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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:

Birdrock DIsplaya

May 16: About Billbergias with Keith Smith

This month Keith Smith will present one of the soon to be introduced BSI programs, Genus Billbergia. The program highlights many of the 63 Billbergia species with information about their growing locations. A sampling of some of the numerous hybrids available and advice for growing this genus will complete the program.
This is the first showing of the program to a Society (other than Sacramento) and as such Keith would appreciate any and all comments, corrections, improvements and additions from San Francisco members after the program delivery.

KeithSmithKeith Smith was introduced to bromeliads in 1976 by former BSI journal editor Chet Blackburn, a fellow he will probably never forgive for creating the addiction. He joined the Sacramento Bromeliad Society that year and has been unable to escape its clutches, having served as president numerous times in the intervening years. He grows mostly neoregelias and vrieseas in his 40’ X 27’ greenhouse and actively tries to create further addicts by proselytizing about the plants at society meetings and sending visitors away with boxes of his excess plants.
He is Media Library Chair for the BSI and is about to introduce eight new programs to the library.

June 20: TBA

July 18: Scott Sandel, Broms in New Zealand

July 28: Annual Garden Tour, East Bay

August 15:TBA

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