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Sales in 2019

BSSF Annual SALE with the SF Succulent and Cactus Society

June 8 & 9, 2019 Saturday and Sunday.
Setup - Friday June

Time: Sat: 9 am-5 pm Sun: 9 am-5:00 pm
Location: San Francisco County Fair Building (Strybing Arboretum) on 9th Avenue @ Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. See Maps

Once again we will be hosting a Bromeliad Sale along with the San Francisco Succulent and Cactus Society. This is our main money making event of the year where many of our members sell plants along with those the Society buys from nurseries. Even if you do not sell plants there is a lot of work involved and we will need your help at the sale.

If you want to sell bromeliads contact Carl Carter.
If you need price labels contact Harold Charns.
We will be needing extra volunteers as clerks and security. If you want to show bromeliads or volunteer contact Roger Lane.



February 21-24, 2019 Date
The Pacific Orchid Exposition (POE) celebrates all things orchid at San Francisco County Fair Building, 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 9412
The BSSF will be displaying bromeliads in the show scection.


Thursday, Opening Night Gala, Feb. 22: 6 - 9:30pm
Friday, Feb. 23: 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday, Feb. 24: 9 am - 6 pm
Sunday, Feb. 25: 10 am - 5 pm
For more info on Gala Benefit and admissions:
2019 Pacific Orchid Expo


BSSF at SF Bot Garden
San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum
3, 2019- Members only Preview Sale,
4, 2019 - Public Sale, 10am–2pm

Location: San Francisco County Fair Building (Strybing Arboretum) on 9th Avenue @ Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. See Maps

Members-Only Preview Sale & Silent Auction. May 3, 2019 Friday 5-8 pm

On Friday, from 5pm to 8pm it's members only and a fun party with beverages including wine and appetizers. Along with this is a wonderful silent auction with one of a kind creations of exotic plants in planters and arrangements, books or other plant related donations. If you would like to be part of this with us, just sign up with Marilyn 2 weeks before and I will place you on the list so you can be admitted. It gives you an added advantage to shop before the public gets in on Saturday. We can use you and your enthusiasm and energy, because it’s a fast paced few hours. It also puts our Society’s name out there to acquaint people with Bromeliads. You must sign up with me and get on the list in order to attend. Only those on the list and members of San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum Society are admitted on Friday. Saturday it is not necessary to get on the list.

Public Sale Saturday May 4, 2019,10am - 2pm

We have participated in this sale for several years along with the other San Francisco plant societies. The Strybing Sale starts on Friday, from 5 to 8 pm. If you want to be included at this special preview sale you can get in with your Strybing Arboretum Society membership card or sign up ahead of time with me to work the Bromeliad Society booth. There is complimentary wine and refreshments, and a Silent Auction where you can bid for prized specimens, etc.

The Public Sale is 1st Saturday in May. It opens at 10 am and lasts until 2 pm. You do not need to be on the list for this sale. Please show up and help out. It is a very fast fun filled few hours. In the past few years we have sold out before closing time.

At this show we get our name out there, introduce people to the wide variety bromeliads have to offer and publicize our show/sale. When the doors open at this event the plant nuts run in like bears to honey. I am happy to say some head straight for our table. It is a very positive experience.

So please sign up and help. To donate plants or volunteer to represent the club contact Marilyn.


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Henthorne GardenAnnual Tour
Summer, 2019

Members and their guests are welcome. Locations and Date to be announced.

Dan's contact info is


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