Established in 1959

 

 

 


Meetings and Events

The Bromeliad Society of South Florida meets on the third Tuesday of every 
month. Please see calendar below.
We meet at  Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, 
Miami, FL 33156, 7:30 p.m. in the Corbin Building, classroom "A".  
Refreshment are served.
We have a Plant Raffle and a Sales table.
Visitors are always welcome to attend our meetings. Admission is FREE.
Members are kept informed through our monthly Newsbulletins

           Board meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm
           at the home of our president. Members are welcome to attend. 

If you have any questions about any of our Meeting or Events, please contact 
Bob Meyers for additional info at: 305-285-8838

 

 

2018 Meetings and Events

Monthly Meetings

Board Meetings

Special Society Events

Fairchild Events

January 16:     Speaker: Pamela Koide-Hyatt 
 Topic: Pam will discuss tillandsias with the society and delve into her passion – eco tours

 @ 7:30 PM @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 Raffle table provided by Ellis Brown
February 13:    Board Meeting at 7:30PM at the home of Barbara Partagas
February 20:     Speaker: Tropiflora’s Dennis Cathcart
 Topic: Always the dreamer and adventurer, Dennis started Tropiflora in the early ’70s as an outgrowth of a bromeliad collecting hobby. A “hobby gone bad” he says. Following years of collecting reptiles and traveling the Caribbean and Latin America, Dennis discovered bromeliads or they discovered him; and, the direction of his life was changed for evermore. Collecting and exploring were always his first interests in the plant world and over the years he and Linda have visited over 25 countries on more than 100 trips and expeditions. Together they have made travel, adventure, plant exploring, speaking, writing and the nursery business a way of life. He and Linda are now passing their passion for plants on to their children, to take Tropiflora into the second generation.

 @ 7:30 PM @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 Raffle table provided by Alex Bello
March 13:    Board Meeting at 7:30PM at the home of Sandy Roth
March 20:     Speaker: Chip Jones 
 Topic: Terrestrial Bromeliads

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@ 7:30 PM @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 Raffle table provided by TBA

March 24 & 25:     Our Annual Show and Sale
 at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 10901 Old Cutler Road - Coral Gables, FL 33156
 Show hours 9:30AM - 4:30PM
 Show is free after paid admission to the Garden 
April10:     Board Meeting at 7:30PM at the home of Barbara Partagas
April 17:     Speaker: Pamela Koide Hyatt
 Topic:
Tillandsias from Mexico

 Pamela Koide Hyatt, has been exploring and growing Bromeliads, with an emphasis on Tillandsias for more than half her life. Since starting Bird Rock Tropicals in 1981, Pamela has traveled extensively throughout Mexico, Central and South America in search of tillandsias. During these travels she has discovered more than a dozen species new to science as well as many more natural hybrids. Experiencing plants in habitat and growing for more than 35 years gives her a unique insight into this amazing genus. 

Pam created Tillandsia Samantha which was nominated for 'Plant of the Year' at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2012, and in 2013, Tillandsia Samantha won the 'Glass Tulip Award' in the category of houseplants. The Glass Tulip Award is one of the most prestigious awards in Horticulture awarded by Flora Holland. 

Additionally, Pamela is an International Accredited Bromeliad Master Judge and has served as President and newsletter editors of both the San Diego Bromeliad Society and the North County Bromeliad Society. She has served as a Director of the Bromeliad Society International (BSI), and Publications Chairman for the BSI, and currently, the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of the Bromeliad Society (BSI). She recently completed nine years as a Trustee at the San Diego Botanic Garden. 

Pamela has consulted on a several different botanical projects. These include consulting not only at private gardens, but Botanical Gardens in Thailand, Singapore, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego, as well as hotel installations at the Mirage, Bellagio and MGM in Las Vegas.

