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Seminole Bromeliad & Tropical Plant Society

The SBTPS was founded in 1977 as the Seminole Bromeliad Society. At the end of 2005, it expanded its focus to become the Seminole Bromeliad and Tropical Plant Society.


The SBTPS meets the third Sunday of every month at 2:00 PM at the Sanford Garden Club except in those months when there is a Plant Sale (April and August) or field trip. There is no fee for attendance and we always welcome visitors.


A typical meeting runs from 2:00 PM to about 4:15 PM. We have interesting speakers on topics about Bromeliads and other tropical plants. The speaker usually brings lots of plants for sale at prices well below what plant nurseries charge. Many of the plants will often be unavailable from other sources.


Meetings include plant raffles, show and tell, a break for refreshments, and much more. We hope to see you at the next meeting!

To contact us by email, just click on Contact SBTPS and fill out the form and then click on Send.


To access this web page directly, just type in your browser. Check out recent Newsletters for more information on our activities.

The SBTPS Facebook page is at where a Plant Picture of the Day is posted daily at 9 AM.

The SBTPS is a member of the Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies. Check out their website (which includes Bromeliad photo databases and lots of other information) and Facebook page (which includes information on Bromeliad events throughout Florida).


Bromeliad Society International

If you are not already a member of the BSI, there is now a new rate of

only $15 for a First-Time Member Electronic Only membership

(or $35 if you prefer to receive the printed BSI Journal which is mailed

locally from Lake Mary, FL). Click here for more infoWBC 2024

SBTPS Plant Sales

     The Seminole Bromeliad & Tropical Plant Society holds plant sales featuring members' plants twice a year. The Spring Plant Sale is in April with the Fall Plant Sale in August. A 3rd plant sale held by the garden club in October features commercial vendors with the next sale to be held on October 14, 2023 from 8:30 AM to 4 PM. All plant sales are held at the Sanford Garden Club, 200 Fairmont Dr., Sanford, FL 32773.

     Thousands of bromeliads will be for sale in April and August along with orchids, aroids, succulents, ferns, heliconias, gingers, fruiting/edible plants and tropicals of all kinds! Society members will be available to answer your questions and assist you in selecting the best plants for your conditions.

     There are two checkout lines on Saturday morning and sales tax is included in the tag prices in April and August to speed up the checkout process. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards. The sale is held inside so you can shop in air-conditioned comfort, rain or shine.

Our Next Sale with members' plants:

Annual Fall Plant Sale

Saturday, August 19th and

Sunday, August 20th, 2023

9-4 PM each day



Meets the third

Sunday of every month

at 2:00 PM with

speakers, plant sales, plant raffles and more.

Sign up online for memberships at:

SBTPS Meeting Dates


January 15, 2023: 2 PM: Kenneth Stokes

     The Subtropical Landscape with



​February 19, 2023: 2 PM: Dennis Cathcart

     A Naturalist Visits Cuba


March 19, 2023:2 PM: Shane Maloy & Brett Weiss

     Next Generation Houseplant

     Greenhouse Operations


April 15-16, 2023: 9-4 PM each day

     Annual Spring Plant Sale

May 21, 2023: 2 PM: Kenneth Stokes

     Creative Mounting of Bromeliads


June 18, 2023: 2 PM: Chip Jones

     Variegated Neoregelia Breeding by

     Chester Skotak and Other Works of 

     a Bromeliad Magician 


July 16, 2023: 2 PM: Greg Kolojeski

     Bromeliads in Hawaii (Pineapple Day)


August 19-20, 2023: 9-4 PM each day

     Annual Fall Plant Sale

September 17, 2023: 2 PM: 

     To Be Announced

October 14, 2023: 8:30-4 PM: 

     Sanford Garden Club Plant Sale

October 15, 2023: 2 PM: Terrie Bert 

     A Bromeliad Topic to Be Announced


November 19, 2023: 2 PM: 

     To Be Announced (Elections)

December 17, 2023: 1 PM: Holiday Party

Meeting Dates are usually the 3rd Sunday of the month unless there is a conflict with a holiday.

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Bromeliad Extravaganza
July 28-29, 2023: West Palm Beach

Click Here for More Information


SBTPS Board Members

2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019:

President: Gregory Kolojeski

VP: Sudi Hipsley

Secretary: Barbara Whittier

Treasurer: Sudi Hipsley

2018, 2017, 2016:

President: Gregory Kolojeski

VP: Sudi Hipsley

Secretary: Paula White

Treasurer: Sudi Hipsley


President: Butch Force

VP: Sudi Hipsley

Secretary: (open)

Treasurer: Kay Klugh


President: Ben Klugh

VP: Sudi Hipsley

Secretary: (open)

Treasurer: Kay Klugh


President: Butch Force

VP: Bud Martin

Secretary: Kay Klugh

Treasurer: Ben Klugh

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