Albany Begonia society of WA will be holding their showcase show this weekend

Jacob Morgan-de LaineAlbany Advertiser
An example of the range of Begonia cultivars.
Camera IconAn example of the range of Begonia cultivars. Credit: Supplied

Albany’s begonia enthusiasts will show off their green thumbs at this year’s inaugural plant show on Saturday, April 1.

The Begonia Society of WA was formed in Perth in 1981, and a sub-branch began in Albany in 2017.

The Albany branch currently has 16 members and will be showcasing their begonias at the CWA hall on Serpentine Road from 9am-1pm.

The show will include a wide range of beautiful begonias, a “best in show” competition, cultural information, a sales table of plants and potting accessories and a prize raffle.

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An example of the range of Begonia Cultivars
Camera IconAn example of the range of Begonia Cultivars Credit: Supplied

“There is a standard of criteria that the judge assesses each plant with, but it’s not a big part of the show this time,” Begonia Society of WA Albany branch secretary Sally Marshall said.

“It’s more of a showcase.

“Our branch has 16 members, we will also be having members from the Perth and Donnybrook branch travelling down.”

Ms Marshall said begonia species were known to occur in almost every region of the earth with a tropical or subtropical climate.

Despite this, there are many Begonias that can be grown in Albany, outside in the garden, in a shade house, or indoors on a windowsill or in a terrarium.

The truly magnificent range of Begonia flowers, foliage colours and sizes is incredibly diverse and spectacular.

Begonias belong to one of the largest families (Begoniaceae) of flowering plants in the world with about 2040 species and more than

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