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             Anderson Garden Tour
                     Leilani Estates
The Jerry and Cindy Anderson garden, is another legendary East Hawaii palm garden located in Leilani Estates. 

This four acre garden features a large collection of palms and other tropical plants from around the world including aroids, orchids, and bromeliads.

" A few of the exceptional palms you will see are the double coconut, (Lodoicea maldivica), the extensive Dypsis and Ravenea collections, Johannesteijmannia altifrons and magnifica, both of which are flowering at this time. Other plants to mention are the cycads, such as Encephalartos laurentianus and many Zamia species."

​HIPS will also be hosting a Potluck and 'Ice Cream Social' at this event with the society providing the ice cream. 

More info will be sent via email prior to this event. 
Members may bring one guest. There is a $10 charge for non-members not accompanied by a member. If you are a member and are bringing a guest, please email Bob Gibbens at: begteb@hawaii.rr.com with their name. This information helps us keep track of tour attendance. Mahalo! 

More information and directions will be forthcoming to the membership prior to this event.
           Sunday, October 15th, 2017 1:00 pm
                                                  Palms 101 at the Zoo
               Hands on Demonstrations, Seed Give-away, Palm Tour
             Sunday, September 24th, 2017 10 am - 12 pm
Join us on Sunday September 24, 2017, at the Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo in Hilo, for the Annual Palms 101 event.

Members will be giving demonstrations on repotting, in ground planting, cleaning palm seeds and their germination, and also answering any questions about fertilization, pests and diseases, water and light requirements. Come learn general tips on basic garden design and maintenance, and where to obtain specimens for your garden. Members are encouraged to bring guests.

There will also be a Palm Tour of the extensive zoo collection that your society proudly maintains.  

Questions? Contact Joseph Tucker at: josef.major@gmail.com ​

A reminder will be forthcoming to the membership prior to this event.    
              November Event
An Evening with Dr. Bill Baker, Kew Gardens, London
     Friday, November 17, 7:00 PM, UH-Hilo
      Palms, evolution, phylogeny, biogeography, Palmae

HIPS has scheduled a presentation from renowned taxonomist, palm researcher, and author, Dr. Bill Baker. 

" Bill Baker leads the palm research programme at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He specialises in the taxonomy and evolution of palms, and leads Palmweb, a web portal to biodiversity information on palms." 

An additional event may also be added pending Dr. Baker's availability. 

More information including dates, times, and directions will be sent to members prior to the event or events.

Questions? Contact Mary Lock at: marylock@sbcglobal.net
Veitchia joannis at the zoo
Lodoicea maldivica at the Anderson garden
photo courtesy 'researchgate'
 What's New?
HIPS has set up a Co-op with BEI agricultural products in Hilo and Kona. Save on your Ag. needs with discount pricing. Click here for more info.