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The Joan Coulat
Sacramento Branch
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American Begonia Society

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Many people refer to our group as the Sacramento Begonia Society, but our official name is The Joan Coulat - Sacramento Branch of the American Begonia Society in honor of our founder.

The Joan Coulat - Sacramento Branch of the American Begonia Society is dedicated to the culture, protection, and appreciation of begonias all over the world. Our Society brings together people in the Sacramento area interested in the culture and propagation of begonias, and also serves an educational function in disseminating information about begonias to the public.  

You are limited only by your imagination as to the fun, adventure, variety, study, and all around good time you can have when you journey into the organized world of begonias. The Joan Coulat - Sacramento Branch of the American Begonia Society is the means for an introduction to the dynamics and fun of begonias.


Meetings are held monthly on the Third Tuesday at 7:15 pm (except November because of Thanksgiving week, and February which is our society's member dinner) at the Shepard Garden and Art Center, (in McKinley Park), 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento, California 95816 at 7:15 PM.


Our meetings feature educational programs, seed plant and exchanges, demonstrations, new species presentations, as well as a raffle drawing. The group is thrilled to share begonias and begonia talk with anyone new to begonias.


Learn more about the Begonia Society of Sacramento history.

Visit Ross Bolwell's International Database of the Begoniaceae



Volunteer

Do you have extra time available and a wish to help us succeed and grow our organization? Volunteer to serve on one of our committees, or projects, or if you have special talents - let us know!

Contact us at Volunteer@sfbegonia.org and tell us how you would like to become involved, or call Joan Coulat at 916-283-5960. Please include your interest in volunteering and let us know about your volunteer skills, along with a daytime phone number and a preferred time to reach you, and/or to request further information.



CHECK US OUT! - JOIN US FOR A MEETING!

Please join us at one of our monthly meetings!
If you have acquired a few begonia and you would like to learn how to successfully grow and bloom them, the Joan Coulat - Sacramento Branch of the American Begonia Society invites you to join us at our next meeting, held monthly on the Third Tuesday at 7:15 pm (except November because of Thanksgiving week, and February which is our society's member dinner) at the Shepard Garden and Art Center, (in McKinley Park), 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento, California 95816 at 7:15 PM.


Meetings are free, open to the public and include a guest speaker or panel program and a plant table at which many begonia varieties are available. You do not need to be a member to attend, so please come by and visit us!


Download our Begonia Culture Brochure for helpful information about growing and propagating begonias!
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Show Theme for 2014 is:

                BEGONIA ROYALTY

Annual Show and Plant Sale
  September 6, 2013 - 1pm - 5pm
  September 7, 2013 - 10am - 4pm

at the
Shepard Garden and Arts Center
3330 McKinley Boulevard
Sacramento California

Free Admission
Sponsored by the Joan Coulat - Sacramento Branch, American Begonia Society


Questions?   Contact Us


Here are some pictures of our sale plants that members have been growing through the summer.

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We expect to have over 1,000 plants for sale in the $5 to $10 range.

There will be specimen plants in larger pots for more.




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      THE BEGONIA SOCIETY OF SACRAMENTO & YOU
  • We are a nonprofit, horticultural organization striving to promote and maintain public and scientific interest in research, preservation, development and distribution of Begonias throughout the world. Members find new friends in Sacramento Area. Plant lovers like you are growing in windows, in greenhouses, in indoor light gardens and outside in temperate regions. We're working to make everyone aware of how much fun and how easy it is to grow Begoniass. You can help.

  • We publish a monthly Newsletter ...for both the amateur and the professional; the explorer, the scientist, the hybridizer, the grower and the blue-ribbon winner. As a member you'll be among the first to find out about recently discovered species, the latest hybrid, the newest growing "secrets". Discover new friends who share your amazement, excitement and delight growing these wonderful plants. We look forward to you sharing your experiences.

  • The Begonian, is a full color publication of the American Begonia society which is mailed out every other month. BSS Members who are also a member of the American Begonia Society also receive this publcation which includes: branch and regional newsletters, articles on growing begonias, terrarium care, photos of new hybrids and registered begonias, monthly tips on caring for your begonias.

  • We are active in research ...to provide support for the identification of new species; to promote registration of worthy hybrids and to assist in the education of judges to accurate judging standards thorough clear documentation.

  • We promote growing and showing ...with affiliate societies throughout the country who encourage their members to show and promote begonias locally. The American Begonia Society provides cultural sheets and awards annually for best species and hybrid exhibit in each affiliate society's show.

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