Botanical Gardens Hawaii

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Botanical Gardens Hawaii

A Unique Tropical Nature Preserve and Sanctuary Aloha and welcome to Onomea Bay and the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden! This “Garden in a Valley on the Ocean” is located off of Highway 19 on the lush Hamakua Coast’s 4 Mile Scenic Drive, 8 1/2 miles north of Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. (click here for map, admissions and hours). The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a museum of living plants that attracts photographers, gardeners, botanists, scientists, and nature lovers from around the world. The Garden’s collection of tropical plants is international in scope. Over 2,000 species, representing more than 125 families and 750 genera, are found in this one-of-a-kind garden. The 40-acre valley is a natural greenhouse, protected from buffeting tradewinds and blessed with fertile volcanic soil. Throughout this garden valley, nature trails meander through a true tropical rainforest, crossing bubbling streams, passing several beautiful waterfalls and the exciting ocean vistas along the rugged Pacific coast. The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a 501(c) Scientific and Educational non-profit, whose mission is to serve as a nature preserve and sanctuary, a living seed bank, and a study center for trees and plants of the tropical world. The Garden is dedicated to the collection and display of the world’s tropical plants,and to the education of both children and adults about the plight of the world’s rainforests. At a time when rainforest plants are disappearing at an alarming rate, the Garden is working to preserve as many species as possible for the benefit of future generations. If you are visiting Hawaii on a cruise ship and would like to visit the Garden, we can pick you up at the pier! See your shore excursion staff or visit Tour Dispatch for more information. The Garden is a member of the APGA From here you can take a virtual tour of the gardens, find out about the history of Onomea Bay, or purchase Hawaiian Tropical Flower Bouquets at our SSL secured Online Gift Shop. Support the Garden With Paypal or Credit Card. Send Tropical Flower Bouquets Our bouquets are absolutely stunning! Packed and shipped the same day the’re cut, our tropical flowers will arrive freshly boxed and ready to arrange. Your satisfaction with Garden Flowers is 100% guaranteed. Buy the Garden Book Includes full color photographs, partial plant list, and history of Onomea Valley Become a Member All Members are admitted to the Garden free of charge for the duration of their membership term. Enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that you have contributed toward preserving a garden of rare natural beauty and supporting an educational institution for the benefit of our future generations. Your contribution is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Corporate Donations and Matching Programs with Benevity The Garden is registered with Benevity, the global leader in online workplace giving, matching, volunteering and integrated grant management solutions. Some of the world's most iconic brands rely on Benevity's award-winning solutions to power their Goodness Programs and corporate philanthropy, helping them attract, retain and engage today's workers by connecting people personally to causes that matter to them. Visit us on Facebook or click the like button below Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram.

Botanical Gardens Hawaii

Welcome to the National Tropical Botanical Garden The importance of plants to life on earth is immeasurable. We depend upon them for the air we breathe, for the food we eat, for shelter, and for medicine. Ninety percent of all plant and animal species on our planet exist in the tropics — that warm moist belt that circles the earth. And it is in these regions where the extinction rate is the highest. Species are disappearing faster than anyone knows. They cannot be replaced. The National Tropical Botanical Garden is dedicated to preserving tropical plant diversity and stemming this tide of extinction – through plant exploration, propagation, habitat restoration, scientific research, and education. NTBG’s gardens and preserves are safe havens for at-risk species that otherwise might disappear forever. National Tropical Botanical Garden – Saving Plants, Saving People Watch Videos

Botanical Gardens Hawaii

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About halfway through the scenic drive you’ll approach the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden. Nestled in a valley and edged by the Pacific Ocean, this is a place of uncommon beauty and serenity. The Garden was established in 1978 after Dan and Pauline Lutkenhouse purchased the secluded and beautiful property in Onomea (which means ‘good feeling’) without knowing exactly what they wanted to do with it. Lutkenhouse quickly decided to establish a botanical garden, and preserve the valley and its beauty forever. After eight years of backbreaking work, clearing the wild and overgrown jungle by hand so as not to destroy or disturb the natural environment, the Gardens opened to the public in 1984.

