The Long Island Gesneriad Society, founded in 1962,  is the local chapter of The Gesneriad Society. The Long Island Gesneriad Society has members from Nassau and Suffolk counties and from New York City.  Meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month at Planting Fields Arboretum, in Oyster Bay, NY, except during January, July and August.  

Complete meeting schedule and progams can be found hereGuests are always welcome (just tell the gate person that you're attending our meeting).  

Directions to Planting Fields can be found here.

You can review past issues of Gesneriad News, the chapter newsletter, by clicking here.

Membership Information
Membership dues are $12 per year for individuals and households. Print the Membership Application and mail it today!

What is a Gesneriad?

Many plants that we grow belong to the family known as the gesneriaceae. African violets, the Flame Violet and the Goldfish Plant are gesneriads (saintpaulia, episcia and nematanthus, respectively)

Come to a meeting to learn more about these fascinating and easy-to-grow houseplants. 

February Meeting Little Show

Above, Streptocarpus 'Bristol's Potpourri,' exhibited 
by Joe Palagonia; right, Sinningia 'Keven Garnett,' exhibited by Joe Palagonia

February Meeting Little Show                                      

Above, Aeschynanthus humilis, exhibited  by Ben Paternoster

       (photos by Ben Paternoster)