Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies
Upcoming Events


2017


March 19th
Seminole Bromeliad and Tropical Plant Society - 40th Anniversary Celebration
The Seminole Bromeliad and Tropical Plant Society is having a 40th Anniversary Celebration on March 19th and we would like you to join us! We are inviting all members of the Bromeliad Society of Central Florida and the Florida East Coast Bromeliad Society as well as members of other Florida Bromeliad societies.

Bud Martin (who started his Bromeliad obsession in his early 20's) will be giving a presentation, A Celebration--40 Years of Our Favorite Bromeliads. Since 1977, Bromeliad enthusiasts in Seminole County and the surrounding area have gathered once a month to celebrate all things BROMELIAD (which became all things Bromeliad and Tropical Plants in 2006). As part of our special year-long celebration of this milestone anniversary, Bud Martin has assembled photos of Bromeliads our members have collected, propagated, shared, discussed and loved through the years. A PowerPoint presentation showcasing those Bromeliads will be shared with members and guests at our special meeting on March 19th. Jay Thurrott (of Florida East Coast Bromeliad Society and BSI fame) helped create the PowerPoint presentation and will be present at our celebration.

The meeting will also feature:

--A silent auction for the benefit of the Bromeliad Society International (including books donated by Bud as well as some special plants),

--The signing of our 40th Anniversary poster,

--40th Anniversary Logo merchandise (including t-shirts and more),

--A plant raffle and drawing featuring some wonderful 40th Anniversary plants, and

--Lots of good food for our Bromeliad enthusiasts.

The meeting will start at 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 19th (although we recommend arriving 30 minutes or so earlier). It will be held at the Sanford Garden Club, 200 Fairmont Drive, Sanford, FL 32773.

April 22nd - 23rd
Seminole Bromeliad and Tropical Plant Society Sale
The Garden Club of Sanford (on 17-92, one block south of Lake Mary Blvd)
9:00 - 4:00 In air-conditioned building
Huge selection of bromeliads in many genera, orchids, aroids, gingers, other tropical plants, gift baskets, hand crafted slat baskets in several sizes. Members will be available to answer your questions.

April 22nd - 23rd
Bromeliad Society of South Florida Show and Sale
The Bromeliad Society of South Florida is celebrating its 58th year of continuous operation in 2017. Formed to promote the use of bromeliads in southern Florida both in the landscape and as potted plants, the Society has consistently placed an emphasis on education of both its own members and the public in general. On April 22 and 23, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., a bromeliad sale featuring vendors from the southern half of Florida will be held in conjunction with the show at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road Coral Gables, FL 33156 Phone:: 305-667-1651 Fax 305-661-8953.

For the past 38 years, the Society has sponsored this annual show at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden to display outstanding examples of bromeliads to the public. In addition to the plants on display, information on the care and maintenance of bromeliads is available in the free Show Booklet handed out at the Information Desk located in the show hall. As part of our year long anniversary celebration, the 2017 Show is shaping up to be the best in memory. Come join us, and see what bromeliads are all about.

Any questions can be directed to Alan Herndon, Show Director at 305-498-2345.

May 2nd
Florida West Coast Bromeliad Society Annual Bromeliad Auction
Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Boulevard, Pinellas Park, Florida 33781
Doors open at 7 PM, auction begins at 7:30
There will be both a live auction and a silent auction. For more information, go to our website FWCBS.org

August 4th - 6th
2017 FCBS Bromeliad Extravaganza
Clarion Hotel
2701 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33612
www.clarionhoteltampa.com 813-971-4710
Make your Reservation
Ask for Bromeliad Extravaganza Rate
$75.00 for single or double.
$85.00 for triple/quad.
Complimentary hot breakfast included.
Rate guaranteed by hotel until July 13, 2017
Registration Form

August 19th - 20th
Seminole Bromeliad and Tropical Plant Society Sale
The Garden Club of Sanford (on 17-92, one block south of Lake Mary Blvd)
9:00 - 4:00 In air-conditioned building
Huge selection of bromeliads in many genera, orchids, aroids, gingers, other tropical plants, gift baskets, hand crafted slat baskets in several sizes. Members will be available to answer your questions.


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