The Bromeliad Society of Australia Incorporated.
Affiliated with The Bromeliad Society International(U.S.A.)
Bromeliad Society of Australia Inc., P.O.Box 340, RYDE, NSW, 2112
Authorised persons please contact News@bromeliad.org.au to update entries.


Meeting Venue : Federation Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground, Showground Rd, Castle Hill.
See Google Maps link. (Google Map LINK) *NOTE: New entrance is at the lights on Showground Rd.

1:00pm, 2nd Saturday of most months.
Sales from 12:00 before meeting.

Spring Show 24/25 September, Federation Pavillion.
Click HERE for printable Show Flyer & meeting dates.

MEETING DATES, 2016

Feb 13th
Meeting*1st meeting in new venue.Members & visitors
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AGM
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March 12th
MeetingShow & Tell, Raffle, Sales, Competitions. Chaired by Kerry McNicol.Members & visitors
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talk
Neoregelia lilliputiana & hybrids
Kerry McNicol
April 9th
MeetingShow & Tell, Raffle, Sales, Competitions. Show Table draw.Members & visitors
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talkPreparing plants for Competition.Kerry & Terry
May 7/8
Autumn Show
Many hands make light work!ALL members
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Harvey Lowe10am-5pm & 10am-3pm+ LOTS of visitors
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"Setup Friday from 4pmHelpers welcome
May 14th
MeetingShow & Tell, Raffle, Sales, Competitions.Members & visitors
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talk
Werner - Everything For Beginners
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June 11th
MeetingShow & Tell, Raffle, Sales, Competitions.Members & visitors
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talk
Peter Tristram's recent exploration in Sth.America
"Gruberis and buddies"
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July 9th
MeetingShow & Tell, Raffle, Sales, Competitions.Members & visitors
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talk
Gardening tools demo. www.cutabovetools.com.au
Tony
August 13th
MeetingShow & Tell, Raffle, Sales, Competitions.Members & visitors
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talk
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September 3rd
1st Saturday !
MeetingShow & Tell, Raffle, Sales, Competitions. Show Table drawMembers & visitors
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talk
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September 24/25
Spring Show
Many hands make light work!ALL members
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"Sat.10am-5pm, Sun.10am-3pm LINK+ LOTS of visitors
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FederationSetup Friday from 4pmHelpers welcome
October 15th
3rd Saturday
MeetingShow & Tell, Raffle, Sales, Competitions.Members & visitors
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talk
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November 19th
3rd Saturday
MeetingShow & Tell, Raffle, Sales, Competitions.Members & visitors
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talk
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December 10th
Xmas Party
Show & Tell, Raffle, Sales, Competitions. Bromel-Dip, Santa, Xmas luncheon.Members & visitors

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Past articles from this page:
(For Bromeletter Index 79-99 by Author, click this LINK
(For Bromeletter Index 79-99 by Plant, click this LINK)

09/04: A Brief History of the BSA, presented by Ken Woods.
Detective Derek 02/05: Kent’s Blue, by Derek Butcher.
BR01: What is a Bromeliad ? By Bob Reilly
03/05a: Nidularium ‘Don Roberts’ and Aechmea ‘Miraculous Find’ By Peter Franklin.
03/05b: Albino Bromeliad - March meeting.
02/05: Plant of the Month winners 2004.
08/05: August 2005 Meeting, African Violets.
08/06: Ken Woods - Life Member.
09/06: Cryptanthus Ruby.
10/06: Report on 2006 Spring Show & prize winners.
10/06b: Another Albino Brom, from Aileen.
Philately: Bromeliads on Stamps.
03/07: Another Oddity from Aileen.
04/07: Pitcher Plants of the Americas.
04/07b: Vale - Gordon Ramsay.
05/07: Autumn 2007 Show Results.
08/07DIARY BSA Social Outing..
08/07 Grace Goode surprise 90th party.
01/08 Competition Rules. (Superceded, see 03/11)
06/08 Show results, Autumn 2008.
07/08 5 branched Weilbachii.
02/09 "Growing Bromeliads" - errata.
05/09 Autumn 2009 Show results.
09/09 Cliff & Joan Norden.
10/09 Spring 2009 Show results.
05/10 Autumn 2010 Show results.
10/10 Spring 2010 Show results.
03/11a A message of hope.
03/11 Competition Rules. (Updated)
04/11 Ant Plants - Part 1. (Updated)
05/11 Autumn 2011 Show results.
06/11 Ant Plants - Part 2.
08/11 Ant Plants - Part 3.
09/11 Spring 2011 Show results.
10/11 Ant Plants - Part 4.
02/12 xNeophytum Lymanii
06/12 Autumn 2012 Show results.
06/12 Spring 2012 Show results.
05/13 Autumn 2013 Show results.
06/13 Ellen Sloss.
10/14 Spring 2014 Show results.
10/15 Spring 2015 Show results.
02/16 N. lilliputiana – and its Hybrids.
05/16 Autumn 2016 Show results.


