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.
Listen to an online radio interview with our former president.
Next Meeting: Saturday October 22nd from 1PM to 4PM.
We're having a do-it-yourself meeting this month. Bring your favorite plant and tell us something about it: why you like it, how you got it, where you grow it, what you pot it in and why, what you feed it, how you groom it. Do you coddle it or is it a sturdy soul that does its own thing without paying attention to you? Or is it somewhere in between?
It doesn't need to be a showoff. We all have plants that we love even if they are not the Miss America of gesneriads. It just needs to be one you're proud of, and one you want to keep growing forever.
So come and share your enthusiasm. It should be a lively and educational meeting. When everybody participates, everybody learns something new from you, and you from them.
Future Meetings: (All third Saturday except next April!) Nov 19, Dec 17th
Tentative dates for 2017: January 21st, February 18th, March 18th, April 22nd (4th Saturday),May 20th, June 17th
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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