Tropical Gardening: International Palm Society biennial meeting to be held in Hawaii

  • Photo courtesy of Voltaire Moise Dean Ouer is growing many palms like this extremely rare Marojejya Darianii specimen in his Kaloko cloud forest garden in mauka Kona. Palms like these would soon become extinct if it were not for the efforts of the International Palm Society and its members.

The International Palm Society will be holding its 2022 biennial meeting in Hawaii with events on Kauai, Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island. For information and to participate in the biennial activities, go to the website palms.org to get the details. On the lush east side of Hawaii Island, attendees will have the opportunity to visit private gardens not normally open to the general public. These include Floribunda, the gardens of Suchin and Jeff Marcus, where rare palms from all over the world are propagated and available for sale. The itinerary also includes the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Casa De Las Palmas, Moani-Lundkvist Garden, The Anderson Garden and several others. Folks will have the opportunity to rub elbows with world famous botanists like Dr. Andrew Henderson of New York Botanical Gardens, Don Hemmes UH Hilo Biology professor emeritus, Jason Dewees, author and horticulturist at Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco, and scores of other palm specialists and enthusiasts.