The National Begonia Society
HOME PAGE    SOCIETY    SHOWS    MEMBERS GALLERY    MEMBERS GREENHOUSES    DIARIES    MAP  
 CULTURAL     POTS & BLOOMS     UPDATES     LINKS 

.

Central Area
.

2017

OPEN DAY

Sunday 23rd. July  10.30 - 17.00
FIBREX NURSERIES
CANCELLED
 

MEETINGS

Saturday 4th. Feb 2017   2pm
The Area's ANNUAL BEGONIA AUCTION

will be held at Manningford community Hall ,Bells lane Birmingham, B14 5TJ  at 2.00 o'clock.

Saturday 22nd. April

Saturday 10th. June
Speaker Colin Nicklin

All members and begonia enthusiasts welcome. come and spend an afternoon with like minded people.
Manningford Community Hall  Bell's Lane, Nr Maypole Island Birmingham B14 5TJ

2016
MEETINGS
Saturday 30th. January  tuber sale
Saturday 5th. March
Saturday 9th. April
Saturday 14th. May - Speaker Michael Richardson
Meetings 2:00pm 2:15pm start
Manningford Community Hall  Bell's Lane, Nr Maypole Island Birmingham B14 5TJ
George B Rushforth   (0121) 744 6621

2015

MEETINGS & EVENTS

Saturday 31st. January
Saturday 28th. February
Saturday 18th. April
Saturday 6th. June   Speaker Les Goodman
Saturday 20th. June Private Trip B&L
Saturday 25th. July Fibrex Nursery
Saturday 1st. August  Private Open Day
Saturday 22nd. August Steve Jones Open Day
Saturday 19th. September  Speaker Jeff Rhodes  Society President
Jeff’s talks are always interesting, he can talk about species or tuberous with equal ease.
 All are welcome, why not bring a gardening friend with you.
Saturday 7th. November  Speaker Dave Staines
Dave is no longer a member of the NBS. He has an immense knowledge of all types of begonia’s and is always worth listening to. Bring the same gardening friend with you, that you brought to listen to Jeff. Plus one more.

The Central Area are having an excellent time this year(2015) all our meetings are well supported,
 we have also been to two Begonia Nurseries, had an open day at the British Champions house being entertained by Steve and Jane, It was a delightful afternoon, thank you to you both.

Meetings 2:00pm 2:15pm start
Manningford Community Hall  Bell's Lane, Nr Maypole Island Birmingham B14 5TJ

George B Rushforth   (0121) 744 6621
 georgerushforth@hotmail.com

Dates for your diary for 2016.
These 2016 dates have already been secured.
30 Jan 2016 Tuber sale.
05 March 2016 TBD
09 April 2016 TBD

We have members from all over the Midlands, including mid Wales, Shrewsbury, Luton,
Oxford and Wolverhampton so come along and have a pleasant afternoon with others talking about our favourite plants.

New Members are particularly welcome
.

 

2014

MEETINGSSaturday 8th. February
Tuber Sale
(An opportunity will be found for member to sell
spare Plant\Tubers during the next three meetings)

Saturday 29th. March
CD presentation
(Terry Tasker - Cancelled)
+ see above

Saturday 10th. May
How to
Bring your Expertise/Problems for all to learn.
+ see above

Saturday 27th. September
Dave Staines

Saturday1st. November
MEETING CANCELLED - FIRE AT MANNINGFORD COMMUNITY HALL

All the above 2:00pm 2:15pm start
Manningford Community Hall
Bell's Lane, Nr Maypole Island
Birmingham B14 5TJ

Sunday 27th. July 2 pm
Arrangements have been made for local members to visit
Fibrex Nurseries Ltd.
 Honeybourne Road, Pebworth, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37.8XP.
This trip promises to be a brilliant afternoon out where we can all get together for an informal gathering.

After the success of last year when two member opened their greenhouses for local members,
further details at local meeting.

Enquires for any of the above George B Rushforth 0121 744 6621

2013

MEETINGS
Saturday, February 18th. 2.00pm 
 
Tuber Auction, and where do we go from here,
come along and tell us what you want from your area meetings

Saturday, May 12th. 2.00pm
 Learn how to Groups. Spare plants Sale.
Small group talks.

Saturday, 22nd. September
 David Staines Afternoon.

Saturday, 24th.  November
 John Taylor Review of 2012 Begonias

All Central Members Welcome
come along and get involved tell us what you need to help grow Excellent Begonias

Meetings 2.00pm for 2.15 Start

Manningford Hall Community Centre
At the corner of Bells Lane and Manningford Road no more than 2 min from the Maypole Island on the A435

 Postcode B14 5TJ

George B Rushforth   (0121) 744 6621 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting      (0121) 744 6621    georgerushforth@hotmail.com