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Gesneriad Gallery

Gesneriads are a varied plant Family. The members of the National Capital Area Chapter are proud of their plants.

Follow this link to view plants grown by Chapter members and shown in the 2008 Plant Show.

Upcoming Meetings

November 14, 2015 (Saturday), at 10:30: presentation on Primulina and Petrocosmea, previously presented at MAAVS. Location: The Behnke Nurseries in Beltsville, MD.

December 12, 2015: Holiday Get Together. Location: tba.


New members to our local group - you should receive an email from us confirming that you have been added to our members' email list. If you don't hear from us, please send us an email.

About the Chapter

The National Capital Area Chapter of The Gesneriad Society is a group of gesneriad enthusiasts in the Washington, D.C. area.

“The purpose of the chapter shall be to afford a convenient and beneficial association of persons interested in gesneriads; to stimulate a widespread interest in the identification, correct nomenclature, culture, and propagation of gesneriads; and to encourage the origination and introduction of new cultivars.” (NCAC bylaws.)

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Gesneriad Show took place on September 29-30, 2012 at Townsend Hall, 531 South College Avenue, University of Delaware Newark, Delaware. Some photographs from the show are available here.

See photos of all plant entries from the 53rd Annual Convention of the Gesneriad Society, which we hosted on June 30-July 4, 2009.

Or, go directly to a slideshow of plants entered by Chapter members in the 2009 Convention.