Southwest Bromeliad Guild & International Cryptanthus Society Show & Sale 2023


‘Bromeliads in the Southwest’

Friday, Oct 13
Saturday, Oct 14
Sunday, Oct 15

Show & Sale

Enter your plants for exhibition & judging, or come by and marvel at everyone else’s!

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Friday, Oct 13

Noon-1pm: Registration & set up

1-5pm: Plant show/sale/auction registrations

6pm: Early access plant sale for registered members

8pm: Early access plant sale closes


Saturday, Oct 14

7:30-8:30am: Judges breakfast

8:30am: Clerk orientation

9am: Judging begins; Bromeliad Plant Sale opens to the public

10am: Session #1, Mounting Bromeliad Epiphytes

11am: Session #2, Planting mediums & fertilizers

12:30pm: Lunch

1pm: Judging ends – Show open to public

3pm-6pm: Southwest Guild Meeting

4pm: Cryptanthus Society meeting

5pm: Show & Sale area close

6:30pm: Cash Bar

7pm: Banquet

9pm: Auction begins


Sunday, Oct 15

9am-1pm: Show & Sale open

10am-Noon: Garden Tour at Klein’s Greenhouses


Holiday Inn & Suites Conference Center Northwest-Willowbrook

18530 State Highway 249, Houston, Texas 77070

*Possible changes may occur in the schedule or room assignments.  The final event program will be available online closer to the date of the Show and Sale.

Register now before September 20


Registration closes September 20

You must be a member associated with a society in the Southwest Guild.

Members of the Cryptanthus Society may also register.

Not a Bromeliad Society / Houston member?

Frequently asked questions

Have questions? We have the answers!

How do I register?

Register for the event online here, or print the official registration form and mail with a payment by check to Allyn Pearlman. You can also pay via the Zelle app through the online registration form.

Who can attend the plant sale?

Only registrants of the SWGS can apply to sell plants at the Sale. However, the Plant sale is open to the public.

I want to sell my plants!

Members registered to the SWGS can register as a vendor. Click below to print the form or register online.

Are there hotel accommodations?

Yes! When reserving a room at the hotel, make sure you select or ask for the BSH rate!