Autumn 2016 Show Results. May 7th & 8th.
This was our first Show at Castle Hill Showgrounds and was formaly opened by the Mayor of 'The Hills Shire Council', Mayor Dr Michelle Byrne, Adjunct Professor, who welcomed us to 'The Garden Shire'.
Our Spring Show will be on 24th & 25th September in the Federation Pavillion. The Harvey Lowe Pavillion this show was held in is slightly larger and brighter, but twice the cost and difficult to secure.
The feedback I have been hearing is that many new first-timers attended. More familiar faces may have spent more money, but all the beginners that are becoming addicted is a very good sign for the future of our Society."
There were 15 competitors, and 125 plants benched in total.
Thank you to all who helped run the Show - the number of helpers seems more important than over-exertion by individuals - and thank you to Judges Edwina Caruana-Wain and Terry Davis.
Class
1st
2nd
3rd
1. Pot of Aechmea
Carolyn Bunnell
recurvata var. benrathii
Jon Townsend
‘Snowflake’
Werner Raff
orlandiana
2. Billbergia Specimen
Carolyn Bunnell
‘Afterglow’
Carolyn Bunnell
‘Bob Earl’ x amoena var. viridis
Carolyn Bunnell
‘Domingos Martins’ x ‘Georgia’
3. Billbergia Colony
Carolyn Bunnell
‘Moon Tiger’
Carolyn Bunnell
‘Fascinator’
Kerry McNicol
amoena x ‘Catherine Wilson’
4. Pot of Cryptanthus
Lydia Hope
‘Blood Red’
Joe De Gabriel
‘Ruby’
Lydia Hope
‘Corine’
5. Neoregelia Species
Carolyn Bunnell
‘Marie’
Joy Clark
lilliputiana
R Farrugia
pauciflora
6. Miniature Neoregelia
Carolyn Bunnell
‘Morning Rain’
Joy Clark
‘Blueberry Muffin’
Carolyn Bunnell
‘Golden Jewels’
7. Pot of Neoregelia Hybrid
Carolyn Bunnell
‘Lambert’s Pride’
Joy Clark
‘Rosella’
Jon Townsend
‘Wild Rabbit’
8. Nidularium/Canistropsis
Joe De Gabriel
Nid. campos-portoi
Joe De Gabriel
Nid. fulgens red
Joe De Gabriel
Can. ‘Tutti Frutti’
9. Tillandsia Specimen
Ron Farrugia
fasciculata‘Percal’
Joy Clark
tectorum
Lydia Hope
complanata
10. Tillandsia Colony
Werner Raff
tectorum
Chris Larson
mauryana
Carolyn Bunnell
lindenii
11. Vriesea
Carolyn Bunnell
‘Red Chestnut’ x fenestralis
Joe De Gabriel
‘White Cloud’
Helga Nitschke
gigantea
12. Foliage / Variegated Bromeliad
Carolyn Bunnell
Vr. hieroglyphica x platynema
Carolyn Bunnell
Neo. ‘Good One’
Carolyn Bunnell
Neo. ‘Blast’
13. Pot of Other Genera
Carolyn Bunnell
Quesnelia ‘Tim Plowman’
Ron Farrugia
Guzmania ‘Gisela’ variegated
Joe De Gabriel
Orthophytum leprosum
14. Pot of Intergeneric
Kerry McNicol
xNeomea ‘Light Years’
Lydia Hope
xNeophytum ‘Galactic Warrior’
15. Mounted Bromeliad
John Schembri
Neo. ‘Cheers’
John Schembri
Neo. ’Quoll’
16. Terrestrial Bromeliad
Carolyn Bunnell
Dy. hybrid
Ron Farrugia
Deut. brevifolia ssp. chlorantha
Lydia Hope
Dy. ‘Ruby Ryde’
17. Artistic Arrangement
Werner Raff
“Wonder Land”
Carolyn Bunnell
“Broms on Cork”
Joy Clark
“Showtime”
18. Novice
Elizabeth Mudriczki
T. tectorum
Mark Belot
Neo. ‘Gympie Delight’
Elizabeth Mudriczki
T. ionantha
Grand Champion of Show
Ron Farrugia
T. fasciculata ‘Percal’
Reserve Champion
Carolyn Bunnell
Neo. ‘Lambert’s Pride’
Species Award
Werner Raff
T. tectorum
Novice Champion
Elizabeth Mudriczki
T. tectorum

Ron Farrugia - Deut. brevifolia ssp. chlorantha
Carolyn Bunnell - Billbergia ‘Moon Tiger’
Photos: Alison Viatos


Updated 13/05/16