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Return to this page for updated information regarding upcoming PNWPEPS events and Society news. If you have any questions regarding events, please do not hesitate to email us at

Note: All 2021 general meetings in Vancouver, held in the Cedar Room at VanDusen Gardens, have been cancelled until at least July 1st (see note below). There is no admission charge for meetings (once they resume) and all are welcome. Later meeting dates have been booked for 2021, but these are provisional, dependent on the pandemic situation at the time and VanDusen re-opening its venues.

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Important update on Society physical events

As of May 25th, it appears that we will be able to run physical events after July 1st (assuming Covid doesn't resurge). The May 31st meetings at VanDusen Gardens has still been replaced by a Zoom meeting, but we expect to be be able to run our September and November meeting at VanDusen, and we hope to run the summer social at a member's garden in August. Details of these are still in the planning stage, and we'll let all members know as soon as possible once the provincial roadmap to reopening is confirmed.

Although social interactions were reduced during the pandemic, there were also advantages. Many members found travel to VanDusen meetings difficult or impossible, and our Zoom experience has allowed our wider membership be able to participate. We expect our new model will include both physical and online meetings, perhaps both at the same time. More details will be posted here as they become available.

General Meeting May 31st via Zoom

Members should have received an email on Thursday May 27th with meeting details. Please email Charlie if you are a member and did not receive it.

Hardy Palm International (HPI) issue #106

Our coordinating editor Charlie Warburton is compiling articles for the next issue, possibly ready by mid year. If you have an article that you want to submit, we'd love to hear from you! For details, please email Charlie.

Our Hardypalm website and Facebook pages.

Brian Steven has been working on updating our Facebook presence, and it now displays information as well as photos from some of our member's gardens. Click here to go to the page.

Virtual Garden Tour 2021

With the success of last year's virtual tour we are running it again in 2021. Pam Murphy's competence at organizing last year's tour means she's coordinating it again in 2021!

Members who wish to particpate should consider taking pictures of their gardens in all seasons, whenever the lighting or interesting events present themselves. Members have received instruction emails from Pam already, and we hope to go public with our second Virtual Tour about mid July. Watch for further updates from Pam about the submission process in the near future.











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