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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

South Bay Orchid Society's Second Annual Orchid Auction: Friday, 20 April at South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. Preview starts at 6:30 pm, auction starts at 7:00 pm. Free entrance and parking. Show flyer (PDF file). Club website.

April meeting: 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 25 April, 2018, in the Rotunda Room at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Our own Alan Levy will demonstrate how to prepare plants for entry in our upcoming Show.

Saddleback Valley Bromeliad Society's Sale booth: Thursday -- Sunday, 26 -- 29 April, during mall hours at South Coast Plaza's Spring Garden Show. Club website.

Seed to Plate Garden's Spring Soiree: 4 pm, Thursday, 03 May, at Valmonte Schoole, 3801 Via La Selva, Palos Verdes Estates. Event flyer.

Annual LBVBS Show and Sale: Saturday, 12 May, 2018, at Live Art Plantscapes, 1323 W. 130th Street, Gardena. Show hours: 12 -- 5. Sale hours: 10 -- 5. Free admission and parking. For more information: (310)487-3367, Color show flyer, black-and-white show flyer (PDF files).

LBVBS Show documents: Exhibit schedule (PDF), entry registration form (PDF), entry tags (PDF, print on card stock for best results).

May meeting: 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 24 May, 2017, in the Rotunda Room at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Speaker TBA. Free plant for new members!

World Bromeliad Conference: 29 May -- 03 June, 2018 at the Paradise Point Resort in San Diego. Conference announcement letter (PDF). Please see the Bromeliad Society International website's Conference Corner for further information, registration form, and updates. Sign up to volunteer!

June meeting: 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 27 June, 2018, in the Multipurpose Room (please note change in location!) at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Speaker TBA.


Cool stuff

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Club stuff

Club social media pages, documents, etc.

Show Photos

Photo Galleries from LBVBS Shows

Show and Tell Photos

LBVBS Meeting Show and Tell Photos

Most recently revised: 07 April, 2018