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: Nov 15, 2014
"Tales of Plant Sex, Pollination, and Classification in the New World Tropics"
Dr. John L.
Clark is returning to present a unique and
thoroughly interesting program on his latest
exploits in studying the gesneriads of the
Americas. John’s talk will focus on his
team's recent discoveries from extensive
fieldwork in the New World tropics. Come
hear John share stories of plant evolution,
pollination biology, and classification. He
will share video footage and lots of stunning
images of our favorite plant family.
John L. Clark is an Associate
Professor at the University of Alabama
(UA) and director of the herbarium at the
UA Museum of Natural History.
And don't forget the bake sale this month. please bring baked goods for the club to sell and auction
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 11:30 am to 2 pm, 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.
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