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   Upcoming Events:

             Andersen Garden Tour
                     Leilani Estates
Jerry and Cindy Andersen's garden, is another legacy East Hawai'i 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.

Jerry and Cindy have been worthy stewards of the original garden started by the legendary Ken Foster, who introduced many palm species, not only to Hawai' i, but to the rest of the world. This garden features the rare double coconut, (Lodoicea maldivica), extensive Dypsis and Ravenea collections, and some of the most beautiful specimens of Johannesteijmannia altifrons and magnifica to be found anywhere. Other mentionable plants are the cycads, featuring Encephalartos laurentianus and many Zamia species.

Jerry and Cindy operate a palm and plant nursery on the property and will have rare and unusual palms for sale. A list of available palms and pricing will be forthcoming in a separate email prior to the event. 

HIPS will also be hosting a Potluck and 'Ice Cream Social' for this tour, with the society providing the ice cream. 

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 here, with their name. This information helps us keep track of tour attendance. Mahalo! 

More information and directions will be sent to the membership prior to this event.The Jerry and Cindy Andersen 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.

           Sunday, October 15th, 2017 1:00 pm
                 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." 

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. 
"Dr. Baker and his collaborators have discovered around 20 new species of palm in New Guinea over the last 5 years, including Dransfieldia micrantha, a species from the foothills of the Wondiwoi mountains that represents a new genus."

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

Questions? Contact Mary Lock here.
 Photo courtesy Bill Baker