Hawaii Island Palm Society

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Upcoming events

    • 8 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Lise's House

    Board Meeting will finalize garden tour details, full agenda will be sent out closer to the meeting date.  Members are welcome to attend.  Contact Rick Kelley, ricklkelley@att.net

    • 25 May 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Information will be sent to members prior to event

    Set your reminders!  The first garden tour of 2019 will start with the compact and species rich garden of Tim Brian and Bob Gibbens.  The garden has had several alterations from when HIPS last visited, and it is a great example of what you can do in a residential garden.  Date is not confirmed, stay tuned for more information and photos.

    • 26 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Entrance, Panaewa Zoo and Botanical Garden, Hilo

    Join us again for this wonderful event that supports the Panaewa Zoo and Botanical Garden.  There will be a wide variety of plants for sale by local vendors, and Tim Brian from HIPS will lead a popular tour of the garden's palm collection.  HIPS will have an information booth to answer palm questions, distribute seeds from the Zoo's palm collection, promote this year's garden tours, and sign up new members.  

    • 27 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 30 Jun 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Hilo Orchid Show


    HIPS will again create a beautiful display and prove that palms are an orchid's best friend.  This year's theme is Odyssey.  Creative volunteers needed to build the display and to donate material.  Volunteers that work the booth during the show will get free admission to the event.  Contact Sara at sara.anslow@gmail.com

    • 13 Jul 2019
    • Hawaii Paradise Park - details will be sent prior to the event

    Make sure you are around in July for a chance to see two great gardens, we will be visiting both David Hertzberg and Tony Armstrong.  Stay tuned for more information about the gardens and get the confirmed the date.


    • 3 Aug 2019
    • Panaewa Zoo and Botanical Garden

    Boy Scouts will be planting out the new cycad garden at the Panaewa Zoo and Botanical Garden tentatively either August 3 or August 10th.  To follow the progress and get more information, check out the forum: Kristen McGrath Cycad Garden

    • 17 Aug 2019
    • Bob and Patty Ferazzi's Farm - directions will be mailed

    Talk story and meet new friends at the HIPS Potluck Social and Plant/Seed Exchange.  More information to come, date is a placeholder and is not yet confirmed.  

    • 28 Aug 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Lise's House

    Board Meeting will discuss board officer nominees, full agenda will be sent out closer to the meeting date.  Members are welcome to attend.  Time is tentative.  Contact Rick Kelley, ricklkelley@att.net

    • 7 Sep 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • TBD

    Placeholder for last garden tour in 2019.  Do you have a garden that you would like to share with HIPS?  Contact Rick Kelley at ricklkelley@att.net.  Time and date negotiable.

    • 19 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Panaewa Zoo and Botanical Garden

    HIPS has traditionally given out Hawaiian native palms at the zoo entrance in celebration of Arbor Day.  This event may be moved to coincide with Arbor Day.  The event may include potting demonstrations, palm tour of the zoo, and community outreach question/answer sessions.  Stay tuned for date confirmation and final details. 

    • 8 Nov 2019
    • University of Hawaii, Hilo

    Past speakers include many widely recognized palm researchers, palm reference book authors, and industry experts discussing palms from around the world - Peninsular Malaysia, New Guinea, Madagascar, and the Americas.  Renowned speakers include Jeff Marcus, William Baker, John Dransfield, Scott Zona, and Paul Craft.  We are currently making arrangements with this year's speaker, stay tuned for more information and final date. 

    • 13 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Lise's House

    Board meeting to plan for February 2020 banquet and palm auction.  Full agenda to be sent out prior to the meeting.  Members are welcomed to attend.  Contact Rick Kelley at ricklkelley@att.net.  Time and location tentative.


Contact Us:

Hawaiiislandpalmsociety@gmail.com

P.O. Box 1585

Kea'au, Hi   96749

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