 
@ 7:30 PM @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 Raffle table provided by TBA

May 8:     Board Meeting at 7:30PM at the home of Sandy Roth
May 15:     Topic: Bromeliad Bingo

 
@ 7:30 PM @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 Raffle table provided by TBA
May29 - June 3:     World Conference in San Diego California 
June 12:     Board Meeting at 7:30PM at the home of Barbara Partagas
June 19:     Speaker: Guillermo Rivera
 Topic: Bromeliads of Peru: Land of the Incas

The talk will cover a voyage through the whole country of Peru: from the dry, deciduous forest in the North around the cities of Chiclayo and Jaen, to the lower slopes of the Andres and into the Amazon region. We will explore the habitats around Huaraz, a beautiful town nestled in the valley between the Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Negra. In the end we will cross the Andes once again heading towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas to finish our voyage in Machu Pichu. We will see amazing Tillandsias in flower, high elevation Puya, spectacular Vrieseas and the most incredible bromeliad Puya raimondii growing at 4400 meters, with its inflorescence of over 20 feet!

About Guillermo: 
Born in Argentina. Owner of Plant Expeditions (former South America Nature Tours), a company dedicated to the organization of tours for the last 15 years, throughout South America (Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador), Mexico and South Africa, Madagascar, and Namibia with emphasis on plants (bromeliads, cacti, and orchids), and birding.
Former researcher at the University of Cordoba, Argentina. BS degree in Biology University of Cordoba. MS Marine Biology, Northeastern University. PhD in Botany University of Cordoba.
If you wish to know more about these or other tours, please visit www.PlantExpeditions.com  where you can subscribe to a newsletter to receive information about future trips. Or contact him directly at info@plantexpeditions.com

 @ 7:30 PM @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 Raffle table provided by TBA

July 10:     Board Meeting at 7:30PM at the home of Sandy Roth
July 17:     Speaker: Bob Meyers
 Topic:
Photos of the BSI World Conference and Tours

 
@ 7:30 PM @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 Raffle table provided by Bob Meyers
August 14:     Board Meeting at 7:30PM at the home of Barbara Partagas
August 21:     

WHO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BSSF 
WHEN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AUGUST 21, 2018 
WHAT TIME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:15 PM 
WHERE . . . . . Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden 
PLANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Special Auction 
FOOD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All provided by BSSF 
RSVP . . . . . Sandy Roth sandyr53@aol.com (So we know how much food to get)

Seotember11:     Board Meeting at 7:30PM at the home of Sandy Roth
September 18:     Speaker: TBA
 Topic: TBA


 
@ 7:30 PM @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 Raffle table provided by TBA
October 9:     Board Meeting at 7:30PM at the home of Barbara Partagas
October 16:     Topic: Annual Auction


 
@ 7:30 PM @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 No Raffle Table

November 9, 10, 11:     Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden "The Ramble"
 at the Garden 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL.
 9:30AM - 4:30PM
 Free with paid admission to the Garden
November 13:    Board Meeting at 7:30PM at the home of Sandy Roth
November 20:     Speaker: TBA
 Topic: TBA


 @ 7:00 PM @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 No Raffle Table
December 11:    Board Meeting at 7:30PM at the home of Barbara Partagas
December 18:     Holiday Party Pot Luck
 
Call Sandy Roth 305-301-0306 or Mike Michalski 305-279-2416 
 to offer your culinary masterpiece that you elect or wish to 
 deliver to the December 18th Holiday Party.

 Plant Exchange at Holiday Party
 It has simple rules. Wrap a bromeliad so that the naked eye cannot 
 discern  the
plant within. When you arrive with such a plant, you 
 receive a ticket – a la raffle style. The master ticket holder will call 
 out numbers in an order – hence the first called will have the pick 
 of one of the plants wrapped; and the second will have one pick of 
 the
remaining plants, and so forth. If you really want to engage, 
 bring wrapped plants, or even more, and you will receive more 
 tickets, which means you will have more wrapped plants to blindly 
 pick up. 

 
No Raffle table