The Bay State African Violet Society was organized in 1959, as an affiliate of the African Violet Society of America (AVSA), the national organization for African Violet enthusiasts.BSAVS provides a forum for lovers of African violets to share their interest in the propagation and culture of these beautiful gesneriads.
As a member, you will receive four issues of the Society's official newsletter, Ye Bay Stater. You also become eligible to enter your plants and designs in our African violet shows, sanctioned by the African Violet Society of America.
Activities include our annual Spring Flower Show and Sale; the annual Dinner Meeting in October with a program on AVs presented by a well-known speaker; and other activities such as potting clinics. All offer the opportunity to socialize with and learn from other violet enthusiasts.
Annual Dinner Meeting: At our annual dinner and business meeting held each October, we sponsor a noted national guest speaker to address members on special issues in cultivating African violets. This year's speaker will be Donna Brining, owner of Fancy Bloomes. In addition, there is a plant sale and raffle.
2013 Dinner and Business Meeting October 19, 2013
Parish of St. Michael, Bedford, MA Plant sales - 10:30 A.M. Dinner - 12:30 P.M.
Spring Show and Plant Sale: We will again sponsor an AVSA-approved African violet show and plant sale. The show gives people an opportunity to enter their plants and floral designs for judging to win ribbons and prizes. You can also attend workshops on AV care. At the sale, commercially grown plants and supplies are sold, along with plants grown by our members. There is an $12 entrance fee to Tower Hill.
53nd Annual Spring Show and Plant Sale Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston MA April 26, 2014 - 10 AM to 5PM April 27 2014 - 10 AM to 4 PM
As a member of Bay State AVS, you receive our quarterly publication, Ye Bay Stater, a newsletter filled with tips and techniques for care and problem solving, and the latest news in AV development. Issues are published in January, April, July, and October. For some recent article, see our AV Information and Links section.
More . . . ·For regular meetings of local African violet enthusiasts, see the section on affiliated local clubs, which meet monthly.Check the listing for a group and time convenient for your schedule.Membership in these groups is separate. ·Picture Gallery:See us in action at past BSAVS events.