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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.
Pam Koide HyattNext Meeting
April 17: Pam Koide Hyatt of BirdRock tropicals.

Hybridizing tillandsias - Natural and Artificial Tillandsias.

Between 1988 and 1989 Pamela made more than 3000 tillandsia hybrids, and waited up to 15 years to see many of them reach maturity and begin to bloom. One of the hybrids created by Pamela was named to the short list of 20 finalist for ‘Plant of the Year’ at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May 2012, and this same hybrid, T. ‘Samantha’ won the FloraHolland Glass Tulip Award in for best introduction in the houseplant category in 2013. Bird Rock Tropicals has been instrumental in the cultivation of rare and unusual tillandsias, and has made many of these available to collectors worldwide.

Pamela will be one of many speakers at the BSI World Bromeliad Conference to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, September 2014, and the Australian Conference to be held in Sydney, Australia in April 2015.

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 2014 The 2014 Tour in Marin County. Details will be posted July 1, 2014. If you wish to attend you will have to send an RSVP to receive the Locations. Email Dan if you wish for more information.

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