Join CFPACS for our Spring 2019 Field Trip
Award-winning Author Presentation!

Date:  April 13 & 14, 2019

Location: Mounts Botanical Garden on Saturday, Flamingo Gardens & Chip Jones Cycad Nursery on Sunday

What’s happening:

Saturday, April 13 – 9am to 4pm

Special Guest Speaker at 1pm

Mounts Botanical Garden

531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach

The Palm Beach Palm and Cycad Society is hosting their annual one-day fundraiser sale at Mounts Botanical Garden. Over 500 species of Palms & Cycads in all shapes and sizes, a limited supply of a top-rated fertilizer, palm and cycad reference books, Palm Beach Palm & Cycad Society t-shirts available for purchase.

Those CFPACS vendors wishing to sell at Mounts should contact the Palm Beach Palm & Cycad Society directly.

CFPACS has made arrangements to bring in a special speaker at 1pm.  Jason Dewees.   Jason is the author of Designing with Palms which has just been awarded the 2019 American Horticultural Society Book Award!  He is the staff horticulturist at Flora Grubb Gardens and East West Trees in San Francisco. Responsible for the Tree Canopy Succession Plan for the San Francisco Botanical Garden, he serves on the Horticultural Advisory Committee for the San Francisco Botanical Garden, and on The San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers Advisory Council. He will have books available for sale and signing!

Sunday, April 14

9:15 AM: Meet at Flamingo Gardens Entrance

3750 South Flamingo Road
Davie, FL 33330-1614

Phone:  954-473-2955

At 9:30 we will board transportation which will take us back to the new Cycad Garden which was made possible by Chip Jones and Charles Ross!  If you miss the ride, it’s a 15-20 minute walk back to the collection, so it may be important to you to be there before the gate opens at 9:30.

2nd Stop:  Jones Landscaping Nursery

Lunch on the grill will be provided here by CFPACS – Bring a Chair!

5301 SW 82nd Avenue

Davie FL 33328


After touring the Cycad Garden at Flamingo Gardens we are going to re-gather at Jones Landscaping Nursery where we will grill and have lunch.  Chip is opening the nursery specifically for us.  For those of you that don’t know, Chip is quite the expert on Cycads so we want to give you as one-on-one time as possible.  We are going to seek volunteers to help with the prep, cooking, and clean up so Chip can interact with the attendees.  Chip has been extraordinarily helpful setting up the Sunday stops.

Hotel reservations

CFPACS does no have a host hotel but as there appears to be some big events happening in the area around that time, we suggest you find a place to stay sooner rather than later!  Maybe some of you can get together and book an AirBnB and split the cost!

Please email Maryann at by April 10 and let us know if you plan to attend one or both days so we can get a head count for the seats and food.