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Hoping to meet a begonia lover in Jamaica
Jamaican Begonia Flowers
QUESTION:In my only trip to Jamaica (July, 2011), I learned that plantation owners in the 1800s grew begonias...and that in the ruins of these plantations, especially those above 2000 ft elevation, begonias have cross pollinated over and over again to produce beautiful plants.
The gentleman who shared this with us, Mr. Hendrickson, is a retired horticulturalist, and living/working at the Holiday Inn Sunspree in Montego Bay. He specifically mentioned Mandeville.
Anyway, I am very interested in planning a trip focused on looking for begonias. How would I identify the location of plantation ruins?
Could you help me to find a begonia lover in Jamaica? I'd love to plan a trip to your beautiful country to look for begonias.
ANSWER: by Wellesley February 15, 2013
Thanks for coming to Jamaica and for your interest in this lovely plant here. I don't know much about Begonias, let me admit, but finding someone with similar interests should be pretty easy here.
I would suggest that you contact the Jamaica Horticultural Society (JHS) when you get a chance.
Not only would they have a database of horticulturists and interests in flowers, they would also know where to point you, in terms of finding begonias.
Their contact information is as follows:
JAMAICA HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Corner Gibson and Gibson Close,
PO Box 1489, Kingston 8
Start by sending them an email, OK.
Good luck Suyrea!
Wellesley, for My-Island-Jamaica.com
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