Welcome to the

Annapolis Valley African Violet Society (AVAVS) Website


The Annapolis Valley African Violet Society is a small group of people in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia who meet monthly to discuss the growing and care of Saintpaulias (African Violets) and other related plants in the gesneriad family. The group is highly active and between them, the members grow approximately 450 different varieties of African Violet, Streptocarpus, Columnea, Aeschynanthus, Sinningia, Episcia and Primulina. Many of the members attend African Violet Conventions and shows throughout Canada and the U.S.A. The AVAVS is affiliated with the African Violet Society of Canada (AVSC) and the African Violet Society of America (AVSA). The AVAVS has a judged show each year where the growing efforts of its members are recognized and rewarded. In its membership, the AVAVS has two Senior AVSA certified Judges as well as an Advanced Judge who provides the group with a wealth of information on showing and judging plants.

The AVAVS maintains an extensive library of books, magazines, newsletters and CD ROMs that are available to its members by contacting our librarian . If you sign out any library materials, the Librarian requests that the materials be returned in the Club’s calendar year; that is, if you borrow something in October 2014, the Librarian would like it returned no later than June 2015, which is our last Club meeting of the current year.

To view the list of available library items click here .

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The AVAVS is always eager to have new members and if you are interested in sharing your growing experiences with us or learning more about African Violets and other Gesneriads please contact one of the executives or e-mail us at AVAVS


View May 2016 Flower Show Schedule Here.

African Violet Society of Canada Collection Rosettes Here.

View May 2012 Flower Show Album 2012 Album.

View June 2013 Pot Luck Album 2013 Pot Luck Album.

View upcoming AVAVS meeting.

Executive officers: Executives and Links.

FREE sample Chatter Magazine



Trailing Violets

Submitted by: Lynne Fackenthall 

Variegated Foliage in African Violets

Submitted by: Lynne Fackenthall 

Growing Streptocarpus

Submitted by: Frances Shilliday 

Canadian Hybridizers List

Submitted by: Valerie Despres

Vintage Canadian African Violets

Prepared by: Joanne Bixby & Doug Beagrie

Click Here for 2016 Show Map

Show Date: May 28th, from 2 to 4pm