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.
Come join us! We meet on the first Sunday of the Month from October thru May. December's and June's meetings are 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 at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, MA.
It is with a heavy heart that we share the sad news of our dear member, Mary Bozoian's peaceful passing on September 10, 2020, per her daughter, Paula M. Bozoian. A small funeral was held on the 17th.
Mary was a longtime member of NETGS and The Gesneriad Society, and served in many official capacities, including judging. She attended and contributed to all of our meetings, plant shows and sales, and took great pride in having chaired a national convention held in New England several years back. Mary's fondness for Sinningias was only surpassed by her love of Petrocosmeas, and photos of many of her stunning plants continue to make the rounds online.
Her attention to detail, and her kindness and welcoming spirit, made our society that much richer, and we will miss her greatly.
We had celebrated Mary's 100th Birthday at our last NETGS face-to-face meeting in February 2020, photos below.
At February's NETGS Meeting we celebrated our senior member, Mary Bozoian's 100th Birthday! She is a wonderful teacher and inspiration to us all! Happy 100 Mary!
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 lots of plants were sold! Thanks to every one of our volunteers for everything you do to make this a success!!