La Ballona Valley Bromeliad Society
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!
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.
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.
April meeting: 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 23 April, 2014, in the Rotunda Room at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Our own Alan Levy and Don Misumi will demonstrate how to prep your plants for entry in our Show.
Annual LBVBS Show and Sale: Saturday and Sunday, 03 and 04 May, 2014, 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.
May meeting: 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 28 May, 2014, in the Rotunda Room at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Speaker TBA.
World Bromeliad Conference -- Bromeliads in Paradise: 08 -- 14 September, 2014, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Invitation letter. Registration form. Information about conference program advertisements. For mainland vendors: Letter, application, and sales rules; see also the Import Program webpage of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture. The Bromeliad Society International website maintains the Conference Corner which has the most up to date information, including the conference schedule, travel logistics, etc.
Photo Galleries from LBVBS Shows
Most recently revised: 08 April, 2014