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Come out and discover the wonderful diversity 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 the diverse species and cultivars within the bromeliad group.  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 Plant Show & Sale is free with garden admission.  Garden admission is only $5 per person, and free for members of Sherman Gardens.

Family Activity

Learn how to mount an air plant on a wire stand and take home a cute new Tillandsia.  There will be 100 plants to give away and you can pick up all the tips you need to keep your mini Bromeliad healthy.  Drop-in.  Come early!


Talk:  Growing Bromeliads in Southern California

Saturday, April 2 & Sunday, April 3 at 11:30 am

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.


Tour of the Bromeliad Collection at Sherman Gardens

Saturday, April 2 at 1 pm

Sherman Horticulturist Joel Friesen will provide an introductory tour of the bromeliad collection at the Gardens. Joel is our resident ‘bromeliad whisperer’ and will highlight some of the more eccentric members of the bromeliad family while offering tips on how to successfully grow these fascinating plants in your own garden.

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.

For more information, visit or call 949.673.2261.  Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, CA  92625

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