Meeting Time/Place

The Sacramento Bromeliad & Carnivorous Plant Society will hold meetings on the 3rd Wednesday, with the exception of the months of December, January and May.

Next meeting: Wednesday, Sep 20, 7:00 PM

Meetings start at 7:00 pm and are held at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center
located in McKinley Park at 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, Ca.

Guests and questions are welcome.

Program for September 20, 2017

Bromeliads at the University of Utrecht

Benjamin Harink will give a presentation on the bromeliad collection at the Botanical Gardens of the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. The University has one of the largest collections of bromeliads in Europe, including many type specimens and some rare and unusual species, thanks to the efforts of Dr. Eric Gouda. Dr. Gouda is well-known and a widely respected bromeliad taxonomist who teaches there. Ben will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the collection, focusing primarily on tillandsias but covering many other genera as well..

Presenter: Benjamin Harink

Benjamin has been fascinated by plants and animals since childhood and had already assembled a good-sized collection of tillandsias while still a youth in Germany. He later began rearing insects as a hobby while living there. He has travelled extensively and lived in several other countries in the past, including Switzerland and India. He has been a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area for the past three years where he developed an interest in growing bromeliads from seed, especially species of the genera Tillandsia and Pitcairnia.

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Meeting Dates for 2017

Next Meeting: Oct 18
Nov 15, last meeting of 2017

Upcoming Events

October 7 & 8
Garden Arts Center Fall Sale
Saturday & Sunday Oct 7, 8 10AM to 4PM
Location: Shepard Garden & Arts Center
Free parking. Free Admission.

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