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 individual or family. Please see Gloria, our Membership Chair, at our meetings or, to mail a check, please email us for the details.
March meeting: 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 27 March, 2013, in the Rotunda Room of the Veterans Memorial Hall 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Gregg DeChirico, owner of Gregg's Greenhouse, will present "Exploring Ecuador".
April meeting: 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 24 April, 2013, in the Rotunda Room of the Veterans Memorial Hall 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Our own Alan Levy and Don Misumi will demonstrate how to groom plants for our show
Annual LBVBS Show and Sale: Saturday and Sunday, 04 and 05 May, 2013, in the Auditorium of the Veterans Memorial Hall 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Show hours: 12 -- 5 on Saturday, 10 -- 3:30 on Sunday. Sale hours: 10 -- 5 on Saturday, 10 -- 3:30 on Sunday. Lecture and demonstration on bromeliad culture at 2 on both days. Free admission and parking. Show flyer (PDF file).
Photo Galleries from LBVBS Shows
Most recently revised: 27 March, 2013