About Us

Our Committee

President: Barry Kable

Secretary: Alfonso Trudu

Treasurer: John Olsen

Our Objectives

The objects for which the Society is established are:

  • To promote good fellowship among all people interested in Bromeliad culture and in horticulture generally.
  • To further the knowledge and advancement of all that pertains to Bromeliads, including their natural history, cultivation and hybridisation.
  • To disseminate knowledge of Bromeliads and carry out educational and research activities into all aspects of Bromeliaceae.

Our Constitution

Our Policy and Procedures


Dates: Third Thursday of each month (except December)
Time: 6:45 pm plant sales, 7:00 pm meeting commences
Location: Merthyr Uniting Church Hall, 52 Merthyr Road New Farm QLD

The Society holds regular monthly meetings with:

  • plant sales
  • plant displays
  • plant competitions
  • guest speakers and
  • raffles.

View the monthly meeting schedule to see the plant of the month and the monthly competition schedule.

Visitors are most welcome to attend a meeting.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The AGM is held in February or March as per the notice in the Bromeliaceae publication and newsletter.

To nominate for the Management Committee, complete the Committee Nomination Form (PDF).


To become a member of the Bromeliad Society of Queensland, complete the Membership registration form or sign up in person at a meeting.


The Society organises two major plants shows a year, the Autumn show, usually held in April and the Spring show, usually held in November. These shows give the public an opportunity to purchase plants from experienced growers. 

The Society also organises events for members including bus trips and field days.

View all the Society events


  • Bromeliaceae: a quarterly publication for members. The publication provides articles on growing and looking after bromeliads. It is posted to members or members can access the publication online. Older publications are available to the public.
  • Newsletter: a monthly newsletter published electronically. Sign up to the newsletter below.