Not everyone knows that a Begonia Collection and Species Bank resides in the Botanic Garden. It is so large it takes 3 green houses to cover all of the begonias. With over 350 species the Begonia Collection is quite a large task to take care of. Lucky we have Debbie Garret and her group of volunteers to watch over and expand it. These past months Debbie has been working extra hard and last month it all paid off. The Begonia Collection is now accredited by the North American Plant Collections Consortium, it is the only Begonia Collection in the NAPCC and the only collection in Texas to be accredited by them. The main Begonia Collection is open to visitors from 8-4.