Welcome to the website of the Greater New York Gesneriad Society. We are a group of houseplant enthusiasts interested in the
“Miracle Houseplants,” plants that include African Violets, Florist Gloxinias, Cape Primroses
(Streptocarpus) and many other common houseplants. Download and read the October 2015 issue of our newsletter.
The 2016 Gesneriad Society Convention will be held in Wilmington DE July 5-9
Listen to an online radio interview with our former president.
Next Meeting: Saturday June 25 from 1PM to 4PM.
Future Meetings: September 24 do not meet during July or August
This month, we are going to try to get everybody involved in the meeting, by asking you to bring in your worst plant.
Remember, there's no such thing as a bad plant ---each plant has something good about it. Show us your most bedraggled, ill-favored plant and tell us why you love it and what's good about it.
It should be great fun, and informative, to see what the others are growing, and what the judges (chosen for their kindness) have to say about it.
We will also have our regular sale of plants propagated by our members, a judged Little Show of members' plants, a hospitality table, and usually some supplies for sale. We're a chatty group so be prepared for socializing before the meeting begins.
We meet at the LGBT Center , 208 West 13th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, in Manhattan (Subways: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, 9 to 14th Street, L to 8th Avenue).
Meetings are from 1 PM to 4 PM (note changed times), with the program starting at 2:30 pm. The facilities are wheelchair accessible. Our monthly meetings feature an educational program, plant sales, raffle, a judged “Little Show” and socializing. Plants, cuttings, seeds, growing supplies and advice always available.
The Greater New York Gesneriad Society is a chapter of The Gesneriad Society, formerly the American Gloxinia and Gesneriad Society.
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