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Introduction to Bromeliads

May 26, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Wednesday, May 26

7 – 8:30 pm

Graeser Family Education Center

$25, $20 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)

Bromeliads are native to the New World and range in interesting forms from Spanish moss to the tasty pineapple.

Learn the major genus-group names, the similarities and differences among them for sunlight needs, the need for potting mix, divisions, fertilizing, and their water or humidity requirements.

Enjoy a pineapple upside-down mocktail as you familiarize yourself with the variety of exotic houseplant bromeliads (alongside your orchids and gesneriads). The next time you travel to Hawaii or South Florida, you may better recognize the outdoor bromeliads so common in those landscapes.

Each student will take home a curlyleaf air plant (Tillandsia xerographica).


Instructor: Jamie Burghardt, Director of Horticulture and Education at WBG

Jamie was a plant curator in South Florida for over two years on a private estate featuring over 10,000 outdoor bromeliads. From Aechmea and Dyckia to Tillandsia and Neoregelia, he was exposed to growing conditions, numerous cultivars, and hybridizers and growers in Southeast Florida.




Refund Policy

Although we are unable to refund registration fees in the case of cancellation by the purchaser, the paid registration can be transferred to another student. Please notify Kat Rivers at krivers@waterfrontgardens.org or 502-276-5404 with the name of who will attend in your place.

In the event that Waterfront Botanical Gardens cancels a class for any reason (e.g. low enrollment, instructor unavailability, natural hazard, etc.), we will contact you by email, and we will attempt to reschedule the class or event. If there is no reschedule, the purchaser will be issued a full refund. Refunds are issued by check only.


May 26, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Graeser Family Education Center
1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States