July 2023 Newsletter

Aloha Edition – Private Gardens, pt. 2

Aloha from Hawaii and the 32nd International Palm Society biennial. This is the second of a two-part survey of breathtaking private palm gardens visited on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Pictured: Refreshments are served! David welcoming us with a lilikoi (passion fruit) and honey spritzer, all ingredients sourced from their property.


David Davenport and Robert Welch acquired over eleven acres of prime ocean view property in Hilo in 2005, and began creating a garden in 2013. Today Paradise Found has colorful tropical plants, meditative pathways, lava tubes, bee hives and of course plenty of palms.

Also included in this issue is a list of new benefactors and upcoming travel with the IPS!

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