Our 2019 Annual Show and Plant Sale will be held in combination with the Buxton Begonia Society, at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive Boylston, MA. 01505.
Friday September 20th from 11AM-3:30 PM we will be accepting and registering plants to be entered in our judged show. There is no charge, and you are not required to be a member, to enter Gesneriad plants in the juried show. Plants need to be picked up on Sunday at 4PM.
Our Show will be judged on Saturday, from 8:30AM to 12 Noon, and will open to the public from 12 Noon-5PM.
Plant Showand Sale will run Saturday, September 21, 2019 12 Noon-5 PM, andSunday, September 22nd 10 AM-4 PM
For the 2019 Show Schedule and Plant Entry Forms please CLICK HERE.
To contact us (NETGS) regarding the 2019 Show and Plant Sale, please CLICK HERE. See you at the Show & Sale!
There will be a lecture on Sunday that you may not want to miss:
Exploring for Gesneriads in Indonesia Sunday, September 22, 2019 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Tower Hill Botanic Garden (Theater)
Wisnu Ardi, is a horticulturist and plant systematis from the Bogor Botanical Garden on the Indonesian island of Java. He has participated in more than ten plant collecting expeditions in remote areas of the islands of Java, Bali, Sumatra, Sulawesi (Celebes) and Moluccas. He has discovered several new species of begonias and recollected many more for advanced study. He has published many articles in scientific journals and is working on A Guidebook to Begonias of Sulawesi. Begonias and gesneriads share the same habitat. When searching for new species, one is a good indicator that another might be close by. Gesneriaceae is a large plant family with over 2500 species and 150 genera. Many are familiar with the most widely known gesneriad, the African Violet. Indonesian gesneriads tend to be under appreciated, but recent expeditions have resulted in the discovery of new species of lesser known genera such as Cyrtandra and Agalmyla.
Admission to our Plant Show and Sale: Our Show is free with your paid admission to Tower Hill Botanic Garden which is: Adults: $16 Seniors (65+): $11 Youth (6–18): $6 Children 5 and Under: Free
Military Personnel, Veterans, and Military Families: 25% off general admission with a valid Military ID or Dependent ID.
Boylston residents will enjoy free general admission, excluding Night Lights and special ticketed events.
Massachusetts Teachers Association: Free general admission for teachers with valid MTA card.
WBUR: Buy one get one free admission and 10% off in Garden Shop on Fridays with valid WBUR membership card.
American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admission Program: Members of participating gardens receive free general admission.
Local public libraries may have free day passes to Tower Hill Botanic Garden available to their patrons, so check with your local library. THBG accepts payment by Discover, MasterCard, Visa and American Express
For more information on Tower Hill Botanic Garden click here.
Tower Hill Botanic Garden 11 French Drive Boylston, MA. 01505 Phone: 508-869-6111
Here are some examples of plants shown at previous NETGS Shows. Click on image to see full photo.
our monthly in person meetings will be held- 12 Noon to 4PM 1st Sunday of the month (October thru June) and unless otherwise noted in our newsletter, we will meet at the POMpositticut Community center, 509 Great Road (route 117) Stow, MA. 01775