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Central Florida Palm and Cycad Society meeting June 17th

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It’s Summer, it’s HOT! You’re Invited - Inside!
Central Florida Palm and Cycad Society’s
Summer Field Trip & Meeting
featuring Eric Schmidt of Leu Gardens
Saturday, June 17, 2017
10:00am – 3:00pm
Leu Gardens, Orlando
plus
PRIVATE PLANT AUCTION & SALE
 
Agenda
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
CFPACS will pay the cost of entry to Leu Gardens for all current members.  
Guests can pay the CFPACS the group rate.  
Those with reciprocal garden memberships are always FREE at Leu Gardens!
 
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.
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Mike Evans

This will be a good garden tour for all the Central FL Palm growers.  Eric is full of information from his experimenting with different exotics.   Looking forward to Eric's talk and tour.

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Cindy Adair

Everyone who can should go! What a wonderful garden and Eric knows every plant!

Wish I could be there.

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kinzyjr

Went and had a great time!

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Reeverse

Thanks Eric for all the great info and expertise! 

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Eric in Orlando

Thanks to everyone who showed up, it was a great meeting and good seeing everyone.

 

 

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