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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

You must be a member of the BSI to register for the 

World Bromeliad Conference.

Click here for more info on joining the BSI

WBC 2024

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World Bromeliad Conference 2024
May 22-25, 2024: West Palm Beach

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SBTPS Plant Sales

     The Seminole Bromeliad & Tropical Plant Society holds plant sales at the Sanford Garden Club featuring members' plants twice a year. The Spring Plant Sale is in April with the Fall Plant Sale in August. A 3rd smaller plant sale will be held by the SBTPS at the 12th Annual Amaryllis Festival at Nehrling Gardens in Gotha on Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 9 AM to 3 PM.

     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.

Annual Spring Plant Sale

Saturday, April 20th and

Sunday, April 21st, 2024

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

     Works of a Bromeliad Magician

     Featuring Variegated Neoregelia

     Breeding by Chester Skotak


July 16, 2023: 2 PM: No meeting

     Meeting canceled


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

     Annual Fall Plant Sale

September 17, 2023: 9 AM to 2 PM: 

     Tour of Member Gardens

October 15, 2023: 2 PM: Terrie Bert 

     Growing Beautiful Bromeliads

     in Central Florida


November 19, 2023: 2 PM: Marty Baxley

     Life in Ecuador


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.

SBTPS Board Members


President: Gregory Kolojeski

VP: Liesl Haas & Tim Dreggors

Secretary: Barbara Whittier

Treasurer: (open)

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

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