March 18th – Plant Biologists at Pinecrest Gardens

Please plan to attend the Plant Biologists of South Florida annual meeting to meet with others who love and work with plants, 9:30 am, Saturday, March 18, 2017 at beautiful Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 South Red Road (SW 57th Ave.), Pinecrest, FL 33156 (305)669-6990.

This is an informal meeting in which all kinds of botanists share their work with others, and also come to meet folks from other parts of South Florida with similar interests.  Our host for this venue is Harvey Bernstein, who recently returned to the Miami area to take the position as head of Horticulture.

Coffee and morning snacks will be available at 9:30 am in the meeting room on the left as you enter Pinecrest Gardens.  Presentations will begin at 10:00 am, and we invite you to give a short talk (12 minutes, with a few for questions – total of 15 minutes) on your work.  We will break for lunch at 12:30 pm, and reconvene at 2 pm for more talks – the meeting will last until 4:00 pm, depending on the number of presentations.

PBSF has no dues and the meetings have no registration fees, but everyone attending will have to pay the $5 admission to the gardens. They are letting us use the meeting space free, but have asked that we all pay this small amount to gain admission to the grounds and everything the garden offers. Participants should bring their lunches, and plan to picnic in the garden grounds or meeting room; there are also food items for purchase in the garden (cheeseburgers, etc.).

If you would like to give a presentation, please send your TITLE (only, abstracts neither required nor published) along with your name and affiliation to  Presentation titles on the subject of South Florida plants and plant subjects by Plant Biologists of South Florida will be accepted from scientists, students, and others who love plants on a first-come, first-serve basis until we reach capacity.

Also, if you are not already officially a member, please register as a member of the organization at

We look forward to seeing you in one month at this beautiful Miami area location! There should be plenty of close parking for those who arrive before the meeting begins; the lot fills up for birthday parties and other weekend celebrations, but the shady lot is quite large.

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