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La Ballona Valley Bromeliad Society

About us

The La Ballona Valley Bromeliad Society (LBVBS for short) is a group of bromeliad enthusiasts and plant lovers from Los Angeles and the rest of Southern California. One of the oldest bromeliad societies, LBVBS was started in 1950 by Victoria Padilla, Bill Palen, Fritz Kubich, Charles Wiley, Lloyd Smith, and Bob Harris. Our first big annual show was held in 1953.

Our meetings feature a speaker, refreshments, a show and tell of plants brought by members, and a raffle table (many bargain plants for your collection!). Annual club events include the Holiday Luncheon in December and our Plant Show and Sale in May. Guests and visitors are always welcome!


Meetings

The LBVBS meets at 7:30 pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month, January through October, in the Rotunda Room at Veterans Memorial Hall, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City, California. (Map courtesy of Google Maps.)

Parking is free in the lots at Veterans Memorial Park. Enter from Culver Boulevard.


Membership

Annual dues are $10 per household. Please see Paul, our Membership Chair, at our meetings or, to mail a check, please email us for the details.


Upcoming events

January meeting: 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 27 January, 2016, in the Rotunda Room at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Andy Siekkinen from the San Diego Bromeliad Society will talk about his visit to Bahia, Brazil and the First World Congress on Bromeliaceae Evolution which took place in Brazil last March.

February meeting: 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 24 February, 2016, in the Rotunda Room at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Gregg DeChirico, owner of Gregg's Greenhouse, will present a program on the bromeliads of Brazil.

March meeting: 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 23 March, 2016, in the Rotunda Room at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Pam Koide of Bird Rock Tropicals will present a program whose topic is TBA.

April meeting: 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 27 April, 2016, in the Rotunda Room at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Speaker TBA.

World Bromeliad Conference: 13 -- 19 June, 2016 at the Westin Galleria Houston Hotel. Please see the Bromeliad Society International website for further information, registration form, and updates.


Cool stuff

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Show Photos

Photo Galleries from LBVBS Shows

Show and Tell Photos

LBVBS Meeting Show and Tell Photos

Most recently revised: 24 January, 2016