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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:


WBC2016October 19: Bromeliads Texas Style — A look back at the 2016 World Bromeliad Conference in Houston. Prelude to WBC 2018 San Diego.

BSSF member Tom Vincze will take us back to last year's memorable World Bromeliad Conference. We’ll go to Houston for some tours to see nice plant collections and meet some of the renowned personalities of the bromeliad world. We'll get a little plant shopping in and afterwards hop on over to the bromeliad show. You will see lots of colorful bromeliads along the way. We’ll finish with a brief preview of the upcoming conference in San Diego next year. We hope you can join us!

WBC2016Tom Vincze is a member of the Bromeliad Society of San Francisco and is currently serving on the BSI board as a Director. He has liked plants since an early age. It was on a fateful trip to Hawaii a couple decades ago where Tom was introduced to the exciting world of tropical plants and bromeliads. His passion and enthusiasm for tropicals and exotics continues today—if only he had enough room for them all!


November 16: Bruce Holst, Botanist at The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida.

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