THE PUGET SOUND GESNERIAD SOCIETY INVITES YOU TO ATTEND The Gesneriad Society’s 64th Annual Live Convention!


GESNERIADS IN THE PACIFIC GATEWAY in Tacoma, Washington. The convention will be held at Hotel Murano from July 4 to July 9, 2022.

Hotel Murano is a boutique hotel filled with glass art reflecting the influence of of artist Dale Chihuly and the nearby Museum of Glass. Located in the heart of downtown, one block away from the light rail which brings you to within walking distance of museums, shops, cafes, craft beer pubs, bookstores, and music venues. A complete Pacific Northwest experience awaits you nearby with a superb view of Mt. Rainier, Point Defiance Park which includes a rose garden, a Japanese Garden, and a stand of massive old growth forest right in the heart of the city. Newly established Dunes Park, is nearby as well as a lively new shopping area at Point Ruston.

Only 25 miles from SeaTac airport, Tacoma can provide a base for many other adventures. It is just an hour and a half from Mt. Rainier, 8.8 miles from a U.S. Open golf course, a short drive to outstanding birding in the Nisqually natural area, 2 hours from the Olympic National Park, 2 hours to Mt. St. Helen’s National Park. With ocean beaches in one direction, the Cascades in the other, there is much to explore in the wider area.

Pending availability, convention rates are in effect, for those registered for the GS convention, three days before and three days after the convention dates. So plan to come early and stay late to enjoy all these delights!