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International Palm Society Biennial - Kama'aina

  • 9 Oct 2022
  • 15 Oct 2022
  • Oahu, Big Island Banquets in Hilo

The International Palm Society invites its members in Hawaii to join selected pieces of the full biennial itinerary at special rates. 


Oahu Island Package October 9 –11, 2022

The IPS offers experiences not possible on package tours, or even what you can have on your own. These experiences are made even more enjoyable since you will be travelling with companions that share your passion for palms, gardens, and conservation.  Walking under mature trees in the Foster Botanical Garden is event better when you know that these trees were planted by Dr. William Hillebrand on land leased from the Hawaiian queen Kalama in 1853. IPS volunteers will lead you through the vast 400 acre Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden, so big it allows overnight camping. Explore one of the world’s largest palm collections at the Lyon Arboretum with IPS experts that have been coming there for years.  $450

A la Carte Banquet and Lecture Nights in Hilo


October 11th Welcome to Hilo Banquet, Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

Help welcome your friends in the IPS to Hawaii Island.  Welcome speaker Don Hemmes will talk about the history of HIPS, the palm collection at Panaewa Zoo and Botanical Garden, and the UHH Palm and Cycad collection he founded.  $150


October 12th Banquet and Lecture, Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

Catch up with Andrew Henderson recently back from the Dominican Republic studying Cocothrinax which is now his favorite genus.  That is really saying something since he has described nearly 300 species of palms new to science and has written 10 books on palms covering the world from A Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas (in collaboration with Rodrigo Bernal and Gloria Galeano) to Palms of Vietnam.  Andrew is Curator Emeritus at the New York Botanical Garden $150



October 15th Farewell Banquet, Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

Say goodbye to your new friends and old ones at a festive night filled with Hawaiian music and hula.  $170



The above offers are for IPS members at the paid membership level living in Hawaii.  Already a member?  Register Now


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P.O. Box 1585

Kea'au, Hi   96749

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