The South Florida Palm Society will host the 2012 Spring Palm Sale featuring “The World’s Largest Sale of rare and exotic palms.”
The sale will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Mar. 17 and 18, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Montgomery Botanical Center (parking and entrance at Gulliver Academy, 12595 Red Rd.), which is home to a world-class research center and collection of palms and cycads.
Admission to the sale is free.
Montgomery Botanical Center (MBC) staff will be offering guided tours of its collections for $5 per person (free to children 16 and younger accompanied by an adult).
More than 25 different vendors will offer over 250 different varieties of palms and cycads from all over the world. Literally thousands of rare and unusual plants will be offered for sale. There will be an advice desk to answer your palm questions and with information on the proper methods to grow a variety of these plants. In addition, there will be several artists displaying their work.
Guests are invited to attend South Florida Palm Society general meetings held in the Garden House at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden at 7:30 p.m. on the first Monday of every even-numbered month. Information about meetings and other events can be found on the SFPS website at www.southfloridapalmsociety. org. The next meeting will be on Apr. 2 at 7:30 p.m.