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 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).


Special News for Bromeliad Enthusiasts:

The World Bromeliad Conference (WBC 2021) will be in Sarasota, Florida, from June 9-12, 2021. For more information, just go to and click on the WBC menu. To register for WBC 2021, you need to become a BSI member if you are not already one.

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 2021 (and become a BSI member, if you aren't one already), go to If you prefer to register by postal mail; download and print a WBC 2021 Registration Form (click on a button below), fill it out, and send it in. Or, to join the BSI without registering for the conference, go to  

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 two 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 17th 

and Sunday, April 18th, 2021

9-4 PM each day


Meets the third

Sunday of every month

at 2:00 PM with

speakers, plant sales, plant raffles and more.

Meeting Dates

​July 19, 2020: 2 PM:

     Important Facts About   

     Growing Bromeliads

     Kenneth Stokes

August 15-16, 2020: 9-4 PM each day

     Annual Fall Plant Sale

September 20, 2020: 2 PM:

     Getting to Know Honey Bees
     Jack Dunlop

October 18, 2020

     Garden Visits in DeLand
     Krickett & Wayne Petrovich
     and Lynn Rounseville   


November 15, 2020: 2 PM:
     To be announced


December 20, 2020: 1 PM:

     Holiday Party

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

SBTPS Board Members

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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