Welcome to the International Palm Society.
Connect with people worldwide to preserve the beauty of palms and our planet.

Join the largest society of palm enthusiasts in the world to learn about, protect, and preserve the beauty of palms and our planet. Representing more than 80 countries, our international membership includes garden aficionados, leading horticulturists, botanists, biologists, and researchers who are passionate about palms and the preservation of our planet.

Our mission is to share our knowledge and expertise to protect palms from climate change, deforestation, and extinction to help make our world a better place. Join the global movement.

Benefits of Your Membership
  • Enjoy exciting adventures to exotic locations, diverse tropical environments, private venues, tours, and gardens.
  • Fund research and educational projects that contribute to critical conservation efforts worldwide to protect and preserve rare species of palms and their habitats.
  • Access high-quality, scientific information about palms from our quarterly journal, Palms.
  • Visit the finest, most exclusive gardens in the world.
  • Benefit from introductions and conversations with renowned botanists, authors, researchers, and palm collectors in the world.
  • Participate in the PalmTalk online forum to connect with thousands of people asking and sharing useful palm information for avid gardeners, collectors, and scientists.
  • Visit our vast library of palm books at discount prices, plus shop for palm-themed gifts. Your purchase benefits palm research projects.

Established in 1956, numerous IPS regional chapters hold educational meetings, sponsor palm sales, develop public gardens, and publish newsletters. Enjoy extraordinary learning, adventures, and friendships to last a lifetime.

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The IPS is a thoughtful, purposeful community of palm enthusiasts and conservationists that brings together fascinating people who do great work and meet up in exotic places to appreciate and protect amazing species of palms.

— Robert Blenker, President and CEO of WRB Energy,
a renewable energy developer in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Want to do more?

You can also donate to the International Palm Society’s conservation efforts. Currently, the IPS is supporting conservation of the Nature Conservancy’s Kona Hema Preserve on the island of Hawaii, which is home to the endangered palm Pritchardia schattaueri.

IPS continuously partners with other organizations to conserve palms worldwide. Learn more.

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