We are the New England Gesneriad Society, a non-profit, 501c3 Massachusetts based organization for hobbyists, horticulturists and all who love, or want to learn about, or share, information about Gesneriad plants. We support research being done around the world to identify and preserve these species.
In 2021 we Celebrated our 60th year as a horticultural society!
Come join us! We meet in person on the first Sunday of the Month from October thru May, with December's and June's meetings held at members' homes for our Potluck Luncheon Holiday Party and our Potluck Picnic. Our Annual Plant Show and Sale takes place usually the third weekend in September, and is generally held at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, MA.
Our 2022 Plant Show and Sale took place Saturday September 24 thru Sunday September 25, 2022 at the New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill, in West Boylston, MA!! In lieu of a judged show, this was an Educational Exhibition.
Thank you one and all for setting up the Show, bringing in and sharing your plants (on a cold and windy day), providing and selling plants, and taking the time to answer all types of questions from our visitors! It was a very successful Show!
Visitors voted on four People's Choice Awards to the following: Pearcea abunda grown by Bob Stewart took the top prize, Sinningia eumorpha grown by Dee Stewart, Aeschynanthus x splendidus grown by Phyllis Savage, and Sinningia 'Double the Fun' by Gloria Utzig.
Div I Sec D Class 13 Entry 101 Pearcea abunda by Bob Stewart
Div I Sec A Class 05 Sinningia eumorpha by Dee Stewart
Our Annual Membership is the best deal in town! It is a reasonable $10 and it is due before January 1st each year. Please consider renewing or joining our non-profit society, or consider a donation to our society so that we may continue to provide programs and speakers of interest, back research efforts, as well as purchase rare seeds and plants for sale to our members at reasonable prices.
And to our existing members, thanks in advance for renewing your membership!
We now have a page for a Plant of the Month meeting segment. It is found under the 'Gesneriads' dropdown menu at the top of our webpages.
Each month, one of our members will make a presentation, any length allowed, on one or more plants, and the information they share will be posted there.
Please let one of our officers know ahead of our next meeting, if you would like to make a presentation.
2019 Gesneriad Show and Sale
We had a great Show and Sale! We had quite a few people come to the combined shows, and we had lots of plants on display and many plants were sold! Thanks to every one of our volunteers for everything you do to make this a success!!
Here are some highlight photos taken during our show:
our monthly meetings will be held- 12:30 to 4PM EST 1st Sunday of the month (October thru June). please check your membership monthly newsletter or our home page, to see if we will be meeting online via zoom, and/or in person, which would be at the POMpositticut Community center, 509 Great Road (route 117) Stow, MA. 01775