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 other event (October). 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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Special News for Bromeliad Enthusiasts:

The World Bromeliad Conference (WBC 2020) will be in Sarasota, Florida, from June 10-13, 2020. For more information, just go to BSI.org and click on the WBC menu. To register for WBC 2020, you must become a BSI member if you are not already one.

To get the lowest WBC registration fee, you need to register for the conference by the end of 2019. 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). To register for WBC 2020 (and become a BSI member, if you aren't one already), go to https://www.bsi.org/new/world-bromeliad-conference-registration/). If you prefer to register by postal mail; download and print the WBC 2020 Registration Form (click on the button below), fill it out, and send it in. Or, to join the BSI without registering for the conference, go to https://www.bsi.org/new/join-the-bsi-or-renew/

  

  

Plant Sales

     The Seminole Bromeliad & Tropical Plant Society holds plant sales twice a year. The Spring Plant Sale is in April with the Fall Plant Sale in August. All plant sales are held at the Sanford Garden Club, 200 Fairmont Dr., Sanford, FL 32773.

 

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

     There are three checkout lines on Saturday morning and sales tax is included in the tag prices in order 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:

Annual Spring Plant Sale


​Saturday, April 18th 

and Sunday, April 19th, 2020,

9-4 PM each day

SEMINOLE BROMELIAD & TROPICAL PLANT SOCIETY

Meets the third

Sunday of every month

at 2:00 PM with

speakers, plant sales, plant raffles and more.

Meeting Dates

​November 17, 2019: 2 PM:

     Mounting Bromeliads and

     Landscape Display

     Bob Smedley

December 15, 2019: 1 PM:

     Holiday Party

January 19, 2020: 2 PM:

     Program to be announced

February 16, 2020: 2 PM:

     Field Trip to McCrory's Sunny Hill Nursery

March 15, 2020: 2 PM:

     Program to be announced

April 18-19, 2020: 9-4 PM each day

     Annual Spring Plant Sale

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

SBTPS Board Members

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

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