Welcome to the

 Bay State African Violet

             Society, Inc.

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The Bay State African Violet Society, Inc. a non-profit organization, was founded in 2018, as a successor to the original Bay State African Violet Society, founded in 1959 for the convenience and benefit of persons wishing to expand their knowledge in the fine techniques of growing and propagating African violets (Saintpaulia).

As a member, each year you will receive four issues of the Society's official publication, Ye Bay Stater, which is published and distributed electronically in January, April, July and October. Each issue features articles on all aspects of violet culture and offers information on the activities of local clubs and events or shows held within the area.

Activities include our annual Spring Show and Sale, which offers many special awards, an annual dinner meeting in the fall with a program presented by an outstanding speaker, and the opportunity to socialize with other violet enthusiasts.

BSAVS, Inc. is an affiliate of the African Violet Society of America. 

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DS Glitsinia
K's Berry Bianco
K's Lilac Infusion
Brazos Belle
Dean's Aquarius
Taffeta Blue
Species S. Pendula Kizare
Mac's Misty Meadow
Roller Rink
Jolly LuLu
K's Berry Bianco
Buckeye Made You Look
Rob's Vanilla Trail
AVSA certified Judges evaluating entries during our Spring 2017 BSAVS show.
AVSA certified judges reviewing entries at our 2017 Spring Show ably assisted by volunteer clerks from the Bay State African Violet Society.
The plant sales room madness begins! From our Spring 2017 show at Tower Hill.
Bay State AVS volunteers assisting eager customers looking for that special African Violet to add to their collection!
Buckeye Lace Petticoats
Sassy Sadie
Optimara Dominica
Opera's Romeo
Bold Party Girl
Buckeye Cranberry Sparkler
Bold Party Girl
Streptocarpus
AVSA Judges at the 2016 BSAVS Show
AVSA judges studying an entry at 2016 BSAVS Show
AVSA Judges scoring an exhibit at the 2016 BSAVS Show
Clock is Running on AVSA Judging Tasks
BSAVS Members at 2016 Show
Bay State African Violet Society members volunteering at the busy 2016 plant sale.
Purchasing African Violets and Growing Supplies at 2016 Show & Sale. One is never enough!
Growing African Violets in Basement under Fluorescent Lights.
BSAVS Club member at Philadelphia AVSA National Convention.
Blue Dragon
Variegated foliage, Blue Flower.
Bob Serbin. Red Flower with White (Geneva) Edge.
An example of a "fantasy" blossom
An example of an "edged" blossom
Jean-Pierre Croteau. African Violet Flower with "Fantasy"
This photo is of a visit by our club members to Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses in Dolgeville, New York. Paul Sorano's greenhouses are a treat for anyone interested in seeing thousands of African Violets.
African Violet with Blue Flower.
Pink Two-Toned African Violet.
Here is a photo of a club member admiring African Violets at The Violet Barn in Naples, New York. The owners are Dr. Ralph Robinson and Olive Ma Robinson.

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For information on Tower Hill Botanic Garden, please visit www.towerhillbg.org 

For information on the African Violet Society of America, please visit www.avsa.org  


The Bay State African Violet Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation based in Massachusetts

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