Botanical Gardens Hawaii

Botanical World Adventures Set on 100 acres of old sugarcane fields, Botanical World Adventures is a spectacular natural site that features a botanical garden, waterfalls and a maze. The garden is also home to an outstanding collection of fruit trees. Read More

Botanical Gardens Hawaii

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden It is no stretch to say that this is one of the lushest areas in all of Hawaii. A raised wooden boardwalk leads you through a lush rainforest, where you’ll be able to see many tropical flowers and plants, a waterfall, and a picturesque bay. Read More

Botanical Gardens Hawaii

Set on 100 acres of old sugarcane fields, Botanical World Adventures is a spectacular natural site that features a botanical garden, waterfalls and a maze. The garden is also home to an outstanding collection of fruit trees. Read More

Botanical Gardens Hawaii

The National Tropical Botanical Garden is dedicated to preserving tropical plant diversity and stemming this tide of extinction – through plant exploration, propagation, habitat restoration, scientific research, and education. NTBG’s gardens and preserves are safe havens for at-risk species that otherwise might disappear forever.

Botanical Gardens Hawaii

The northeastern side of the Big Island is lush and tropical thanks to a combination of the high volcanoes, constant trade winds, and tropical temperatures. The Hilo and Hamakua coasts are filled with rainforest, waterfalls, and tropical flowers and these natural treasures can be most easily seen in one of the botanical gardens on the Big Island.

The UH Hilo Botanical Gardens consist of three separate areas that feature cycads, bromeliads, and palms. Currently, they include one of the largest collections of cycads in Hawai’i with over 100 species. One section of the garden has over 40 species of Zamia from Mexico and Central and South America and other sections contain rare and endangered Encephalartos and Stangeria from Africa, Macrozamia, Lepidozamia, and Bowenia from Australia, and Cycas from China and Vietnam.

The Pua Mau (literally: ‘ever-blooming’) botanical gardens sit on the western slope of the Kohala Mountain. The Pacific ocean is less than a mile to the west giving you an 180-degree view of the ocean, the weather is sunny, and the land is arid and dry.

The Sadie Seymour Botanical Gardens span 1.5 acres and give an overview of the native and non-native plants that inhabit the Hawaiian Islands. It is built in a series of terraces going down the mountain, each devoted to a separate ecosystem, e.g. native Hawaiian, Polynesian, South American, etc.

The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a museum of living plants that attracts photographers, gardeners, botanists, scientists, and nature lovers from around the world. The Garden’s collection of tropical plants is international in scope. Over 2,000 species, representing more than 125 families and 750 genera, are found in this one-of-a-kind garden.

The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a 501(c) Scientific and Educational non-profit, whose mission is to serve as a nature preserve and sanctuary, a living seed bank, and a study center for trees and plants of the tropical world. The Garden is dedicated to the collection and display of the world’s tropical plants,and to the education of both children and adults about the plight of the world’s rainforests. At a time when rainforest plants are disappearing at an alarming rate, the Garden is working to preserve as many species as possible for the benefit of future generations.

The only two that don’t make it are the Akatsuka Orchid gardens, whose main purpose is selling orchids, and the Liliu’okalani Gardens, which is a Japanese garden inside a public park. Both these places are still very pretty to explore, and that is why we keep them on the list.

The Liliu’okalan gardens are a Japanese garden located inside the 30-acre Liliu’okalan park. The gardens contain Waihonu Pond as well as bridges, koi ponds, pagodas, statues, torii, and a Japanese teahouse.

The island of Hawaii is the largest in the state and boasts some of Hawaii’s most varying landscape. Unique in its encompassing 12 separate climate zones, visitors here will marvel at the dramatically different temperatures and scenic beauty that span across each distinct area, ranging from the warmth found amid balmy tropical rainforest to the snowcapped peaks dotting the slopes of Mauna Kea. Don’t forget to visit the active volcano!

An arboretum, finally, is a botanical garden but for woody plants (trees). Basically, it is a collection of trees that are special for one reason or another.

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