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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 2017:

mayan ruinsApril 20: Peter Wan and the Route of the Mayan. Peter will take us on a trip to part of the Mesoamerica (Honduras, El Salvador, Guetamala and Belize). In 2016 Peter visited the ancient and modern civilizations in this area. Along the way, he experienced local and ancient cultures and architectures, bromeliads, orchids, tropical forest, war histories, struggles for human rights, the chicken bus, a little Star Wars scenery and even seeing an volcanic eruption while making chocolate from cacao. Peter Wan



May 18: Martin Grantham and Tillandsias in Oaxaca and Chiapas.

June 15: Dr. Carlos Sanchez, Director of the Havana Botanical Garden

July: No meeting. Annual Tour Sunday July 16

August 17: James Thurrott. Jay began growing bromeliads in the 70’s and now grows more than 700 varieties of bromeliads at his home in Port Orange, Florida.

September 21: TBT

October 19: TBT

November 16: TBT

December 21: Holiday Potluck











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

January 19
2017 Pacific Orchid Expo, San Francisco Orchid Society.
February 24-26,

March 23, April 20,
May 18, June 15,
July 16, Annual Tour
August 17, September 21,
October 19, November 16,
December 21, Holiday Potluck

San Francisco Botanical Garden
May 5, Members Only Sale 5-8pm
May 6, Public Sale 10am-2pm,

2017 BSSF Annual SALE with SF Succulent and Cactus Society, June 10 & 11, Saturday & Sunday


Annual BSSF Garden Tour July 16, 2017

San Francisco

Locations to be announced

There will be a potluck picnic so please bring a dish for 8 and beverage to share. 

Members and their guests are welcome.

Dan's contact info is