Some upcoming gesneriad events within driving distance of DC --
Saturday, March 10, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. - The March meeting of the National Capital Area Chapter of The Gesneriad Society is a propagation workshop. Location: U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, DC.
March 30 & 31, 2012 - The Delaware African Violet & Gesneriad Society’s show and sale in Christiana, Delaware. Friday March 30: plant sale only 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday March 31: show and sale 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Location: Boscov's Department Store, 2nd Floor auditorium, Christiana Town Center, 361 West Main Street, Christiana, DE 19702.
Saturday, April 14, 2012, starting at 1 p.m. - The April meeting of the National Capital Area Chapter of The Gesneriad Society will feature Michael Riley who will speak about growing epiphytes in Manhattan. Location: U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, DC.
Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm and Sunday, April 15 from 9:00 to 3:00 pm - The Richmond African Violet Society’s show is open to the public. Location: Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, 800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228. No charge for the African Violet show, but there is a fee for visiting the gardens.
May 11 & 12, 2012 - The Baltimore African Violet Club’s annual Mothers’ Day Weekend show and sale. Location: The Shops at Kenilworth, 800 Kenilworth Drive, Towson, MD 21204.
Friday May 11: Show 1:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Friday May 11: Sale 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Saturday May 12: Show and Sale 9:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
Late September 2012: Regional Gesneriad Show and Sale in Delaware. Details to come. Plans are underway to hold a regional gesneriad show over a weekend in late September, complete with presentations and sales. Details to come.