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: Feb 15,2014
Get a head start on the spring Flower Show season. Join us for a review of last year's TGS convention and flower show, narrated by our own Michael Riley, using the recently published DVD of the convention.
You will see a slide show of old favorites and new hybrids at their best, with informative commentary by Michael, both about the plants and about how to grow and groom them into “show plants”. We all grow these plants, and now we'll learn how to bring out their potential in our own homes.
Perhaps you will be inspired to join the GNYGS delegation to the 2014 TGS convention in Nashville.
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, 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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