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European Palm Society News

The news pages contain reviews of European Palm Society visits and meetings and articles about growing exotic plants.

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EPS visit to Kew Gardens (25 Sep 2018)

Saturday 22nd September saw 24 members meet up for our annual get together at Kew Gardens.


The main focus this time was to visit the recently re-opened and refurbished Temperate House, but the day also coincided with the rare chance to see the tropical nursery which is not usually open to the public.


A great day was had by all, despite the wet weather after we arrived!!!

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Seeds collected from Jubaea chilensis 'silver leaf form' donated to raise fund for EPS (22 Oct 2016)

Freshly collected by a member of the society in Italy from a palm with silver foliage. Limited number of these special seeds donated to offer to members to raise funds for EPS.

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Seeds of Rhapidophyllum hystrix 'Central Florida form' donated to raise EPS funds (17 Feb 2016)

We have had another generous donation of fresh seeds to offer to members to raise funds for the EPS. This time of Rhapidophyllum hystrix a form that is being tentatively known as 'Central Florida form'.

Details of the offer in the membership area.

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EPS FaceBook page launched (1 Feb 2016)

To compliment the EPS desktop and mobile websites a society closed Facebook page has also been started. 

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Seeds of an uncommon and recently described species of Butia donated to raise funds for EPS (28 Jan 2016)

A member has kindly donated some seed of Butia quaraimana to offer members in return for a donation to the society toward our website costs.

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Seed of some uncommon Sabals donated to help raise funds for EPS (10 Jan 2016)

One of our members has harvested some seed of a couple of uncommon and sought after Sabals and kindly donated them to the society to offer to members to raise some funds towards the society.

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Kew Gardens Meet - 12th September (14 Sep 2015)

An autumn slot this year for our annual meeting enjoying nice weather, tour of the garden and a chance to talk plants!

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EPS Palm Data Base launched! (12 Jun 2015)

After a couple of attempts and a lot of behind the scenes work our ambition to launch an online reference for Palms and in future other exotic plants has gone live.

The aim is for this to be a long term project where members can submit information on the palms we are growing and we build all that experience into the data base. It will give the opportunity to get a picture of how various palms are growing across the many different climates we have in Europe and also to collect detail for those growing indoors too.

Please help us and contribute to this, it will then not be long before we start to get a comprehensive reference and ever evolving wealth of information based on our practical experiences. 

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Launch of a new Palm Society for French speakers (18 Oct 2014)

It has been a while since our EPS news page was updated and I must get around to doing this more often.

I received news this week of an exciting new society in France for all French speaking palm enthusiasts called The Francophone Palmophile Society.

The aim is for members to promote the study and advancement of all aspects of Arecaceae. Our links page has been updated and I would encourage you to take a look at their website:

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Society meet at RHS Wisley Garden (19 Jan 2014)

Saturday 15th Feb is the date planned for an informal meet and walk around RHS Wisley Garden.

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