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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

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Be sure to check our Links and Scrapbook.

Next Meeting

tillandsia wagnerianMay 19: Exploring Ecuador: Visions of Ecuadorian flora and fauna with Gregg DeChirico
Traveling West to East, from pacific lowlands of Guayaquil across the Andes to Amazonian highlands of Zamora, then South to North from dry hills of Vilcabamba to the wet forests surrounding Quito, we criss-cross the country in search of bromeliads, orchids and other botanical treasures, with some interesting “close-encounters” of the avian kind. With 16 vegetative ecozones, from mangrove marsh to montane cloud forest, and savanna to lowland Amazon basin; Ecuador is a nature photographer’s paradise! This presentation is a compilation of photos taken on two separate excursions across Ecuador, one made in June 2011, and again in January, 2012; both organized by Guillermo Rivera and SouthAmericaNatureTours.com

Gregg DeChirico has grown plants of all types for over 30 years. He has a nursery, Gregg’s Greenhouse, located in the Santa Barbara area, specializing in seed-grown, rare and exotic plants. Gregg is a frequent participant and vendor at many local and regional club shows and sales. He has traveled throughout Latin America to photograph the local flora and fauna, featured in many of the programs he offers. Gregg served as president of the San Francisco Succulent & Cactus Society, the Santa Barbara Cactus & Succulent Society, and is the past president and current Board member of the Cactus & Succulent Society of America (CSSA).


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, 2016. 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.

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The Bromeliad Society International

for Bromeliad Cultivation and Identification Information