' (Foliage) - Grower: Kaye Jenvey

B. ‘Dark Whisper’ (Foliage) – Grower: Kaye Jenvey

The flowering begonia voting ended as a three-way tie between the following flowering begonias:

B. Tuberous Non-Stop [Grower: Kevin Butterworth], B. Fuchsifoliosa [Grower: Kaye Jenvey] and B. Charm [Grower: Peg Moyle}

Well done everyone!

See Our First Virtual Voting Competition Entries

The very first Melbourne Begonia Society virtual voting competition was held in May, 2020. The result was posted in the Growing Connections June edition newsletter and posted on this website on 24 May, 2020. The winner was: Little Brother Montgomery grown by Kaye Jenvey.

  • You can view all entries in this competition under our Previous Events banner. Enjoy!

Melbourne Begonia Society | Where It All Began

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 2019, has approximately 80 members.

  • As of January 2019, the Melbourne Begonia Society has a new meeting venue at the N.G. Wishart Senior Citizen Hall, 964 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin.

Covid-19 update from President of Melbourne Begonia Society

Hi All

***Please note that the Melbourne Begonia Society has cancelled our monthly meetings until further notice.***

  • Most of our members fall into the higher risk category and we would love to ensure that none of our members are adversely affected by COVID-19, let alone as a result of one of our meetings.
  • We will aim to keep in touch via the newsletter and encourage members to communicate with other members by phone or social media.

I’ll keep this page and our Facebook page updated as required.  Please stay safe, at home as much as possible and follow government advice.

  • This is a perfect time to get out in the garden and keep your begonias and other plants looking their best as we come in to autumn and winter.
  • Feel free to post any questions about plants or for advice on any issues.

Stay safe,

Janeen

Melbourne Begonia Society

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Registration Closing Soon | Hurry Last Days!

The Australian Association of Begonias Societies (AABS) presents “Inspired By Begonias” 13th Convention, Melbourne 12-17 March, 2020 at Foothills Convention Centre, Mooroolbark, Victoria

Online Registration for this Convention is now available.

  • Bookings are open until 1 March 2020 ($120.00 per person. Accommodation extra – includes daily full cooked breakfast) Book here.
  • Please complete a Registration Form for each person wishing to attend.

The form also provides a list of optional social extras such as Welcome Dinner, Gala Dinner and daily lunch/dinner options as well as a selection of Optional Tours to choose from on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday. These are listed on the Registration Form.

  • If you have any queries or do not have internet access please contact Convention Registrar Rob Sims (613) 9484 6916 or email who will complete the form with you over the phone.

Janeen Randle, Convention Co-ordinator,  (ph:) 61 404 817 449.

Find further information about this convention:

Venue | Program | Speakers | Registration | Workshops | Optional Tours | Plant Sales | Adjunct Event | Contacts | Convention Home

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Book Now Before It’s Too Late

The Australian Association of Begonias Societies (AABS) presents “Inspired By Begonias” 13th Convention, Melbourne 12-17 March, 2020 at Foothills Convention Centre, Mooroolbark, Victoria

Online Registration for this Convention is now available.

  • Bookings are open until 1 March 2020 ($120.00 per person. Accommodation extra – includes daily full cooked breakfast) Book here.
  • Please complete a Registration Form for each person wishing to attend.

The form also provides a list of optional social extras such as Welcome Dinner, Gala Dinner and daily lunch/dinner options as well as a selection of Optional Tours to choose from on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday. These are listed on the Registration Form.

  • If you have any queries or do not have internet access please contact Convention Registrar Rob Sims (613) 9484 6916 or email who will complete the form with you over the phone.

Janeen Randle, Convention Co-ordinator,  (ph:) 61 404 817 449.

Find further information about this convention:

Venue | Program | Speakers | Registration | Workshops | Optional Tours | Plant Sales | Adjunct Event | Contacts | Convention Home

Melbourne Begonia Society

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Would You Like to Come to Our Meetings?

Our meetings are held bi-monthly on the second Saturday of February, April and August and on the first Saturday of June,  October and December, each year.

There are often other begonia-related activities organised in the other months.

We meet at 1.30 pm at the N.G. Wishart Senior Citizens Hall
964 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin, Victoria.

If you have not previously attended a meeting, please contact us beforehand as there are often other begonia-related activities organised which may be held at other venues.

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