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Gainesville Bromeliad Society
Gainesville, Florida
At our Gainesville Bromeliad Society meetings we enjoy hearing top speakers and viewing programs to help us learn all about Bromeliads and how to care for them.  Our members are an assortment from very experienced and knowlegeable  to new members just learning. We also have door prizes for plants,  opportunities to buy from the speakers, silent auctions, and Show and Tell.   Come join us!

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We meet from 2:00-4:00 pm at the
Entomology and Nematology Department
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611

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January 22nd:  Ray Lemieux, speaker

Feb 26th:  Dave Johnston will be our speaker.  His subject is     BILLERGIAS ARE AWESOME!

March 26th:  Ron and Carolyn Schoenau for a Greenhouse     tour at  Oak Hammock (352-372-6589)

Ap​ril 23rd: Bromeliana Workshop - using GBS Members as     presenters along with Dr. Patti Anderson, who will be       speaking on "What's In a Name?: for Bromeliads".         

May 28th: Jay Thurrott: Great speaker; more to hear.

June 25th: Dennis Cathcart, speaker

July 23rd: Mike Michalski, who will talk about hybridizing bromeliads.  Big thanks to Ron!

Aug 27th:  Dr. Peter Jiang will be speaking on "MOSQUITO CONTROL: WHY IT IS IMPORTANT".

Sept 24th:  Tom Wolfe, - "Aechmeas Where the Growing is Easy" which covers Aechmeas for pot culture, Aechmeas for cold hardiness and and Aechmeas for hanging baskets/mounting.

Oct 22th: Dr. Teresa Cooper speaking on The Mexican     Bromeliad Weevil and how Florida's Bromeliads are Alive.

Nov 26th:  Christmas Party: includes GIFT EXCHANGE, REFRESHMENTS and ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR 2018.

Dec 2017:  No Meeting

Jan 2018:  Dr. Terrie Bert and FEES DUE