The Austin Area Begonia Society was started by Clarice James and Valerie Morris in April, 2003. In March 2009, the AABS submitted a new Constitution to the American Begonia Society and became a Branch of the ABS. It is one of the 54 affiliated Branches of the ABS.
AABS shares the Aims and Purposes of the ABS, which have guided that organization since its founding by Herbert P. Dyckman in 1932:
- to stimulate and promote interest in begonias and other shade-loving plants
- to encourage the introduction and development of new types of these plants
- to share information in regard to kinds, propagation, and culture of begonias and companion plants
- to bring into friendly contact all who love and grow begonias
April 30-May 4 2019, the AABS hosted the ABS/Southwest Region Get Together at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Austin.
We welcome you to join us and share our love of begonias.