Welcome to the SFGS Website

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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.



September 6, 2014 Show Results

posted Sep 29, 2014, 12:53 AM by Paulo Castello da Costa

Thanks to all who participated in the September 2014 Show, "Gesneriads Go Wild!"

Show results can be found here: September 2014 Show Results

September 6, 2014 Show and Sale - Gesneriads Go Wild!

posted Aug 13, 2014, 9:12 PM by Paulo Castello da Costa

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!

September 6, 2014 Show and Sale Flyer

June 14 plant sale

posted Apr 13, 2014, 5:33 PM by TehShan Lee   [ updated Apr 13, 2014, 5:40 PM ]

The San Francisco Gesneriad Society and many other San Francisco plant societies are holding a joint plant display and sale, on Saturday, June 14, 2014, 9am-5pm.

The sale will take place at the San Francisco Country Fair Building, 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way, San Francisco, CA.

There will be many other plant sales taking place in the same weekend. For more information, visit SFSpringPlantSaleExtravaganza.org.

Admission is FREE. Our members are growing many plants seldom seen or offered for sale. Most plants and cuttings are under 10 dollars. Come join us!

For more information, please email us.

September 21, 2013 Show Results

posted Sep 27, 2013, 4:05 PM by Paulo Castello da Costa   [ updated Sep 27, 2013, 4:37 PM ]

Thanks to all who participated in the September 2013 Show, “Sail Away with Gesneriads”

Show results can be found here: September 2013 Show Results.

September 21, 2013 Show and Sale

posted Aug 12, 2013, 7:45 PM by Paulo Castello da Costa   [ updated Aug 12, 2013, 7:50 PM ]

The web page for the September 21, 2013 Show and Sale is up!


Please check out the page for the show schedule and instructions to participate. Anyone can enter the show!

September 21, 2013 Show and Sale Flyer

SFGS is now on Facebook

posted Aug 6, 2012, 11:03 PM by Paulo Castello da Costa

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.

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