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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

 April 16: "RESCUE, A passion that became Orquideas Moxviquil Botanical Garden." With Craig "Cisco" Dietz.
A talk to share the wonders of the flora of Chiapas. How a passion became a love, life changer and eventually an emerging botanical garden.

In September 1993 Cisco visited San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas MEXICO and said, "This is where I want to live ". He immediately bought a home and began a more relaxed and centered life and also opened Apertours a photography workshop program. In November of 1994 Cisco began to rescue plants, mainly orchids, that were being destroyed by illegal cutting of trees in many forests in Chiapas. These plants formed the basis of his new life passion, to protect these wonders for the future of the grandchildren of the world. The collection of rescued material is now housed at Orquideas Moxviquil in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas Mexico. The plants rescued number over 25,000 with 600 species and a data base of over 5,500 entries.

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