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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 August 21

Conservatory of Flowers6:30 - 8:30 PM: Visit to the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. Note special times.

This month, we will not have a regular monthly meeting. Instead,
we will be visiting the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate
Park. We will be able to visit the plants after the building is
closed to the public. If you have never been to this conservatory,
you are in for a treat. Each of the rooms are temperaturecontrolled
for the plants in that room – and the plants are lush
and happy! Tom Koerber, one of our members spends a great
deal of time volunteering to maintain the bromeliads. One of the
rooms is always devoted to a theme for specific types of plants.
The current exhibit is devoted to carnivorous plants, so be
careful. Our host for the tour will be Mario Vega who curates the
bromeliad collection.

Please arrive by 6:30. There is some curbside parking along the drive up to the Eastside of Conservatory. We will have refreshments and announcements at 8pm.

Dan's contact info is


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