Bromeliad So­ci­ety of Aus­tralia Inc

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - News -

Fol­low­ing the suc­cess of their re­cent Au­tumn Show, the Bromeliad So­ci­ety of Aus­tralia INC will hold their next meet­ing at the Fed­er­a­tion Pavil­ion, Cas­tle Hill Show­ground on Satur­day, 11 June. Plant sales from 12 - 1pm with ac­cess from the new Show­ground en­trance off Show­ground Road into Do­ran Drive, Cas­tle Hill.

"Guest speaker will be Peter Tris­tram who runs the For­est Drive Nurs­ery at Rep­ton NSW. Known as a guru in the bromeliad world, a great col­lec­tor and grower he will dis­cuss his re­cent trip to South Amer­ica and his pur­suit of unique plants grow­ing in their nat­u­ral habi­tat." said Ian Hook, Pres­i­dent, BSA. There are over 3000 known va­ri­eties of Bromeli­a­ceous and the first recorded bromeliad was 500 years ago.

Within the last hun­dred years, bromeli­ads have be­come more widely used as or­na­men­tal plants. Orig­i­nally only found in royal botan­i­cal gar­dens or the pri­vate col­lec­tions. Their pop­u­lar­ity has grown such that to­day bromeli­ads are more avail­able to the home gar­dener and the bromeliad en­thu­si­ast.

The Bromeliad So­ci­ety of Aus­tralia meet­ings in­clude plant sales, club news, raf­fles and com­pe­ti­tions as well as pro­vid­ing an op­por­tu­nity to meet with like-minded peo­ple in a friendly and invit­ing en­vi­ron­ment. vis­i­tors to the club are most wel­come to at­tend a cou­ple of meet­ings prior to join­ing. Ian Hook - mo­bile 0408202269, email: ian­hook1@big­pond.com web­site: www.bromeliad.org.au

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