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Tillandsia Day 2019
February 23 at 8:30 am - 4:00 pm$35
The Bromeliad Society of Queensland (BSQ) invites tillandsia enthusiasts to attend Tillandsia Day 2019.
Tillandsia Day is an annual event created to give members and visitors specialist knowledge in growing tillandsias, or commonly known as air plants. The event will feature a number of guest speakers as well as workshops. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own tillandsias that need identification or for the Show and Tell.
Please note this is a full day event, attendees must attend for the full day.
Date and time
Saturday 23 February 2019 at 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.
Kedron-Wavell Services Club
21 Kittyhawk Drive
Chermside QLD 4032.
Plenty of free parking available.
If you require accommodation, hotels/motels are within walking distance.
$35 per person.
Includes a catered lunch and morning/afternoon tea. Please email the of any dietary requirements.
BSQ members receive a $10 voucher to spend on the day.
Visitors are welcome to attend.
Book your spot
Book and pay online now to reserve your spot. Tickets are limited so book early.
|6:30 am||For sellers/volunteers: setup up of sales area|
|8:15 am||Access to the Kittyhawk room|
|8:30 am||Opening and attendee registration|
|9:00 am||International guest speaker: Martin Siaw on ‘An Overview of the Past, Present and Future of Tillandsia’|
|9:45 am||Guest speaker: John Olsen on ‘The Life Cycle of Tillandsia in Cultivation’|
|10:15 am||Morning tea
Review of Auction plants
|10:35 am||Guest speaker: Lesley Bayliss on ‘Travels in Mexico’|
|11:10 am||International guest speaker: Pamela Koide Hyatt on ‘The Rauh Collection’|
|12:00 noon||Panel discussion: Pamela Koide Hyatt, Bruce Dunstan amd Chris Larson on ‘ Cultivation Talk – Focus on the Tricky Ones’|
|12:25 pm||‘First Dibs’ raffle and plant sales|
|2:15 pm||Guest speaker: Peter Tristram on ‘The Pseudovriesea end to TVs’|
|3:00 pm||Show and Tell and Plant Identification|
|3:45 pm||Rare Plant Auction|
|4:15 pm||Last plant sales|
|4:30 pm||End of event: pack and clean up – assistance of attendees welcomed|
Things to do
International and national guest speakers will be presenting on various topics:
- Martin Siaw on ‘An Overview of the Past, Present and Future of Tillandsia’
- Pamela Koide on ‘The Rauh Collection’
- John Olsen on ‘The Life Cycle of Tillandsia in Cultivation’
- Lesley Bayliss on ‘Travels in Mexico’
- Peter Tristram on ‘The Pseudovriesea end to TVs
- Panel discussion with Pamela Koide, Bruce Dunstan and Chris Larson on ‘Cultivation Talk – Focus on the Tricky Ones’
There will be a huge selection of tillandsias including rare varieties. Cash and EFTPOS will be available for plant sales.
If you are a BSQ member and wish to sell at the event, please contact the .
‘First Dibs’ Raffle
Do you want first pick of the tillandsias for sale? The ‘First Dibs’ Raffle will allow you to choose one tillandsia you wish to buy before anyone else.
Rare Plant Auction
There will be a plant auction of rare tillandsias.
Do you have tillandsias that have no name? Let our tillandsia experts identify them! Bring your unknown tillandsias to the event.
Contact the to advise that you will be bringing tillandsias for identification.
Show and Tell
Bring your pride and joy to share with others…tillandsias not your children or grandchildren!
Contact the to advise that you will be bringing tillandsias for the Show and Tell.
Click ‘Going’ on the BSQ Tillandsia Day 2019 facebook event.
If you have any enquiries about the event, please contact the .