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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:

July 16: Annual Tour Sunday July 16

Kelly GriffinJuly 20: Kelly Griffin in Oaxaca: Bromeliads of Oaxaca:
This month, Kelly Griffin will be visiting us again from the San Diego area. For those of you who do not know Kelly, he is the manager of Succulent Plant Development for Altman Plants, the largest producer of succulents in the country. His inclination has been towards Agaves, Aloes, and Echeverias, but his interests extend to almost all plants. In his job he has been able to travel all over the world documenting plants and collecting seeds for propagation – some have even been finding their way into our gardens. He also has hybridized many aloes and agaves that are collected by many hobbyists. This month, Kelly will speak to us on a trip that he made this spring to Oaxaca. Kelly is a great photographer and narrator, so this will be a good show. Kelly also will be bringing plants for sale.



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