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:

Begonia Virtual Vote | November Winners

The November 2020 Begonia Virtual Vote is the seventh 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 plants for the Foliage category went to Jill Canton for B. Wild Mandarin and in the Flowering category  there was a three-way tie between B Semperflorens ‘Pink’ (Kaye Jenvey), B John Tonkin (Janeen Randle) and once again Jill Canton with B Unknown (Possibly Torch variety).

What’s Growing in October

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

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.

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

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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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