© 2017, 2018 by ​Greater NY
Gesneriad Society.

The Greater New York Gesneriad Society is a chapter of The Gesneriad Society,
formerly the American Gloxinia and Gesneriad Society.

The Greater New York Gesneriad Society

Welcome! We are a group of houseplant enthusiasts interested in the “Miracle Houseplants,” plants that include African violets (Saintpaulia), florist gloxinias (Sinningia), Cape primroses (Streptocarpus) and many other common houseplants.

Next Meeting: Saturday, December 14th, 11am-2pm

Holiday Party

 It's December, and it's time to come together for our Holiday Party! Get in a festive mood and get ready to celebrate our community and our love of the gesneriad family. Please bring a dish for our potluck lunch, such as entrees/main dishes, appetizers, salads, pasta/rice, vegetarian/ vegan/side dishes, as well as fruit, dessert and drinks.  Coffee and tea will be provided.

As in years past, we will also have a live auction of choice and rare plants. If you have a well-grown specimen or a rare plant that everyone will want to have, please bring it in - or come prepared with cash to get in the bidding frenzy. You may remember how great this event has been in the last few years, with wonderful, rare plant offerings. This is also a great opportunity to get your holiday shopping done at our meeting.


Don't forget to bring along your donations for the fabulous plant sales table, and your prize-winning entries for the Little Show. So let’s get in the holiday spirit and get ready to spread joy and camaraderie at our last meeting of 2019.  Hope to see you then!

Future Meetings:

December 14, Holiday Party and Live Auction of Select Plants

January 18th, 2020, topic TBA

February 15, 2020

March 21, 2020

April 18, 2020

May 16, 2020

June 20, 2020

We meet at the LGBT Center, 208 West 13th Street in Manhattan.

Ask at the reception desk for this month's meeting room.


The meeting begins at 11 a.m. with plant sales, coffee, Little Show entries/judging, and raffle. The educational program begins at noon.


Plants, cuttings, seeds, growing supplies, and advice always available. See our "About Us" page for more about what goes on at meetings.