2022 Biennial Tour

The International Palm Society is excited to welcome the return of the Biennial tour!


This year, the IPS is offering an exclusive opportunity to visit the 50th state of the USA, the enchanted islands of Hawaii!

The 2022 Hawaiian Biennial promises to deliver for all ages and interests. The event will include Oahu and the “big island” of Hawaii. Attendees will see an astonishingly diverse collection of palm species from Archontophoenix to Zombia as well as the endemic palm species of the Pritchardia

Imagine exploring beautiful gardens, cloud forests, volcanos, and waterfalls (not to mention some of the best beaches) with experts from leading botanical gardens along with passionate hobbyists and nurserymen. Special guest speakers include Andrew J. Henderson, Ph.D., Curator Emeritus, Institute of Systematic Botany, and Mike DeMotta, curator for living collections for the National Tropical Botanic Garden for over 16 years.

Sure, we will have an unequaled opportunity to view spectacular plants, but this trip is also about fun, fellowship, good food, and wine.

Here's a glimpse of What you Can look forward to seeing!

A few notable stops on the 2022 Hawaiian biennial will include:

  • Lyon Arboretum
  • Foster Botanical Garden
  • Floribunda Palms
  • Ho’omaluhia
  • Casa de Las Palmas
  • Rainbow Falls Volcano National Park

And best of all, access to many exquisite private gardens and estates with premiere palm and tropical plant collections which are not open to the public. See the agenda for more information.

This Biennial event is being offered on a first come first serve basis with a more intimate capacity. With only 150 spots available, this will fill up fast, so book your trip today!

Cancellation Policy: Please note there is a $500 non-refundable fee for any cancellations for any reason once deposit or full payment is made.

Hawaii Tours offers credit insurance which means guests will not receive a cash refund but the amount guests paid after the deduction of the $500 non-refundable fee, the balance will be applied to a future travel date for up to 2 years from original travel date. For example if guest paid $5,000 and after the $500 cancellation fee is applied, the guest will have a $4,500 credit they can apply to their future travel expense to Hawaii.