Welcome to the official web site of the African Violet Society of Canada, a group devoted to the growing and showing of the world’s most popular house plant.
To learn more about the upcoming convention, please click on the image below:
2020 AVSC Convention in Ottawa
April 29-May 2, 2020
Please bear with us as we are updating the site. some content will still be available on the old site, until it is moved, other things will be added bit by bit.
Looking at the navigation bar above these words you will find links to several groups of pages. The About Us group of pages will tell you a great deal about our Society and what we do. The About Violets group of pages will tell you about many aspects of growing this plant whether for pleasure or for show or both.
Then we have a group of pages titled Gesneriads and not all of you will know that gesneriads are the plant family to which the African violet belongs. In fact, the African violet (known to the scientific types as Saintpaulia) is but one of the many members of the gesneriad family. This group of pages will give you a basic introduction to some other members of the family. You may recognize some of them as they are also popular plants; others may be new to you.
Finally, we have a group of Galleries, photo galleries to be specific, that will allow you to see photos of dozens of popular African violets and gesneriads.
We hope you enjoy your visit.