Join us in San Diego, California for the 2018 World Conference, May 29 – June 3.
Fiesta de las Bromelias
Planning for the 2018 conference is well underway. We have secured the fantastic bayside resort Paradise Point which is close to San Diego restaurants, parks, attractions and the airport. We hope that you will plan on joining us for an exciting bromeliad extravaganza. There are several bromeliad
growers and nurseries within striking distance, and there are both public and private gardens to see.
San Diego shares a border with the Mexican state of Baja California. Our mild, dry Mediterranean climate means that xerophytic plants are particularly well-suited here. [Think Puya, Dykia, Hechtia and the many dry Tillandsias.] Yet within these limits, almost anything can be grown with regular irrigation under shade cloth!
In 2018 let’s have fun in San Diego!
San Diego, the eighth largest city in the USA, is often referred to as “America’s Finest City”. Known for its great climate, pristine beaches, friendly people and a plethora of entertainment options, San Diego is a favorite travel destination for visitors across the globe. Our city has a huge variety of horticultural attractions close to the conference venue, and the resort is set on 44 lushly landscape acres.
Balboa Park is located just minutes from downtown San Diego. Admittance is free to the Park grounds, Botanical Building, outdoor gardens, and some attractions. The San Diego Zoo is located inside the park. Most of the horticultural societies, meet in the park, and there are botanical oddities and interesting things to see at every turn. Other destinations close by include Torrey Pines State Park, La Jolla Cove and other free parks and beaches.
There are some great Southern California nurseries specializing in Tillandsias; maybe we’ll see their plants at the sale, alongside plants from other nurseries and local growers.
Your host committee is having a hard time narrowing down the itinerary. Some options:
• We have planned a tour of members’ gardens north of the city, followed by a dinner on the lawn at the San Diego Botanic Gardens.
• There will likely be a trip to see Balboa Park and its gardens, as well as other stops near the center of the city that may include private residential gardens of our members.
• A sunset cruise on the bay is a certainty! From the bay, you get great views of the city, and you’ll have the perfect vantage point for orientation.
Keep Up to Date
Stay tuned as the 2018 World Bromeliad Conference gets closer. Check the San Diego Bromeliad Society Facebook page for updates and for information on the launch of our new website. In the meantime, follow your host chapter, the San Diego Bromeliad Society website.
• $390.00 if postmarked June 1, 2017 – May 1, 2018.
• All registrations after May 1st, 2018 will be at the door at the rate of $425.00.
If you are not a current BSI member, your annual membership fee must be paid, in
addition to, the above Conference registration fee as follows:
• USA residents add $45 single and $60 dual membership (add $5 for 1st class delivery)
• Other countries add $50 single and $65 dual membership (includes airmail delivery)