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.
Bromeliad-buying Bus Trip: Saturday, 17 October, 2015. LBVBS is hosting this year's trip, which will go south to Bird Rock Tropicals, Andy's Orchids, Andersons La Costa Nursery, Kartuz, and Plant Depot.
October meeting: 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 28 October, 2015, in the Rotunda Room at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Our own Don Misumi will present a program on the BSI's 2014 World Bromeliad Conference.
November meeting: There is no meeting in November. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
December meeting: There is no meeting in December. Happy Holidays!
January meeting: 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 27 January, 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.
Photo Galleries from LBVBS Shows
Most recently revised: 06 October, 2015