The Queensland Begonia Society was formed in October 1988 by Peter Henderson and Michael O'Dea. In the early 2010s, it has about 130 members in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, France and USA, as well as Japan, Sweden and Scotland in the past.
The Society meets at 1pm in the Merthyr Uniting Church Hall, 52 Merthyr Rd, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, on the 3rd Saturday of each month (excluding December).
The trade table opens at 12.15pm for purchases of plants and cuttings. The administrative items are kept as brief as possible to allow the bulk of the meeting to be devoted to begonias.
Regular segments of each meeting include cultural information, problems, plant identification, two-minute talks, talks on a particular species, a raffle, access to the library, the show bench (which has sections for "Set Subject", "Open Subject" and "Novice") with the exhibits judged by popular vote, and afternoon tea.
The society issues four journals each year and organises field