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Welcome to the
Bromeliad Society of San Francisco.

We are dedicated to the growth and spread of horticultural and scientific knowledge of the Bromeliad Family (Bromeliaceae) and enthusiasm for the preservation of its species and habitats.

For cultural information about Bromeliads go to BSI

Hardy Bromeliads for Bay Area Gardens

What are your Hardiest Bromeliads for the Bay Area?
Outside the Bay Area? The Tropiflora List

Check out the latest entries on our Links page
Annie's Magic Garden.

Be sure to check our Links and Scrapbook.

BSSF Welcomes Guests
and New Members.

Next Meeting


December 18: Annual Holiday Potluck Dinner:
This month culminates another year for our society. For our members that are not able to get to our monthly meetings, we hope that many of you will be able to join us for the holiday potluck. This month’s meeting will be an opportunity for us to socialize and partake of great food. The society is providing an organic turkey and organic ham. We are asking you to bring a dish to share– drinks, appetizer, vegetable dish, rolls, desserts, etc. Please try to remember to bring serving silverware for the dish that you bring. We will provide plates, cups, silverware, and napkins.

Dan Arcos is coordinating the food items and will contact you via e-mail. The current food item list is available at:

Our club will provide a plant for each member. You may also bring a special plant or plant-related item for exchange with the other members (not required).


Meetings held
3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. at
S. F. County Fair Building, Recreation Room
9th Avenue and Lincoln Way (entrance to Golden Gate Park), San Francisco
(Note, February meeting is on the 28th)
See Maps for directions.

Membership is $15US per person or $20US per household annually. Membership includes a Monthly Newsletter sent via email or snail mail.

Checks may be payable to BSSF and sent to
Harold Charns Tres.
255 States St.
San Francisco, Ca. 94114
or contact Harold.

Annual Garden Tour, July 13, 2014 The 2014 Tour in Marin County. See details to the left.

See Photos of past tours in our Facebook Page albums


Bromeliad Growing
The Bromeliad Society of San Francisco is an affiliate of the Bromeliad Society International, BSI. For complete botanical, habitat and horticultural information and indentification the BSI site is the best place to begin. The BSI publishes a bimonthly color journal with the latest bromeliad information and discoveries and membership is encouraged.

Visit our Links Page to other societies in San Francisco or of similar interest.
Be sure to also check the many links on the BSI site.

To contact the webdesigner for this page email Dan.

The Bromeliad Society International

for Bromeliad Cultivation and Identification Information