One Year Ago Today | Convention Highlights from Tuesday 17 March 2020

The five day Convention ‘Inspired By Begonias‘ commenced on Friday 13 March and finished on Tuesday 17 March 2020. It  was held at the Foothills Conference Centre situated in a glorious bushland setting, offering wonderful bush walks through the surrounding precinct.

On the last day of the Convention, there was a further opportunity to  go on Optional Tour 3 | Tuesday 17 March (including lunch). Highlights included:

  • Gardenworld Nursery & Garden Centre in Keysborough and an opportunity to visit four member’s  gardens and see their begonia collections.
  • Otherwise, it was time to reflect, enjoy and say goodbye to all our friends (until next time).
  • But little did we know that a worldwide pandemic was just around the corner and therefore made this our last big event in the begonia world for 2020.

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One Year ago Today | Convention Highlights from Monday 16 March

The five day Convention ‘Inspired By Begonias‘ commenced on Friday 13 March and finished on Tuesday 17 March 2020. It  was held at the Foothills Conference Centre situated in a glorious bushland setting, offering wonderful bush walks through the surrounding precinct.

Convention participants could opt for Optional Tour 2 | Monday 16 March (including lunch). This tour went to:

Today and tomorrow we will relive the highlights of this great event in 2020.

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One Year Ago Today | Convention Highlights from Sunday 15 March 2020

The five day Convention ‘Inspired By Begonias‘ commenced on Friday 13 March and finished on Tuesday 17 March 2020. It  was held at the Foothills Conference Centre situated in a glorious bushland setting, offering wonderful bush walks through the surrounding precinct.

Over the  five days participants could choose from a selection of Optional Tours including tours of Gardenworld, William Ricketts Sanctuary or a private tour of some Melbourne Begonia Society members gardens and their begonia collections.

  • The convention continued with plenty of opportunities to workshop, attend talks from guest speakers and to meet and socialise with fellow participants.
  • Today and each of the next three days we will relive the highlights of this great event in 2020.

Melbourne Begonia Society

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One Year Ago Today | Convention Highlights from Saturday 14 March

The five day Convention ‘Inspired By Begonias‘ commenced on Friday 13 March and finished on Tuesday 17 March 2020. It  was held at the Foothills Conference Centre situated in a glorious bushland setting, offering wonderful bush walks through the surrounding precinct.

On Saturday 14 March some convention participants took Optional Tour 1 which included lunch  and a visit to:

This was followed in the evening with the Saturday Night Gala Dinner (only $55.00 per person) which presented an opportunity for everyone to don their glad rags and ‘strut their stuff’.

  • Today and each of the next three days we will relive the highlights of this great event in 2020.

Melbourne Begonia Society

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One Year Ago Today | Convention Highlights from Friday 13 March 2020

The five day Convention ‘Inspired By Begonias‘ commenced on Friday 13 March and finished on Tuesday 17 March 2020. It  was held at the Foothills Conference Centre situated in a glorious bushland setting, offering wonderful bush walks through the surrounding precinct.

Over the  five days participants could choose from a selection of Optional Tours including tours of Gardenworld, William Ricketts Sanctuary or a private tour of some Melbourne Begonia Society members gardens and their begonia collections.

  • Today and each of the next four days we will relive the highlights of this great event in 2020.

Melbourne Begonia Society

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February Members Virtual Vote Winners

The February 2021 Begonia Virtual Vote has been run and won.

The winning plants for the foliage and flowering categories went to B ‘Silver Locket’ (Kaye Jenvey) (Flowers) category and for the foliage category the tied winners were B Yorke’s Serenata (Jill Canton) and B Rex (K Jenvey).

What’s flowering now | January 2021

The following are some examples of entries in the January 2021 members virtual voting competition. Members entered their plants in the foliage or flowering plant categories. View all entries at our Previous Events – January Competition page.

Flowering

Foliage

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January 2021 Members Virtual Vote Winners

The January 2021 Begonia Virtual Vote is the first competition of 2021, 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.

Foliage: The Fuzz – Jill Canton, Unidentified Foliage – Kaye Jenvey, and Gryphon – Judith Carpenter

Flowers:
Amphioxus – Daniel Minton and Sutherlandii – Janet Wood
Well done everyone!

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What’s Growing in November

The seventh Melbourne Begonia Society virtual voting competition was held in November, 2020. The result was posted in the Growing Connections newsletter and posted on this website. Here are some examples: