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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

October meeting: 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 24 October, 2018, in the Rotunda Room at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Holiday Dinner: Open only to paid members. The club will provide mains and drinks -- please bring a side dish or dessert. We will have our usual monthly Show and Tell, and if you want to take part in the Plant Exchange, please bring a wrapped bromeliad or orchid. RSVP with our Treasurer, Gloria, by Sunday, 21 October.

Bromeliad-buying Bus Trip: Saturday, 27 October, 2018. This year's trip will start at 8 am at Live Arts Plantscapes, 1323 W 130th Street, Gardena, and head north to Brian Kollenborn Orchid Co., Aloes in Wonderland, and Terra Sol Garden Center, returning to Live Arts around 6 pm. Please see the flier for more details.

November meeting: There is no meeting in November. Regular meetings resume in January. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

December meeting: There is no meeting in December. Regular meetings resume in January. Happy Holidays!

January meeting: 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 23 January, 2019, in the Rotunda Room at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Speaker TBA.

February meeting: 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 27 February, 2019, in the Rotunda Room 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: 08 October, 2018