South Florida Palm Society

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The South Florida Palm Society (SFPS) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to disseminate information about and encourage interest in palms. The South Florida Palm Society uses its funds to help support local botanical gardens, individual scientific research expeditions or projects, conservation, planting projects and educational efforts. The horticultural society was reincorporated in 1982, but dates back to 1955.

General Meetings:

We invite you to attend our society meetings held throughout the year, as well as our periodic field trips to interesting palm gardens and habitats. The meetings are free and open to the public. 

TBA: Our regular meetings are held in Room A of the Corbin Educational Building at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156 at 7:00 pm on the first Monday of every even-numbered month

Information about our meetings and other events can also be received free of charge. To be added to our e-mail list please fill out this form.  To join the SFPS click here.


The SFPS cares about the information you provide us, and we respect and protect your online privacy. Absolutely no personal information is ever collected or maintained on this website. Separate from this website, the SFPS Secretary maintains an email mailing list for communicating with our members. This information is not shared with any third parties.

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SFPS Board of Directors (2021):

President, Jorge J. Zaldivar

Vice President, Julio Alvarez

Treasurer, Leonard Goldstein

Recording Secretary, Louis Sguros

Corresponding Secretary, Benjamin Koubek

Director, Harvey Bernstein

Director, Ellis Brown

Director, Rick Johnson

Director, Dr. Lazaro Priegues

Director, Mike Tevelonis