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Visitors are always welcome at all Bromeliad Society meetings and events.  Please see the "Join Us" box for more information.

Meetings:  2021

  • 6:00 pm, Monday, Aug. 9, 2021

    This meeting will be in the Great Room at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

    Terrance Hoffman will give a presentation on "Mounting Bromeliads on Rocks".

    Selby is requiring that everyone wear masks during all indoor events. Thank you for your cooperation.


  • 6:00 pm, Monday, Sept. 13, 2021

    This meeting will be in the Great Room at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

    Ray Lemieux will present "Bromeliads 101".

    Selby is requiring that everyone wear masks during all indoor events. Thank you for your cooperation.


  • 6:00 pm, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021

    This meeting will be in the Great Room at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

    Bruce Holst will be our guest speaker.

    Selby is requiring that everyone wear masks during all indoor events. Thank you for your cooperation.


Events:  2021

October 29-31, 2021

Tropiflora Fall Festival

This 20th anniversary event, originally planned for 2020, will include vendors, a music man, plenty of BBQ, and lots of plants.

• Friday & Saturday hours are 8 am - 5 pm, but Sunday is only a half day from 10 AM - 3 PM.
• Free parking and free admission.
• Pet friendly.
• Bring a wagon to load up with take-home goodies.

The Tropiflora website is [ here ].


Events:  2022

June 7 - 11, 2022

The World Bromeliad Conference 2022 will be hosted by the Sarasota Bromeliad Society in the Hyatt Regency Sarasota.

Events will include tours of two of the world’s leading Bromeliad nurseries (Michael’s Bromeliads and Tropiflora), a visit to the renowned Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (with free admission for conference registrants), a number of notable speakers, an opening conference reception and welcome address, a banquet with a rare plant sale and auction, a plant sale with numerous sellers, a fantastic judged plant show, and more.

For more information visit the BSI Conference Page [ here ].

Bromeliads, Mosquitos,
and The Zika Virus (??)

Is it safe to grow bromeliads? The Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies says "Yes, bromeliads are safe to grow!".  You can read the Council's full report about bromeliads and mosquito bourne illnesses here:  www.fcbs.org - Bromeliads Are Safe

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