September 3-7, 2019
Typically, the Sacramento begonia show and sale is held the weekend after Labor Day at the Shepard Garden & Arts Center. However, this year the Begonia Society is pleased to be hosting the American Begonia Society’s annual National Convention here in Sacramento at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (I-80 & Madison) the whole week following Labor Day. The last time the national convention was held in Sacramento was in 1978 (40+ years ago!).
We have several tours planned. The week starts on Tuesday, Septem¬ber 3, with a tour to members’ homes. Wednesday we go to Eisley Nursery in Auburn, Maple Rock Gardens in Newcastle, and High Hand Nursery in Loomis. Thursday is a day at UC Davis, visiting the Botani¬cal Conservatory, Honey Bee Haven, and Mondavi Institute. Friday afternoon we travel over to Plymouth to the Amador Flower Farm (daylilies!) and Helwig Winery for wine tasting and cave tour. The post-convention tour will be Downtown on Sunday to the Stanford Mansion and Old Sacramento.
Every evening at the hotel will be speakers talking about all aspects of begonias and related plants. We are fortunate to have many experts this year flying in from China, Indonesia, Australia, and from here in the US. Topics include hybridizing, begonia care and culture, research and conservation.
For detailed description about tours and speakers, please go to the American Begonia Society’s webpage at www.begonias.org/events. To sign up, please use the Registration form there.
This year’s Show & Sale will be open to the public only one day, Saturday, September 7, from 10 am to 4 pm, at the Crowne Plaza NE (5321 Date Avenue). Please mark your calendar! And please pick up a postcard at the Center as a reminder.
For further information, as always please feel free to join the Begonia Society’s meeting at the Center on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (meetings are free and open to the public). Or you can contact Wendy Corby at 916-601-4010 or email Convention@begonias.org.
We are looking forward to this fun week, and hope you will join us.
Cost: PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SHOW AND SALE ARE ONE DAY ONLY-September 7TH FROM 10AM TO 4 PM
5321 Date Ave
Sacramento, CA 95841