Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17, 2023
Begonia Plant Show & Sale
Presented by Southern California Begonia Society
Come see a huge variety of begonias on display at the Southern California Begonia Society Show and Sale! Discover a wild and wonderful display of specimens in the exhibition and pick your favorite from the plant sale to take home.
The Southern California Begonia Society comprises amateur growers whose backyard nurseries yield fabulous specimens and an unusual range of leaf variation and growth habit. There are over 1800+ Begonia species and hybrids are constantly being developed. The exhibition will include various types of begonias including canes, tuberous, rhizomatous and Rex. Mature examples will be displayed in pots and terrariums – and many of the same begonias will be available to buy.
Saturday September 16 at 11:30am
Free Demonstration and Q&A: Begonias in Terrariums
Learn how to make terrariums and grow Begonias in them. Many tropical Begonias require high humidity in order to thrive and growing them in terrariums makes this possible. Join Al Palacio from the Southern California Begonia Society for an expert introduction to this attractive technique. Come with your questions! Drop in, no registration needed.
Sunday September 17 at 11:30am
Free Talk and Q&A: Basic Begonia Culture
Join the experts from the Southern California Begonia Society for an introduction to begonia cultivation. Learn the basics of begonia care including propagation, soil mixes, fertilizers, light conditions and environmental conditions. Join Dean Turney from the Southern California Begonia Society for expert tips and tricks to allow your new plants to flourish. Come with your questions! Drop in, no registration needed.
Sunday September 17 at 1:30pm
Tour of the Sherman Begonia Collection and Specimen Shade House
Did you know that Sherman Library & Gardens has a collection of over 150 Begonias? Join Sherman Horticulturist, Amy Dolim, for a deep dive into the highlights. The tour will start in the Specimen Shade House where conditions are perfect for this amazingly varied shade-loving plant. Free with Garden Admission. Registration Required.