On Saturday, July 29, 2017, SPS members will enjoy a first-ever meeting site at the Spartanburg, South Carolina garden of Rick Davis. The day begins at 10 am.
Rick’s suburban, subtropical garden includes 68 palm specimens, as well as many flowering plants. It’s safe to say that if a hardy palm can be tried with a reasonable chance of success, then Rick is providing it with a great opportunity. His list, by genus and species/cultivar: Butia (5), Chamaedorea (2), Chamaerops (2), Jubaea hybrids (3), Rhapidophyllum (1), Sabal (14), Serenoa (1), Trachycarpus (7), Washingtonia (1). After a mild winter, expect to see them at their best!
Here are more gardens for those who want to extend their horticultural visit before or after the SPS meeting, Rick recommends: