The Society of African Violet Growers in the Greater Ottawa Region

Do you enjoy plants and would you like to learn more about African Violets? Would you like to meet other plant lovers who grow these beautiful plants? Then you may want to check us out. The Ottawa African Violet Society is a non–profit organization that shares information and growing techniques on African violets and Gesneriads. We welcome plant lovers with all levels of experience. 




Given the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, the Ottawa African Violet Society has decided to meet virtually this year. While we're disappointed to not meet in person and enjoy our usual activities, we still have an interesting program planned for 2020-2021. We are happy to welcome new members to our virtual meetings.
Our virtual meetings are taking place at the usual time of 1:30p.m., on the first Sunday of the month, except on holidays.  If you are a plant lover interested in learning more about African Violets and Gesneriads, and would like to take part in our meetings, please contact for more information.

Our next virtual meeting is being held on February 7 at 1:30pm (via Zoom)


 "Collecting Gesneriads in Cuba" presented by Karyn Cichocki


Karyn will join us to give a talk on her Gesneriad gathering trip in Cuba.  It's Summer Shirt Day – members who join the meeting wearing a summer shirt or t-shirt have the chance to win a small prize.


The agenda of events of the Ottawa African Violet Society may be subject to change.