Welcome to the SFGS Website

Nov 2015 Meeting

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

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June 10 2017 – SF Spring Plant Sale Extravaganza

posted Jun 5, 2017, 12:05 AM by Paulo Castello da Costa   [ updated Jun 5, 2017, 8:25 AM ]

The San Francisco Gesneriad Society is joining the Begonia Society of San Francisco and several other plant societies for a sale on Saturday, June 10, 2017, 10am–4pm. The sale will take place in the Recreation Room of the San Francisco County Fair building. For more information, check out the event page.

August 27, 2016 Show and Sale

posted Jul 15, 2016, 12:28 PM by Paulo Castello da Costa   [ updated Jul 24, 2016, 3:18 PM ]

The August 27 Show and Sale is coming! Click on the image to visit the show page.

August 27 Show Flyer

Reminder: No Meeting on May 15, 2016

posted May 13, 2016, 2:09 PM by Paulo Castello da Costa   [ updated May 13, 2016, 2:10 PM ]

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!

See you in August

posted Jul 16, 2015, 5:32 PM by Paulo Castello da Costa   [ updated Jul 16, 2015, 5:35 PM ]

The San Francisco Gesneriad Society is taking a break in July, after hosting the 2015 Gesneriad Society Convention. There is no meeting in July.

The next meeting is on Sunday, August 16, 2015. Follow this link to join the event on Facebook. Find us on Facebook and like the page to be notified of future meetings, shows and sales.

See you soon!

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

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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