Welcome to the European Palm Society

The European Palm Society

Founded in 1991, the European Palm Society have been championing the growing of palms and other exotic plants in Europe and other Temperate areas of the world.

The European Palm Society (EPS) is affiliated to the International Palm Society and is a non-profit organisation dedicated to sharing information about palms and other exotic plants across the continent of Europe. We recognise that many other areas of the world experience similar climatic conditions to those in Europe and we also therefore welcome sharing the experiences and knowledge of members all around the globe.

The main goal of the EPS is to communicate with other enthusiasts through our journal 'Chamaerops', this website or personally via society meetings, in order to share ideas and knowledge of the successful cultivation and study of exotic plants. Above all the EPS is run by members, for members, and we cannot survive without that support and participation.

So, what can you do on the website?

* Visit our News page to see latest information about the society.

* Browse the online archive of our journal Chamaerops - a wealth of information on palms and other exotic plants.

* Read and participate in our plant discussion Forum - you need to register for this but it's free and simple to do.

* Still need more information? Then see our Links page for quick links to other plant societies or click here to send us a message.

EPS News

Seeds of Rhapidophyllum hystrix 'Central Florida form' donated to raise EPS funds

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.

Read the full story... | 17 Feb 2016

EPS FaceBook page launched

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

Read the full story... | 1 Feb 2016

Seeds of an uncommon and recently described species of Butia donated to raise funds for EPS

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.

Read the full story... | 28 Jan 2016

Seed of some uncommon Sabals donated to help raise funds for EPS

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.

Read the full story... | 10 Jan 2016

Kew Gardens Meet - 12th September

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

Read the full story... | 14 Sep 2015