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 bromeliads.club in your browser. Check out recent Newsletters for more information on our activities.

The SBTPS Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/SeminoleBromeliadSociety/ 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).

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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). 

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 Spring Plant Sale

Saturday, April 15th and

Sunday, April 16th, 2023

9-4 PM each day

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SEMINOLE BROMELIAD & TROPICAL PLANT SOCIETY

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:

https://sbtps.square.site/

SBTPS Meeting Dates

 

January 16, 2022: 2 PM: Jason Mellica

     Mounting Bromeliads on Driftwood

     

​February 20, 2022: 2 PM: Field Trip

     Tour of McCrory's Bromeliad Nursery

     

March 20, 2022: 2 PM: Various Members

     How to Handle a Florida Freeze

   

April 23-24, 2022: 9-4 PM each day

     Annual Spring Plant Sale

May 22, 2022: 2 PM: Greg Kolojeski

     Plant Pictures of the Day

     

June 19, 2022: 2 PM: Martha Pessaro

     Saving Tillandsia utriculata at the

     Enchanted Forest, a Story of Survival

     

July 17, 2022: 2 PM: John Boardman

     The Natives are Coming (Pineapple Day)

          

August 20-21, 2022: 9-4 PM each day

     Annual Fall Plant Sale

September 18, 2022: 2 PM: Dave Johnston

     Basic Bromeliad Culture

October 15, 2022: 9-5 PM: 

     Sanford Garden Club Plant Sale

October 16, 2022: 2 PM: Mike Michalski

     Trip to Costa Rica & A Visit to

     Chester Skotak's Place

     

November 20, 2022: 2 PM: Tom & Carol Wolfe

     Bromeliads in Paradise

December 18, 2022: 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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SBTPS Board Members

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

2015:

President: Butch Force

VP: Sudi Hipsley

Secretary: (open)

Treasurer: Kay Klugh

2014:

President: Ben Klugh

VP: Sudi Hipsley

Secretary: (open)

Treasurer: Kay Klugh

2013:

President: Butch Force

VP: Bud Martin

Secretary: Kay Klugh

Treasurer: Ben Klugh