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 September 2016 issue of our newsletter.
Listen to an online radio interview with our former president.
NEXT MEETING: Saturday March 18th from 11AM to 2PM.
Note the change of times --- we are back to our old reliable schedule of
Third Saturday of the month at 11AM.
Webinar: Saintpaulia - a new appreciation of species African violets
Join us this month as we listen to Dr. Jeff Smith, one of the leading experts in the world on the Saintpaulia species, our longstanding beloved African Violets. So many of us have been growing hybrids for so long, and in this webinar, Dr. Smith investigates the link between the local growing conditions and habitats for several Saintpaulia species in East Africa and growing them in your home. He'll share practical tips for several of the species that will open your eyes and change your growing approaches. He will also address the evidence that Saintpaulia and Streptocarpus should be merged into one genus. Species Saintpaulia are not too difficult to grow in apartment or home conditions and we are sure that you will be tempted to try growing a few after hearing Jeff Smith. As usual, come prepared for our amazing plant sales, raffle, little show and show and tell, coffee and pastries, education and socializing.
Dates for 2017 (All third Saturday except next April!):
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 11 AM to 2 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.
Contact us for details