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

NOTE:  Calendar Update!

The Great Room is not available on our usual meeting date in November.  The new date for the auction will be Wednesday, November 13th, 2019.  See below for details about this event.

Meeting Dates:  2019

  • 6:00 pm, Monday, January 14, 2019
  • 6:00 pm, Monday, February 11, 2019
  • 6:00 pm, Monday, March 11, 2019
  • 6:00 pm, Monday, April 8, 2019
  • 6:00 pm, Monday, May 13, 2019
  • 6:00 pm, Monday, June 10, 2019
  • 6:00 pm, Monday, July 8, 2019
  • 6:00 pm, Monday, August 12, 2019
  • 6:00 pm, Monday, September 9, 2019
  • 6:00 pm, Monday, October 14 2019
  • 6:00 pm, Wednesday,
    November 13, 2019,
    Annual SBS Auction
  • December 9: Holiday Party!

Event Dates:  2019

May 7, 2019

Florida West Coast Bromeliad Society Annual Auction, Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Boulevard, Pinellas Park; 7:30pm. The auction will consist of a live and a silent auction with terrific bromeliads as well as bromeliad-related items, such as artwork, posters, ceramics, and books. Learn more at

May 10-12, 2019

Bromeliad Society of Central Florida Annual Mother’s Day Show and Sale Fashion Square Mall, 3201 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL, Friday and Saturday 10am- 9pm; Sunday 11am-6pm. For information, go to

June 28-29, 2019

Tropiflora’s Summer Sale, 3530 Tallevast Road, Sarasota; 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM each day. No frills, just plants. No food or music. No other vendors. Just great quality plants, many marked down at or below wholesale. For details, visit

August 17-18, 2019

Seminole Bromeliad Society and Tropical Plant Society Annual Fall Sale, at the Garden Club of Sanford, 200 Fairmont Dr, Sanford, FL. 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM each day. For more information, go to

September 9, 2019

Sarasota Bromeliad Society will have a party to recognize 3 members who have contributed tremendously to our club. There will be cake, games, and more!. The three members being recognized are Shirley Evans, Bob Stickney, and David Johnson.

September 20-21,2019

2019 Bromeliad Extravaganza, hosted by Bromeliad Society of Central Florida, Marriott’s SpringHill Suites and TownePlace Suites, 8040 Palm Parkway, Orlando, FL. For more information, go to

October 12-13, 2019

Fall Plant Festival at USF, 12210 USF Pine Drive, Tampa, FL [ map ] Lots of vendors, variety of plants, including bromeliads.

October 25-27, 2019

Tropiflora’s Fall Festival, 3530 Tallevast Road, Sarasota; 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Fri. & Sat.; 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Sun. A 3-day event featuring plants galore. Free parking, free admission, music, food, donuts & coffee, plus many other plant and garden art vendors. For details, visit

November 2, 2019

Judges School II, Fort Myers, FL. Remember it is not too late to join this class if you are interested in becoming a judge. Contact Betty Ann Prevatt, Caloosahatchee Bromeliad Society, if you interested.

November 13, 2019

The Sarasota Bromeliad Society will have an Auction. There will be gorgeous bromeliads, driftwood and possibly a piece of art. The Great Room at Selby Gardens 6:30-9pm, 811 S. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL.

Members can drop off plants between 4:30 and 6:15 pm.  The cut off time for accepting plants needs to be 6:15 pm sharp to give us sufficient time to tag and place the plants for viewing. Bromeliad related items or baskets will also be gratefully accepted.

All plants for the auction will be placed on display for previewing between 6:30 and 7:00 pm. The auction will begin immediately following the preview period.

When submitting plants for the auction, please make sure they are clean, free of scale and properly labeled with the plant's full name.  If you need help identifying a plant, bring it for Show and Share to our September or October meeting.  You can bring baskets you make yourself or you are welcome to drop off items for baskets that members will put together.  Ray and rest of the friendly staff at Tropiflora may be able to assist with identifying a plant that has lost a tag.

This is our only fundraiser this year so please be generous with your donations.  We will be inviting other clubs, the public, and friends and neighbors to join us.  The auction is sure to be fun and lively with Ray Lemieux as our auctioneer.  So save the date and join us on November 13, 2019.

December 9, 2019

The Sarasota Bromeliad Society will have their Annual Christmas Party. Venue to he announced. There will he a gift exchange, food, fun and festivities.

December 13-15, 2019

The Caloosahatchee Bromeliad Society will have their Biennial Bromeliad Show in conjunction with their Annual Sale at the Araba Shrine Temple in Fort Myers. [ map ]

Event Dates:  2020

June 9-13, 2020

Bromeliad Society International World Bromeliad Conference, hosted by Sarasota Bromeliad Society at the Hyatt Regency, Sarasota, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL. For more information go to

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: - Bromeiads Are Safe


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