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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

February meeting: 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 28 February, 2018, in the Rotunda Room at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Robert Kopstein from the San Diego Bromeliad Society will talk about growing and caring for Dyckias and Hechtias, and also the upcoming World Bromeliad Conference.

South Bay Bromeliad Associates' Spring Sale: 10:00 a.m. -- 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, 24 March, at Live Arts Plantscapes, Inc., 1329 W 130th Street, Gardena. For more information, please see spring sale flier (PDF file)

March meeting: 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 28 March, 2018, in the Rotunda Room at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Speaker TBA.

April meeting: 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 25 April, 2018, 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. Sign up to volunteer!


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: 17 February, 2018