Proper facilities are what make all of NTBG’s programs possible. They provide not only office space, but also laboratories for research, classrooms for education programs, and accommodations for visiting scientists and students. They house the library and herbarium collections, and plants in the early stages of propagation. In short, they are essential to everything that happens at the NTBG. The range of facilities at each location varies; the following is a brief overview:
Headquarters Complex - Kaua‘i
Henry Administration Building - Originally constructed in 1984; rededicated in 2012.
Harrison Chandler Education Center - Completed in 1993. It is used for classes, lectures, workshops, and meetings. Education areas: Juliet Rice Wichman Classroom, and the Milton and Henrietta Kushkin Classroom. Adjacent outdoor space: Lane Lanai
Acacia Building - Completed in 1982; renovated in 2012. The first building of the Headquarters complex, it initially provided laboratory and office space for administration, research, and education staff. It houses the Acacia Laboratory, education offices with the Native Hawaiian Community Learning Center, facililties for the Breadfruit Institute, and other programs.
Botanical Research Center - Completed in 2008; dedication early 2009. Hurricane-proof building constructed to bring the herbarium and library collections under one roof. Includes research laboratories and offices for Science and lead Conservation staff. .
Crum Cottage and “Theobald Cottage” - Within/near the Headquarters complex are limited facilities for housing visiting scientists and other collaborators, and interns and students. Expanded intern housing is planned for the near future.
McBryde Garden - Kaua‘i
Lawa‘i Valley Conservation and Horticulture Center - Completed in 2005. The facility consists of a large fully automated, climate-controlled greenhouse, micropropagation room, and cold greenhouse, as well as a shadehouse and sunny nursery. Its offices house Living Collections and Horticulture staff.
Pump Six - Historical structure constructed during the sugar cane plantation era. Pump Six currently houses Physical Facilities operations. Adaptive reuse as an interpretive hub is planned for the future. The adjacent Pump Manager’s House dates back to that time.
Various gardening “sheds,” designed to complement the plantation-era look of Pump Six, are located in various other parts of the garden.
Allerton Garden - Kaua‘i
In addition to the original Allerton residence and guesthouse, the garden contains a gardening/equipment shed designed to complement the nearby Pump Six.
Bill and Jean Lane Visitor Center - Completed in 1997. Check-in point for tours of the McBryde Garden and the Allerton Garden. It contains a gift shop and exhibits.
Adjacent is a large pavilion where visitors board tour vehicles for the Valley gardens.
Visitors Center - Completed in 1995. It serves as the check-in point for tours of the garden and volunteer activities. It contains a gift shop and exhibits.
Limahuli Hale - Formerly a privately owned residence.
Kahanu Garden - Maui
Breadfruit Institute Field Station - Completed in August 2006. It primarily consists of research and plant material preparation areas. It will also accommodate workshops.
Nursery - Completed in August 2007. Consists of a greenhouse, shadehouse, and a sunny nursery.
Additional structures provide office space and include a kiosk for tour check-ins, tool/equipment storage structures, and an interpretive rest stop called the “Fisherman’s Cottage.”
The Kampong - Florida
Fairchild-Sweeney House - Historical structure designed in 1928; formerly a privately owned residence. The two-story structure contains the Catherine Hauberg Sweeney Library, the William and June Sottile Conference Room, as well as offices and meeting/conference space.
Schokman Education Center - Dedicated February 2007. Contains the Coulter Lecture Hall and Tyson Terrace.
Kenan Science Laboratory - Completed in 2006. A well-equipped laboratory space used for education courses and by visiting scientists.
Scarborough House and Tyson Dormitory - Completed in 2003. The two-story structure has dormitory space above, and covered outdoor classroom space and some equipment storage below.
David Fairchild Museum - Historical structure; first story completed 1892; formerly part of private residence. This building was originally used by Dr. Fairchild as a study. It contains artifacts and provides some office space.
Two stand-alone structures, the Barbour Cottage (from Fairchild and Sweeney eras) and the Sausage Tree Cottage (from Sweeney era), are used to house visiting scientists and other collaborators.
The Kampong also has a small shadehouse nursery.