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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

San Fernando Valley Bromeliad Society's Show and Sale: Saturday and Sunday, 10 and 11 June, 2017, at the Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society's Annual Drought Tolerant Plant Festival, Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino. Hours: 9 - 4 on Saturday, 9 -- 3 on Sunday. More information: club website, show webpage.

Culver City Garden Club's 64th Annual Garden Show and Plant Sale: Saturday and Sunday, 10 and 11 June, 2017, at the Culver City Teen Center, 4153 Overland Ave. (near Culver Blvd.), Culver City. Featuring a Plant Contest, fabulous prizes, free workshops, onsite experts for Q & A, and free plants for kids. Hours: 11 -- 4 on Saturday, 10 -- 4 on Sunday. Free admission and parking. Additional information: club website.

South Bay Begonia Society's Annual Plant Sale: Saturday, 11 June, 2016 in the Cafeteria of the Da Vinci School, 13500 Aviation Boulevard (SE corner of 135th St. and Aviation Blvd.), Hawthorne. Hours: 8 am -- 1 pm.

San Diego Bromeliad Society's Show and Sale: Saturday and Sunday, 10 and 11 June, 2017. 10 -- 4 in Casa del Prado, Room 101, Balboa Park. More information: show website

June meeting: 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 28 June, 2017, in the Rotunda Room at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Speaker TBA.

July meeting: 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 26 July, 2017, in the Rotunda Room at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Speaker TBA.

South Bay Bromeliad Associates' Show and Sale: Saturday and Sunday, 06 and 07 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, 23 August, 2017, in the Rotunda Room at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Speaker TBA.

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.


Cool stuff

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Show Photos

Photo Galleries from LBVBS Shows

Show and Tell Photos

LBVBS Meeting Show and Tell Photos

Most recently revised: 07 June, 2017