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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 our LINKS page

Be sure to check our Links and Scrapbook.


September 19:DIY, Grow your own Bromeliads Seedlings with Michael Hogan

Michael’s been growing broms from seed since the beginning of 2018, with about 60 species of seedlings growing at his home. Michael’s professional background includes being the seed collector and head propagator for a nonprofit doing stream bank restoration with California native plants. Michael received his first bromeliad in the late 70's and his collection really took off in 1989 while volunteering at the SF Conservatory of Flowers. He was given a pickup truck full of broms as the Conservatory purged the overstock from the back area. A highlight was a trip in '93 up the Canaima river in Venezuela to the base of Angel falls. He is the proprietor of Hogan’s Cal Native Yard Care. Michael’s passion is for the rare species.

Michael Hogan

Views of the gardens on our Garden Tour 2019

Piedmont Garden


Oakland Hills


Oakland Hills

For more pictures of our East Bay Garden Tour visit our FaceBook page.

BSSF Welcomes Guests
and New Members.

Meetings held
3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. at
S. F. County Fair Building, Recreation Room
1199 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.

See Photos of past tours in our Facebook Page.

FLora Edsel

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. You will also find information for cultural care and Bromeliad nurseries.
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