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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.


Next Meeting

 May 21: Zann Cannon Goff, DIY Vertical Gardens for Bromeliad Lovers.
Zann's presentation will focus on considerations for DIY vertical gardening, from methods to tips and techniques. He will offer a practical demonstration as well as a slideshow to expand on the options, discussing epiphytic plants and companions that can work in tandem with your bromeliads to enrich the looks and diversity of vertical gardens.

Zann Cannon Goff is a gardener and horticulturist based in San Francisco, with degrees in landscaping and Earth sciences, and certifications in Landscape Design, Maintenance, Construction, Nursery Operations, and Greenhouse Production. He currently works as a designer for Flora Grubb Gardens as well as independently freelancing in his own design and garden practice, specializing in ecologically sound plants and methods. Zann writes for a few websites and magazines, including Pacific Horticulture, Sunset, Hoodline, and his own (, and fills his free time with photography and exploring the urban environment around him.

BSSF Welcomes Guests
and New Members.
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, 2015 The 2015 Tour the SF Peninsula.

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