Region 1 Affiliates

Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Background image is “Tiger” hybridized by Irene Fredette of Connecticut

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Meeting Location: Willoughby Wallace Library

  • 146 Thimble Islands Road
  • Branford CT 06405

Meeting Times: Second Tuesday of each month, September to June, 7:30 pm

Contact :

Our club was formed in 1961 and encourages anyone with a love of African violets to come to a meeting to learn more about this special plant.

Information updated 9/21/2021

Meeting Location: Members’ homes, Windsor Public Library, or Grace Episcopal Church in Windsor
Meeting Times: Second Wednesday each month, Sept – June, 7:00 p.m. No meetings in July and August.

If you would like to come to a meeting, please contact us for specific meeting location.

Club meetings are currently held on Zoom.

Club Web Address:

Club Email Address:

Contact 1
Joyce Dickey
Phone: 860-937-9785

Contact 2
Doreen Lay
Phone: 860-285-8953

We also have an educational booth in the Federated Garden Clubs of CT section of the CT Flower Show in February.

Information updated 08/16/2021


  • Carmel Terrace Assisted Living
    933 Central Street
    Framingham, MA

Meeting Times: Third Wednesday each month, all year, 7:15 p.m.

Information updated 9/11/2021

Bay State African Violet Society, Inc.

Meeting Information:  The Bay State African Violet Society, the state club of Massachusetts, meets to hold an African violet show and sale each spring, typically the last weekend in April at the New England Botanic Garden in Boylston, MA. An annual membership meeting is also held in the fall, generally in October. At this member event, a brief business meeting is held and a luncheon is served. Members have an opportunity to socialize, purchase plants and listen to a featured guest speaker. All BSAVS members receive an informative quarterly newsletter and, during the winter, have an opportunity to attend online meetings that focus on some aspect of African violet or gesneriad growing.

Club Email Address:

Club Website: https://baystateafricanvioletsociet

Contact # 1

Nancy Manozzi, President

Contact # 2

Peg Crawford, Secretary

Information updated 09/28/2022

Meeting location:

  • Whitney Place
  • 238 West Main Street
  • Northborough, MA 01532

Meeting times: 2nd Tuesday each month at 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. arrival

Contact: Anne Marie Flynn, President

Notes: We are a friendly group of just under 20 men and women always looking to welcome others interested in growing our favorite houseplant. We encourage anyone to come to a meeting, no membership required. Please contact the president first so we know to expect you.

We gather between 6:30pm and 7pm in the communal kitchen/activity room, then have a short business meeting at 7, followed by a program of interest to any AV grower at any skill level. Our annual dues are $6.00.

Our members live primarily in Central Massachusetts, but also MetroWest Boston. Gateway AVC formed in May,  2006. Several of us are judges for the African Violet Society of America, the international registry of Saintpaulia, and we are also members of the regional Bay State African Violet Society.

Information updated 7/19/2017

Meeting location:  Members homes.
Meeting time:  First Monday of the month at 1:00 p.m.

  • Contact #1:  Eleanor MacIver
    Phone: 508-517-2594
  • Contact #2:  Susie Giovanditti
    Phone:  781-899-7203

Information updated 7/19/2017

New Hampshire

Meeting Location:

  • Granite State Marketing Research
    13 Orchard View Drive
    Londonderry, NH  03053

Meeting times: Meeting Dates & Times Vary


Information updated 4/2/2020

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