Bromeliad Society of Australia Inc
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: ian[email protected]pond.com website: www.bromeliad.org.au