Society Information

Welcome to the Toronto African Violet and Gesneriad Society website. I hope that you will enjoy your visit! The site is always being improved so, if you find something that is not right, please let us know.

Our News

  • This Month's Tip: Help us

    Updated: October 23, 2017


    This site is new, and always being improved.

    If you find something that is not right, or any suggestions, please let us know.

  • Topic Heading: Website(s)

    Updated: January 6, 2018

    Logo SmallThis website replaces the site and the torontogesneriadsociety,org site.

    This site adjusts itself to what device you are using, for a better view.

    We will keep the above sites active, but not updated, throughout 2018. They will redirect you to this site

  • Press Release: Facebook

    Updated: October 23, 2017

    The TAVS Facebook page has been replaced. The new page is TAVGS

    It is now at

  • Topic Heading: Photo Gallery

    Updated: January 5, 2019

    Eucodonia 'Adele'If you like pictures, photos and more are posted on the
    TAVGS Gallery at:

    You can view them, download a copy, see them as a SlideShow, change the size of the pictures, search for a plant or person, or search by tags, or view a movie.

Who we are

The name of this organization is the Toronto African Violet and Gesneriad Society (“TAVGS”), a chapter of The Gesneriad Society, Inc. and an Affiliate of the African Violet Societies of Canada and America (“TGS, AVSC and AVSA”).

What we do

The purpose of the Society is to afford a convenient and beneficial association of persons interested in the gesneriad family and the African violet and to stimulate widespread interest in the propagation and culture of gesneriads and African violets.

Our Projects

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.