JUNE 8, 2013
A RARE CHANCE TO SEE TWO PRIVATE GARDENS
IN THE LAKE PLACID AREA
Central Palm & Cycad Society members will meet at
1621 Elm Terrace, Lake Placid FL
5.6 acres owned by Walt and Cathy Darnall
The Darnalls are a true inspiration — they successfully grow about 75 species of mostly mature palms, plus a wide variety of tropical vines, shrubs and flowers in open and semi-wooded areas that typically experience one to three freezes a year. They also have a combination greenhouse-shade house for plant propagation and over-wintering of tender container species.
We will tour the property and learn some of Walt’s secrets, enjoy a picnic lunch, auction off rare and/or unusual plants, then travel about 10 minutes to a three acre sub-tropical peninsula on the northeast end of Lake June. On view will be Cocos nucifera, Ravenea rivularis, Hyophorbe verschaffeltii, Pandanus utilis, plus several bird aviaries.
Here is the schedule:
10:00 a.m. Board meeting
11:00 a.m. Meeting begins
12:15-1:30 p.m. Lunch on-site
1:30-2:00 p.m. Auction
2:00-2:30 p.m. Plant sale
About 2:30: leave for tour of the Lake June property guided by Walt
The main course, potato salad, dessert and drinks will be provided. Please bring a side dish to pass. And a chair, too, if you can. Non-members are welcome to join us.
Check The Palmateer for more information on these exciting garden tours. http://www.cfpacs.org/palmateer
See you June 8th in Lake Placid