The Greater New York Gesneriad Society

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

Next meeting, July 16 — outdoors!


Remember how during the pandemic we held meetings in the park, and how much fun they were? GNYGS usually takes a 2-month break during the summer, but this year we will have a casual summer plant sale/hangout at the NYC AIDS Memorial Park (triangle between Greenwich Ave, 7th Ave, and W. 12th St.) at 11:00am on Saturday, July 16th, with a rain date of Sunday, July 17th.

Bring plants for our sales and show and tell! See you then!

We meet at the LGBT Community Center on 13th Street west of 7th Avenue. It's easily accessible by A, C, E, F, L, 4, 5, 6 trains.  There is a helpful map on our .