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Next Meeting

Day: 3rd Thursday of the Month unless otherwise noted in the Programs.

Time: 7:00 pm setup, 7:30pm call to order
Location: S. F. County Fair Building, Recreation Room
1199 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way (entrance to Golden Gate Park), San Francisco
See Maps for directions.

Meetings include a featured speaker, program or discussion topic along with members Show and Tell, refreshments and the very popular plant raffle table and silent bid plant auction. See Programs and Dates. (Note: this year we are having our annual tour in July in lieu of a meeting.)

Our meetings are also listed in the events calendar of the San Francisco Botanical Garden.


Programs 2018:

November 15: Ecuador II: Bromeliads Paradise

If there is one country on earth that would offer such a variety of habitats is Ecuador: dessert, coast, Andes, Amazon Forest, Pacific Forest. It is not surprising that such a small country boots the second largest of bird species in the world (second to Colombia) and over 4000 species of Orchids! Well, it is not surprising either that the country also offers an abundance genus of bromeliads from all different habitats: Tillandsia Vriesea, Griggea, Pitcairnia, Puya, Guzmania, are among some of them with many species to see and discover. This new presentation will cover the whole country with its incredible habitats from the last two expeditions in 2017 and 2018.

GuillermoRiveraGuillermo Rivera
Born in Argentina. Owner of PLANT EXPEDITIONS (former South America Nature Tours) a company dedicated to the organization of tours for the last 17 years, throughout South America (Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador), Mexico and South Africa, Madagascar, and Namibia, with emphasis on plants: bromeliads, orchids, cacti, and other succulents. Former researcher at the University of Cordoba, Argentina. BS degree in Biology University of Cordoba MS Marine Biology. Northeastern University. PhD in Botany University of Cordoba.


December 20: Holiday Party



All meetings are on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

2018 schedule
January 18
February 15
March 15, April 19,
May 17, June 21, July 19
August 16, September 20,
October 18, November 15,
December 20, Holiday Party

2019 Pacific Orchid Expo, San Francisco Orchid Society.
February 21-24,

San Francisco Botanical Garden
May 3, Members Only Sale 5-8pm
May 4, Public Sale 10am-2pm

2019 BSSF Annual SALE with SF Succulent and Cactus Society, June 8 & 9, Saturday & Sunday


Annual BSSF Garden Tour 2018 to be announced.