Welcome

We're not strangers, only friends you have not met!

Welcome to the Toronto African Violet and Gesneriad Society web site.

Our home is on the north shore of Lake Ontario, but our members are international. We have an active and enthusiastic membership with all levels of experience. This site was designed to introduce our society and to inform you of our activities. Check us out.


What's Happening

Conventions

The Gesneriad Society Convention, AVSC Convention, AVSA Convention have all been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

Meetings

Our June 14 Meeting has been cancelled.

June 14



Summer Social

 Awards & Ugly Duckling Show

Bring an item, sweet or savory, we are also suggesting an ethnic theme.

In the Garden Hall at 2:00 pm

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September 13


Recondition and Restart
Paul Lee

After summer vacation neglect or bringing plants in from summering outside - helpful tips on what to do.

In the Garden Hall at 2:00 pm

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October 25


Pests and Diseases
Panel of experts

Bring your problem plants in sealed plastic bags for diagnosis or answers to questions..

In the Garden Hall at 2:00 pm

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About Us

The Toronto African Violet and Gesneriad Society is a not-for-profit group whose aim is to share the 'addiction' of African Violets and Gesneriads by fostering interest among its members.

We're not strangers,
only friends you have not met!

Members of TAVGS get together on a monthly basis, on the second Sunday of each month from September to June. These meetings will often include guest speakers, beginner's corner, raffle table, plant sales and other interesting items.

Discover

Something for everyone

The gesneriad family contains over 3,400 species of plants

Every colour under the rainbow

Perhaps the best-known member of the gesneriad family is the African violet (Saintpaulia)

Advantages

1 We publish a monthly newsletter except for July and August

2 We have sales tables where members can obtain hard to get plants at very reasonable prices

3 Each meeting we try to educate our members with the latest techniques and products

4 Come and join us for an afternoon of fun, comradery, and education and entertainment