Northern Illinois Gesneriad Society

      A Chapter of the Gesneriad Society

Dedicated to the Propagation & Preservation of Gesneriads​

        The gesneriad family contains over 3400 species of plants. Gesneriads are found on every continent except Antarctica. Most are tropical but some are alpine. Gesneriads include such popular plants as Streptocarpus, Saintpaulia (African Violet), Nematanthus (Guppy Plant), Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant), Episcia and many more.   

​​​March 24 & 25th, 2018​​

"Gesneriads in the Windy City"
Annual Show & Sale 
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden

Refer to EVENTS page for additional information


​​​​ ​​ Meetings are Generally the 3rd Sunday of the Month

Location:   Warrenville, IL Fire Station
3S472 Batavia Road Warrenville, IL

​2nd Floor, Enter from back of station

​12:30PM - 3:30PM 

     The Gesneriad Society
        A frican Violet Society of America
              Illinois African Violet Society