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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:

t prodigiosaJune 15: Cuban Bromeliads and Flora
In Cuba 3 subfamilies of the Bromeliaceae are represented in 12 genera and 65 species. With 34 species Tillandsia offers the largest concentration and distribution. Their habitats will be discussed as well as which species are endemic or threatened. There will be a general overview of the genus tillandsia and the main novelities among them.

Dr. Sánchez has been a professor of Cuban Superior Education for 40 years and has been employed at the National Botanic Garden (Cuba) of the University of Havana from 1980 to the present. He has taught numerous subjects on the faculty of Biology in different branches of Botany.


July 16: Annual Tour Sunday July 16

July 20: Kelly Griffin in Oaxaca

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: Bruce Holst, Botanist at The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida.

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