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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

February meeting: 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 25 February, 2015, in the Rotunda Room at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Pam Koide from Bird Rock Tropicals will present 'Werner Rauh, Botanist and Discoverer of Many Bromeliads'.

March meeting: 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 25 March, 2015, in the Rotunda Room at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Our own Alan Levy and Don Misumi will present their lecture and demonstration, 'One for the money... Two for the show... Three to get your plants ready for our great show!'.

April meeting: 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 22 April, 2015, in the Rotunda Room at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Gregg DeChirico, owner of Gregg's Greenhouse, will present 'Touring Ecuador to Discover Bromeliads and Other Tropical Flora and Fauna'.

Annual LBVBS Show and Sale: Saturday and Sunday, 02 and 03 May, 2015, in the Auditorium of the Veterans Memorial Hall 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Show hours: 12 -- 5 on Saturday, 10 -- 3:30 on Sunday. Sale hours: 10 -- 5 on Saturday, 10 -- 3:30 on Sunday. Lecture and demonstration on bromeliad culture at 2 on both days. Free admission and parking. For more information: (323)294-9839, NOTE: Please do NOT park in residential areas! Thank you.

San Fernando Valley Bromeliad Society's Bromeliad Exhibit and Sale: Saturday and Sunday, 30 -- 31 May, 2015. More information: club website.

May meeting: 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 27 May, 2015, in the Rotunda Room at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Speaker TBA.


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: 18 February, 2015