Save the Date!

Central Florida Palm and Cycad Society’s

Spring Field Trip & Meeting

Saturday, June 17, 2017

10:00am – 3:00pm

Leu Gardens, Orlando




The Society is trying something new again this meeting!  Since June is such a hot month, but we all love palms and cycads so much, we will be having a meeting at Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando.


10:00am – 11:00am – Presentation by Eric Schmidt of Leu Gardens on the best palms for central Florida and the successes and failures of various palms and cycads in the Leu collection.

11:00am – Tour of the palm and cycad collection with Eric.

Please bring your lunch as we will eat in the garden.

2:00pm –2:15pm – Membership Meeting

2:15pm – 3:00pm – Plant auction

(Must be a current CFPACS member for the auction)

About the Garden:

Harry P. Leu Gardens is a 50 acre botanical garden just minutes from downtown Orlando.  The gardens and historical home were donated to the City of Orlando in 1961 by Mr. Harry P. Leu and his wife, Mary Jane. The Palm collection contains nearly 400 species of cold hardy and semi-tender palms suited for the Central Florida climate. This collection ranks among the most extensive collections in the United States. The Cycad collection displays over 50 species suitable for growing in Central Florida. Cycads are primitive plants that have existed for nearly 200 million years. They were the dominant plant life in the Cretaceous Period when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. They are palm-like in appearance, but have no relation to palms.