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Hawaii Island Palm Society

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The Hawaii Island Palm Society, (HIPS), is a great group of people who simply love palms and who strive to promote their use in private gardens and the general landscape. Our goal is to perpetuate rare and endangered palms worldwide, through the sharing of seeds and plants. Our organization is affiliated with the International Palm Society and is dedicated to community outreach and education.  Among other community services, HIPS volunteers plan, plant, and help maintain the outstanding palm collection at the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens in Hilo.  

Members enjoy private garden tours, lectures, electronic newsletter, an annual banquet and palm auction, use of an extensive reference library, and discount pricing with BEI Agricultural Products in Hilo.  New members are eligible for open garden days, a chance to meet with established HIPS members in their gardens.

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Open Garden Days for New Members

Established HIPS members welcome our newest members by inviting them into their private gardens for a more personal opportunity to learn about growing palms in Hawaii.  Find out full details in our March Newsletter.  If you would like to offer your garden or would like to participate in a tour, contact Rick Kelley at ricklkelley@att.net

Upcoming events

    • 7 Feb 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Aunty Sally's Luau Hale, 799 Piilani Street, Hilo
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    No where else can you find the incredible selection of rare and beautiful palms from some of Hawaii's best and most generous growers.  Please join us for an evening of fun and good hearted competitive bidding, proceeds fund the society's activities and projects throughout the year. 




    Schedule of Events

    5:00 pm 

    Silent Auction

    6:15 pm 
    Dinner

    7:15 pm
    Business Meeting and 2020 Elections

    Slate of Officers

    7:30 pm Live Auction


    Anyone interested in donated palms or seeds, contact Rick Kelley

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Slide Shows

International Palm Society 2018 Biennial in Colombia

Jason Dewees, Designing With Palms

Thanks to HIPS member Dean Ouer for creating a special online version of Jason's November 8th, 2019 lecture .  Jason's talk and other HIPS lectures are available on Dean's website Tropiscape, a fantastic resource for anyone who is growing palms or other tropical plants.  

Do you wonder who volunteers their time for board meetings?  Get to know your board members here.  If you are interested in joining the HIPS board, contact Rick Kelley at ricklkelley@att.net 

Contact Us:

Hawaiiislandpalmsociety@gmail.com  

P.O. Box 1585, Kea'au, Hi   96749


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