Bromeliad Show & Sale
Presented by Saddleback Valley Bromeliad Society
Saturday, April 1 & Sunday, April 2, 2023
10:30 am – 4 pm
Discover the wonderful world of Bromeliads. These plants have evolved in some of nature’s most challenging conditions, from desert to rainforest to cloud forest. The Bromeliad Show & Sale will feature and showcase diverse species and cultivars – air plants, Spanish moss and pineapple are some of the most familiar Bromeliads, but there are many more to discover.
Members of the Saddleback Valley Bromeliad Society will be exhibiting some fabulous specimens as well as offering many plants for sale. Come with your questions for the experts and take home some plants, tips and inspiration.
The Bromeliad Show & Sale is free with garden admission.
Saturday, April 1 @ 1:30 pm
Tour of the Bromeliad Collection at Sherman Gardens
Sherman Horticulturist Dylan Zoller will provide an introductory tour of the Bromeliad collection at the Gardens. Dylan designed the new Bromeliad Garden and his tour will highlight some of the rare and unusual plants in the new display.
This tour is free of charge but pre-registration is required. Tour size is limited to ten participants so register early to secure your spot.
Saturday, April 1 & Sunday, April 2
Talk: Growing Bromeliads in Southern California
Cristy Brenner, President of Saddleback Valley Bromeliad Society, will give a talk and demonstration that will introduce you to a selection of bromeliads and offer tips on growing them in pots, trees or rock gardens. You’ll learn about repotting, separation of pups and mounting Tillandsias (air plants) and other epiphytic Bromeliads.
Cristy is a retired Saddleback College geography teacher who has been addicted to Bromeliads since 1995, when a colleague invited her to a meeting of the Saddleback Valley Bromeliad Society in Mission Viejo. As a geographer, she has visited all of the continents, but in recent years has concentrated on traveling to regions where Bromeliads are located.
Free with Garden Admission, Drop-In