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 Northeast Regional Gesneriad Convention will be held at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morristown NJ Oct 3-4

Listen to an online radio interview with our former president.

Next Meeting: November 21st from 1PM to 4PM.

We will welcome back one of New York's premier growers, Dale Martens, via Skype, who will speak about Fun with Rhizomatous Gesneriads.

IMPORTANT Please note: Dale's presentation will start at 1:15 pm, please be on time!

We're very pleased to have Dale Martens speaking to us via Skype this month! Her program will be a PowerPoint presentation on how she grows, hybridizes and propagates rhizomatous gesneriads. Dale is an amazing grower, hybridizer and is the "Back to Basics" columnist for the Gesneriad journal, the official publication of the Gesneriad Society. She's a lifetime member of the Gesneriad Society as well as a master judge. She often leads judge's workshops at the annual convention. Dale is chairperson of the Gesneriad Hybridizers Association and co-edits its newsletter, Crosswords." She's well known for her many, many great hybrids, including successfully creating several intergeneric hybrids, and is a wealth of knowledge and a true treasure in the Gesneriad Society.

BAKE SALE! We are holding our annual Bake Sale this month. It’s time to get out your aprons, rolling pins and fire up the ovens! Please bring in your favorite confections, either your own or store-bought. We’ll have a sale and an auction of these delectable goodies. Show off your creativity and baking prowess, while benefitting the society. Volunteers are also needed to assist with the Bake Sale

Future Meetings: December 19th (Holiday Party)

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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