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.
October meeting: 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 22 October, 2014, in the Rotunda Room at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Our own Larry Farley will present his photos from our Garden Hop, which just took place on 04 October.
November meeting: There is no meeting in November. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Holiday Luncheon: Saturday, 13 December, 2014, from noon to 2 p.m. Location: Maria's Italian Kitchen, 10761 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. Cost: $10 for members and family or $20 for guests; includes choice of entree, soft drinks, tax, and tip.
December meeting: There is no meeting in December. Happy Holidays!
January meeting: 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 28 January, 2015, in the Rotunda Room at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Speaker TBA.
Photo Galleries from LBVBS Shows
Most recently revised: 14 October, 2014