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

EPS visit to Kew Gardens

Saturday 22nd September saw 24 members meet up for our annual get together at Kew Gardens.


The main focus this time was to visit the recently re-opened and refurbished Temperate House, but the day also coincided with the rare chance to see the tropical nursery which is not usually open to the public.


A great day was had by all, despite the wet weather after we arrived!!!

Read the full story... | 25 Sep 2018

Seeds collected from Jubaea chilensis 'silver leaf form' donated to raise fund for EPS

Freshly collected by a member of the society in Italy from a palm with silver foliage. Limited number of these special seeds donated to offer to members to raise funds for EPS.

Read the full story... | 22 Oct 2016

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