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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.


Next Meeting - March 23: Tillandsia Collection of German Bromeliad Society with Ben Harink:
Tillys in Germany In July 2016, Ben was able to visit the conservation collection of the German Bromeliad Society. This is a collection of mainly Tillandsia species, either documented or identified species and forms that are deemed as highly valuable to science and hence need to be protected. at the time of Ben's visit, the majority of plants were outside and looking quite fabulous, with quite a few specimens in bloom. The focus of the collection is the Mexican species, and Ben was quite amazed to see the many local forms they had, as well as their ability to grow the cloud forest and lowland species equally well.

Ben HarinkBio:
I been interested in plants and animals ever since being a small kid. I had a good sized Tillandsia collection when I was a kid in Germany. However, having not greenhouse, I gave up after a few years and started rearing insects as a main hobby. I have been living in different places, including India and Switzerland and have travelled extensively in search of plants and animals. I found my love for Bromeliads again, when I moved to the Bay Area 3 years back and figured that the climate was much better than in Germany. I do enjoy growing bromeliads from seed, and have a keen interest in Pitcairnia and Tillandsia.






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, Sunday to be . 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.

To contact the webdesigner for this page email Dan.




The Bromeliad Society International

for Bromeliad Cultivation and Identification Information