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 February 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.
INVITED SPEAKER! Our own Michael Riley will review the CD of the
2016 Gesneriad Society Convention. We'll see and admire the
winning plants, but we'll also get the dirt (milled sphagnum, perlite and gossip) on the background
of the plants, their growers and hybidizers.
For the members who did not go to the convention in Delaware last year, this will be a great
opportuniy to catch up on the latest and most spectacular plants being grown and shown.
Those who did can reminisce and revisit their good memories.
Dates for 2017 (All third Saturday except next April!): 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 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