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.



Annual Convention June 30-July 4, 2015 in downtown Oakland

posted May 8, 2015, 11:51 AM by TehShan Lee   [ updated May 18, 2015, 5:41 AM by Paulo Castello da Costa ]

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.

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

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.

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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