• African Violet & Gesneriad Society of Syracuse  

    African Violet & Gesneriad Society of Syracuse

    Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month at Pitcher Hill Community Church

    605 Bailey Rd., North Syracuse, NY 13212

  • African Violet and Gesneriad Society Of Western New York  

    African Violet and Gesneriad Society Of Western New York

    AVGSWNY meetings are held on the 3rd. Tuesday of each month,  September thru June in the Lancaster NY
    Volunteer Ambulance Service (LVAS) Building, 40 Embry Place, Lancaster, NY at 7:30 pm.

  • AVSA  

    African Violet Society of America

    AVSA is the international organization of over 4,000 members founded in 1946. Our home office is in Beaumont, Texas.

  • Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses  

    Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses

    Established in 1954. Our greenhouses are filled with an even larger selection of African violets and gesneriads, plus many other exotic houseplants and orchids too numerous to list. Our personal orchid collection is on exhibit year-round. Cameras are always welcome! If you are traveling near our area (Dolgeville, New York), please come see us.

    PO Box 249
    14 Mutchler Street (for GPS users)
    Dolgeville, NY 13329-0249
    Phone: 315-429-8291

    Summer Greenhouse Hours:

    Monday thru Friday: 8 am to 4 pm
    Saturdays: 10 am to 4 pm
    Sundays: Closed
    Closed on Major Holidays

  • The Gesneriad Society  

    The Gesneriad Society

    The Gesneriad Society is an international association of people who enjoy plants in the family Gesneriaceae. We grow, propagate, study, collect, breed, show, photograph, and judge these beautiful and fascinating plants.

  • The Violet Barn  


    • African violets
    • Streptocarpus
    • Episcia, and other gesneriads
    • Begonias
    • Hoyas
    • Miniature houseplants for terrariums and small landscapes

    By Mail:

    The Violet Barn
    PO Box 9
    Naples, New York, 14512-0009

    Physical Address:

    The Violet Barn
    7209 County Road 12
    Naples, New York,  14512

    Shop and Greenhouse open Tuesday thru Saturday 12-5 pm.
    Closed on July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's days.

    By Phone:  (585) 374-8592

     Phone answered Monday thru Saturday 12-5 pm EST.
         If calling during other hours, you may leave a message.
    By Fax: (585) 374-6947

    By E-mail:

    Send to violetbarn@aol.com