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Day: 3rd Thursday of the Month unless otherwise noted in the Programs.You can also check our Facebook page.

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.


Keith Smith

Programs 2019:


September 19:DIY, Grow your own Bromeliads Seedlings with Michael Hogan

Michael’s been growing broms from seed since the beginning of 2018, with about 60 species of seedlings growing at his home. Michael’s professional background includes being the seed collector and head propagator for a nonprofit doing stream bank restoration with California native plants. Michael received his first bromeliad in the late 70's and his collection really took off in 1989 while volunteering at the SF Conservatory of Flowers. He was given a pickup truck full of broms as the Conservatory purged the overstock from the back area. A highlight was a trip in '93 up the Canaima river in Venezuela to the base of Angel falls. He is the proprietor of Hogan’s Cal Native Yard Care. Michael’s passion is for the rare species.

Michael Hogan

September 19: TBA

October 17: TBA

November 21:TBA

December 19: Holiday Potluck



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

2019 schedule
January 17,
February 14,
March 21, April 18,
May 16, June 20, July 18,
August 15, September 19,
October 17, November 21,
December 19, 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 2019 East Bay
Sunday July 28. Members and their guests.
Garden tour