Begonia Society of Santa Clara Valley

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The Begonia Society of Santa Clara Valley is dedicated to the culture, protection,and appreciation of begonias all over the world. The Begonia Society of Santa Clara Valley brings together people in the San Jose, Silicon Valley and south San Francisco bay area interested in the culture and propagation of begonias, and also serves an educational function in disseminating information about begonias to the public.  

Learn more about the Begonia Society of Santa Clara Valley history.

The Begonia Society of Santa Clara Valley is a branch or affiliate of the American Begonia Society.

Visit Ross Bolwell's International Database of the Begoniaceae


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 and tell us how you would like to become involved. 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.



Please join us at one of our monthly meetings!

Our new meeting place: ST. EDWARD'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH &: PRESCHOOL, 15040 UNION, SAN JOSE 95124.

New time,is 7pm to 9pm on the Third Thursday each month. Everyone come to see our new meeting place. Bring some beautiful begonias to celebrate our move!

If you have acquired a few begonias and you would like to learn how to successfully grow and bloom them, the Begonia Society of Santa Clara Valley invites you to join us at our next meeting!

Download our Begonia Culture Brochure for helpful information about growing and propagating begonias!

Begonia photo

  • 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 San Francisco Bay 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. BSSF 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 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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