Plant Sale & Flower Show - National Gesneriad Convention is in New England!

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Gardening / Horticulture - Sale

Date & Time: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - Saturday, July 7, 2018
8:30 AM-6:00 PM

Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School, Elementary
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Sheraton Tara Framingham
1567 Worcester Road (Rte 9)
Framingham, MA 01701
Cost: Flower Show and Plant Sale are free to the public, tours & lectures are for convention registrants
Sponsored by: NETGS- New England Chapter of the Gesneriad Society
Description: The 2018 National Gesneriad Convention is July 3, 2018 thru July 7, 2018. It will be held at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, 1657 Worcester Road (Rt. 9), Framingham, MA. 01701

The Gesneriad family of plants not only include African Violets but also Gloxinias, Goldfish plants, Lipstick plants, Streptocarpus, Kohlerias, Epicias, Sinningias and approximately 3,400 species, thousands of hybrids and intergenerics. All gesneriads flower, but the variety of size, color and shape of the blooms is extensive, and plants’ foliage color can range from deep green to variegated in shades of pink, cream, and light green.

This national convention is being hosted by the local New England Chapter of the Gesneriad Society ( and will include meetings and seminars on growth, cultivation as well as presentations on recent research and findings of this diverse plant family.

For convention registration information go to:

Plus, we will have a judged Flower Show and Plant Sale, free to the public on Friday and Saturday!

The Flower Show will be open for viewing free of charge to the public (after the plants have been judged in the morning), on Friday July 6th from 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM and on Saturday July 7th from 8:30AM to 3PM.

The Plant Sales ballroom will be open to the public Friday 9AM to 6PM and on Saturday 8:30AM to 3PM. Convention Registrants get exclusive early access to the Plant Sale on Thursday night.

For conventioneers, there will be bus tours offered to local and private nurseries and greenhouses. If interested, please sign up early as these tours are filling up quick.

The convention will culminate with the judged Flower Show and there are categories for first-time/novice growers so bring your favorite African Violet or gesneriad and show it off! You will find the Flower Show Schedule here:

An Entry Form for submitting a plant to be judged at the Flower Show can be found here:

Plants for judging must be brought in Thursday between 2:30PM-6:00PM with pick up on Saturday from 3:00PM to 4:00PM.

If you would like to see what joining the local branch is all about, drop by one of our meetings. The New England Gesneriad Society (NETGS) holds a monthly meeting on the first Sunday of the month at 1PM in the Community Room of the Goodnow Public Library, Sudbury, MA. We meet from September thru June. Please go to our website for more info at:
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