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  • The Botanic Garden will be closed on Monday, May 30th, in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.

  • Tillandsia bloom

    Bountiful Bromeliads
    speaker to be announced

    Sat., April 23, 2016, 9 a.m. Registration begins Wednesday, March 23, 2016.

    Registration is required. Please register via e-mail at: botanicgarden@csun.edu
    Registration for this class begins March 23, 2016.

    Bromeliads are a diverse family of plants that includes the ever-popular "air plants," feathery Spanish Moss, and the tasty pineapple, with many variations in between. Their showy flowers can be described as exotic, extraterrestrial, or unnatural in appearance, often due to bright color combinations and shapes. In nature, bromeliads occur in North, Central, and South America, and are found in habitats ranging from rain forests to deserts. With such a wide assortment of growing conditions, it may seem an unfathomable task to grow these fascinating plants.

    Surprisingly, most bromeliads are easy to grow, once you understand their needs. On Saturday morning, April 23rd, from 9-11, a bromeliad enthusiast will share his strategies on growing the different types of bromeliads.

    Gregg DeChirico has been growing all sorts of plants for over 30 years. His nursery, Gregg's Greenhouse, in Carpinteria, is famous for its selection of seed-grown, rare, and exotic plants. In addition to serving as past president of the San Francisco Cactus & Succulent Society and the Santa Barbara Cactus & Succulent Society, Gregg is past president of the Cactus & Succulent Society of America.

  • Registration begins Wednesday, March 23rd.

    Please e-mail botanicgarden@csun.edu to request a space in the class or for more information. Driving and parking instructions, as well as the class meeting location, will be sent upon registration.

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