Founded in 1952 as a non-profit organization


Our chapter is named after one of the founding members, James E. Hendry, Jr.  Located in Beautiful Fort Myers, Florida we are the oldest Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society. Our mission is to encourage and promote the development and improvement of hibiscus rosa-sinensis, the “Queen of the Tropics”, throughout Southwest Florida, and to make available information concerning hibiscus.

Our objectives are:

  • To promote all growing and propagation of hibiscus
  • To acquire and exchange information concerning the culture of hibiscus
  • To cooperate with the American Hibiscus Society
  • To hold an annual Hibiscus Show and to participate in other chapters’ Hibiscus Shows
  • To participate in civic beautification
  • To further interests in conservation