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.
San Mateo County Times wrote an article about us in 2006: Great gesneriads: Diverse family of plants is a mouthful to say, a pleasure to grow
Welcome to the SFGS Website
The August 27 Show and Sale is coming! Click on the image to visit the show page.
The San Francisco Gesneriad Society is having a field trip on May 15, 2016, so there is no regular meeting in May.
The next regular meeting is on June 19, 2016.
The Society is also having a sale on June 11, 2016. Come join us!
The San Francisco Gesneriad Society is taking a break in July, after hosting the 2015 Gesneriad Society Convention. There is no meeting in July.
See you soon!
Thanks to all who participated in the September 2014 Show, "Gesneriads Go Wild!"
Show results can be found here: September 2014 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.