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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

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Be sure to check our Links and Scrapbook.

April 16,2020: Meeting Canceled

Hello BSSF Members and Friends,

I hope every is making the best of your sheltering time and pampering your gardens and plants.
As you may have assumed our April meeting for tomorrow night has been canceled. And you may have heard the SF Succulent & Cactus Society who organizes the June Sale has postponed/canceled the sale. Postponed until later in the year depending on the pandemic conditions or Canceled for 2020 if necessary. In which case we will look forward to 2021.

As for the BSSF I’m sure we can come up with something for later in the year to reunite and get reacquainted.

Until then,
Stay safe and healthy and enjoy the spring as best you can.





Holiday Party 2019

Josephine & Carol


Helen & Jack


David, John, Susan & Peter


Jan, Gary, Michael, Eric & Edgar

Visit our Facebook Page for more Holiday photosfacebook


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.


Marilyn & Peder's Garden




The Bromeliad Society International

for Bromeliad Cultivation and Identification Information