SFGS is the San Francisco Chapter of The Gesneriad Society, a worldwide non-profit organization of people who enjoy plants in the family Gesneriaceae. The chapter has members from all over the Bay Area.
The gesneriad family includes popular ornamental genera such as Aeschynanthus (lipstick plant), Columnea, Episcia, Nematanthus (goldfish plant), Saintpaulia (african violet), Sinningia (florist gloxinia), and many more.
Visitors are welcome to our meetings. We bring our plants to show, share information about growing, and share plants at every meeting through a raffle.
Please confirm the meeting date and location prior to coming, in case we have any last-minute changes.
Welcome to the SFGS Website
The San Francisco Gesneriad Society is the host chapter for this year's convention of The Gesneriad Society, Inc.
The convention runs from June 30 to July 4th.
Check out the event page and register – Registration is open!
The plant sale and flower show are also open to the public on Friday July 3rd and Saturday July 4th.
Thanks to all who participated in the September 2014 Show, "Gesneriads Go Wild!"
Show results can be found here: September 2014 Show Results
The web page for the September 6, 2014 Show and Sale is up!
Please check out the page for the show schedule and instructions to participate. Anyone can enter the show!
Thanks to all who participated in the September 2013 Show, “Sail Away with Gesneriads”
Show results can be found here: September 2013 Show Results.
Please visit SFGS on Facebook and "like" our page to keep up-to-date with upcoming events and sales. You don't have to be on Facebook to visit the page.