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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.


WBC2016October 19: Bromeliads Texas Style — A look back at the 2016 World Bromeliad Conference in Houston. Prelude to WBC 2018 San Diego.

BSSF member Tom Vincze will take us back to last year's memorable World Bromeliad Conference. We’ll go to Houston for some tours to see nice plant collections and meet some of the renowned personalities of the bromeliad world. We'll get a little plant shopping in and afterwards hop on over to the bromeliad show. You will see lots of colorful bromeliads along the way. We’ll finish with a brief preview of the upcoming conference in San Diego next year. We hope you can join us!

WBC2016Tom Vincze is a member of the Bromeliad Society of San Francisco and is currently serving on the BSI board as a Director. He has liked plants since an early age. It was on a fateful trip to Hawaii a couple decades ago where Tom was introduced to the exciting world of tropical plants and bromeliads. His passion and enthusiasm for tropicals and exotics continues today—if only he had enough room for them all!







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.

Annual Garden Tour, July 2017 Tour the San Francisco.

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