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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.

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2019 Palm Auctions - at the annual dinner on February 8th

Silent Auction: 5:00pm

Live Auction: 7:30pm

You must be registered for the Annual Dinner and Palm Auctions event to attend.  

You won't want to miss this year's Annual Dinner and Palm Auction after browsing this exquisite flip book created by Tim Brian.  Click on the Fullscreen circle above for maximum enjoyment.  If you haven't registered yet, click the Register button below on the Upcoming Events.  See you and your wallet there!

Silent Auction Sneak Preview!

HIPS 2019 Banquet Silent Auction Palm List by Name.pdf

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Our 45th Anniversary T-Shirt will be sold at the Annual Dinner and Palm Auction February 8, 2019

Price, including tax:

Small to X-Large - $16.00 

2XL - $18.00

3XL - $19.00

Congratulations to Dale and Mari Vermeer on their winning design!  

Slide Show:  2018 International Palm Society Biennial in Colombia 

Click here to view! 

Planning for the next Biennial is underway scheduled for 2020 in RĂ©union an island off the coast of Africa.

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Cuddle up with a palm book this winter.  Click here to check out a book from the HIPS Lending Library.

Want to see Palms on Hawaii?  We've got ideas where you can go, click here.

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P.O. Box 1585

Kea'au, Hi   96749

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