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Palm Tour at South Coast Plaza West – Canceled

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

South Coast Plaza’s palm collection is one-of-a-kind in Southern California. The core of the collection comes from the estate of Dr. A.J. Vance, who began collecting exotic palms in the late 1940s at his canyon estate located off Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. The collection was recognized for both its size and diversity of plantings.

After Dr. Vance’s death in the early 1980s, South Coast Plaza acquired the collection and transplanted it in 1986 to its present location on Bear Street. With the help of palm aficionado Ralph Velez and the International Palm Society, South Coast Plaza continues to add unique specimens to its collection with varieties from all over the world. Particularly noteworthy are the large Cuban Royal Palms (Roystonea regia), a large cluster of Slender Lady Palms (Rhapis humilis) from Southern China and the Hawaiian Loulu Palm (Pritchardia hillebrandii).

Join Sherman Library & Gardens’ Horticulturists as they take a walking tour of this impressive palm collection.  Please meet at the center display inside South Coast Plaza West at 9:45 am.  Wear walking shoes and bring sun protection.   

This event has been canceled.