Tampa African Violet Society

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TAVS Projects

Tampa African Violet Society sponsors the following projects as part of our mission to educate members and to “violet-ize” our neighbors near and far:

•    Maintains a library for members’ use
•    Orders growing supplies for members’ benefit
•    Sponsors a group project that may be the cultivation of a plant or leaf cuttings
•    Raffles one or more African violet plants at each meeting
•    Sponsors an AVSA-judged annual show
•    Provides awards for AVSA, DAVS and AVCF annual shows
•    Provides an annual subscription to The African Violet Magazine to the Hillsborough County   Public  Library, Downtown Tampa branch
•    Sponsors periodic judging schools
•    Sponsors an African violet display at the Florida State Fair
•    Participates in the USF Botanical Gardens Spring and Fall Plant Festivals
•    Provides speakers for programs, including display of African violets, for local clubs, civic organizations, retirement homes and television programs
•    Is an affiliate of the African Violet Society of America, Inc. (AVSA), Dixie African Violet Society (DAVS), and the African Violet Council of Florida (AVCF)


Everyone is invited to attend our meetings.  We hold two meetings per month each with different programs.  We have a business meeting, informative presentation, tips, raffle and refreshments.  for more information about our meetings, email us at info@tampaafricanviolets.com.  See you there!
The Tampa African Violet Society is an Affiliate of the African Violet Society of America, Inc., Dixie African Violet Society, African Violet Council of Florida and The Gesneriad Society.

Message from the President


Welcome to the Tampa African Violet Society website!

You don't have to be growing African violets in the triple digits or even the double digits to benefit from or to become involved in our club.  Even if you're growing only four African violets on a window sill in your home, you can positively impact TAVS and TAVS can positively impact you. 


Our club teaches you how to nurture your African violets and provides opportunities for you to nurture yourself TAVS is a very active group.  TAVS presents an Annual Show and is a regular participant at the Spring and Fall USF Plant show and sale.  You can find us in the Agriculture Exhibit hall at the Florida State Fair.

Please enjoy our website.  You will find information and articles on the propagation of African Violets and Gesneriads and our monthly newsletter, The Petal.  You will find gorgeous photographs along with slide shows of violet shows that you can download. 

 We are a speakers bureau!  Let us know if your group would like one of our seasoned violet enthusiasts to present at your meetings.


We are eager to use this forum to promote our favorite blooming plant, the African violet!  Feel free to write to us with your questions and comments at info@tampaafricanviolets.com


Sandra Kerns