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 a recent issue of our newsletter.
Listen to an online radio interview with our president.
Next Meeting: April 19, 2014
The downside to spring, for a plant hobbyist, is that the bugs start proliferating, and sometimes grow faster than their victims, our plants.
So Andrew Norris' talk this month, on "Plant Pests and Diseases" will give us some ways and means for combatting the problems that bug us. Andrew is a member of the National Capital society and is an award-winning grower of Gesneriads.
Note that we have had to move our meeting to 1PM-4PM, instead of our usual 11-2PM, because of construction work at the Center.
Also, we will 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
11:30 am to 2 pm 1-4PM for April 2014 only, with the program starting at 12:30 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.
Contact us for details