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Friendship Through Violets Since 1948



Celebrating 65 Years of Growing African Violets

Garden State African Violet Club

The Garden State African Violet Club was founded in Trenton, New Jersey on November 19, 1948.  GSAVC has been affiliated with the African Violet Society of America since January 9, 1952, and with the Tristate African Violet Council since 1962. The goal of the GSAVC is to promote the enjoyment and cultivation of African Violets. Our club motto is Friendship Through Violets.”

Membership & Meetings

The GSAVC welcomes anyone interested in enjoying and growing African Violets and other gesneriads to join our club. Our members hail from all over the central New Jersey area and Bucks County, PA. Membership dues are just $10 per year for a single membership or $15 per year for a family membership. All paid up members receive a “project plant” at the second meeting. Non-members are invited to attend our meetings and presentations, as well as to enter our annual show once as a non-member.  There is no charge to attend our monthly meetings or to enter the show.


We meet ten times per year from September to June on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM, and present an informative program related to African Violets at most meetings.  Please see our 2015-2016 Calendar for the specific dates and topics. Our focal event is our Annual Show and Sale held the weekend before Mother’s Day. 

Monthly meetings are held at the Robbinsville Public Library located at 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road (near intersection of Rte. 130 N. and Rte. 526 East), Robbinsville, New Jersey. Please refer to the Visit Us page for directions to our meeting place.


We visit schools, garden clubs, Senior Centers, and any other organization interested in learning more about African Violets. Please contact us for details.


Contact Us

Have a question about growing African Violets or about our Club or meetings? E-mail us at  GSAVCmail@gmail.com .