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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 such as a nursery tour or members' garden tours. 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 a plant raffle, a door prize drawing, a silent auction, show and tell, a break for refreshments, and 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 Facebook Group page is at where plant pictures and discussions are posted.

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). The SBTPS is an affiliate society of the Bromeliad Society International whose website is at and the BSI Facebook page is at with the BSI Facebook Group page at (the largest Bromeliad site on Facebook).


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 (April 12-13, 2025) with the Fall Plant Sale in August. A 3rd smaller plant sale is held by the SBTPS at the Annual Holiday Amaryllis Festival at Nehrling Gardens in Gotha on December 14, 2024 (9 to 3).

     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 Fall Plant Sale

Saturday, August 17th and

Sunday, August 18th, 2024

9-4 PM each day



Meets the third

Sunday of the month

at 2:00 PM with

speakers, plant sales, plant raffles and more.

Sign up online for memberships at:

SBTPS Meeting Dates


January 21, 2024: 2 PM: Alex Bello

     South Florida Tillandsia Hybrids

     And More!!


​February 25, 2024: 2 PM: Nursery Tour

     McCrory's Bromeliads


March 17, 2024:2 PM: David Sand

     Stabbing Bromeliads:                                        When & Why You Would


April 20-21, 2024: 9-4 PM each day

     Annual Spring Plant Sale

May 19, 2024: 2 PM: Dave Johnston

     Foliage Vrieseas: Take Two


June 16, 2024: 2 PM: Keith & Dina Emig

     Orchids 101

                       Pineapple Day:

July 21, 2024: 2 PM: John Boardman/Pam Marion

     Red, White & Bloom!:

     Ideas for Growing Great Bromeliads


August 17-18, 2024: 9-4 PM each day

     Annual Fall Plant Sale

September 15, 2024: 2 PM: Jason Mellica

     A Bromeliad Topic

October 20, 2024: 2 PM:  Terrie Bert

     A Bromeliad Topic


November 17, 2024: 2 PM: Elections

     To Be Announced


December 15, 2024: 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: Sudi Hipsley

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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