The Pacific Northwest Palm & Exotic Plant Society

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  1. pmurphy

    pmurphy Contributor 10 Years

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    Vancouver, BC
    aka the "Hardy Palm Society"

    The Society:
    Founded in 1984, the Pacific Northwest Palm & Exotic Plant Society (PNWP&EPS) is a British Columbia based nonprofit Plant Society.
    Dedicated to the successful cultivation of palms and other exotic plants, the "Hardy Palm" Society's objective is to assist those that wish to create Mediterranean or subtropical style gardens outdoors in British Columbia, Washington and Oregon, and other areas with similar climate worldwide.

    Our Goals:
    • To enhance member's knowledge of the wide range of form and foliage of plants suitable for gardens in cool temperate climate zones, especially plants such as palms with tropical or other unusual (exotic) attributes.
    • To facilitate the sharing of exotic plant knowledge among members, and between members and the general public.
    • To increase the variety of exotic plants available to members by encouraging the testing of new cultivars or species.
    • To develop and promote effective methods of exotic plant cultivation and winter protection.
    • To increase the local availability of palms and other exotic plants.
    • To help members design landscapes that integrate palms and other exotic plants.

    Meetings & Get Togethers:
    Besides the quarterly meetings via Zoom, the Hardy Palm Society hosts several yearly social events for members. There are also both in-person and Zoom workshops held throughout the year where you can listen, participate or even host an event.

    If you would like to join or learn more about the Pacific Northwest Palm & Exotic Plant Society, or even attend one of our membership meetings as a guest, check out our website,

    Or you can contact the Society Mentor at for more information.


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