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.
July meeting: 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 22 July, 2015, in the Rotunda Room at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Our own Ray van Veen will present Mauro Peixoto's talk on "Tropical Plants of Brazil".
South Bay Bromeliad Associates' Show and Sale: Saturday and Sunday, 01 and 02 August, at Rain Forest Flora Inc., 19121 Hawthorne Boulevard (near the SW corner of Hawthorne Blvd. and 190th St.), Torrance. Free admission and parking. More information: Club website.
August meeting: 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 26 August, 2015, in the Rotunda Room at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Speaker TBA.
September meeting: 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 23 September, 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: 15 July, 2015