On the cutting edge

Our new drone arm, developed with Outreach Robotics, is grasping rare plants once out of reach. Seeds and cuttings are helping us grow a brighter future for these endangered species.

Welcome to the National Tropical Botanical Garden

Saving Plants, Saving People

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

Our mission
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4013 South Douglas Rd Coconut Grove FL
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(305)442-7169
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650 Ulaino Rd Hana HI
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(808)240-1301 ext.321
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5-8291 Kuhio Highway Hanalei
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(808)826-1053
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4425 Lawa’i Road Koloa
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(808)742-2623
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4425 Lawai Road Koloa, HI
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(808)742-2623
Thu Sep 29, 2022

2022 Global Breadfruit Summit

NTBG’s Breadfruit Institute is co-hosting the 2022 Global Breadfruit Summit on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 in Honolulu. Register Today!

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Wed Aug 3, 2022

Webinar Series

Zoom | Webinar

NTBG’s webinar series is back in 2022 for another round of behind-the-science chats with our science and conservation staff. Register today!

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Tue Aug 2, 2022

Tropical Plant Week

Online | Bidding For Good

Bid in our online auction today! Join us online for Tropical Plant Week from August 31 to September 7 to celebrate and give back to plants.

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Sun Jul 31, 2022

Weekly Aloha Market

South Shore Visitor Center | 4425 Lawai Rd, Koloa, HI 96756

Head to our South Shore Visitor Center on Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to explore Kauai made gifts & crafts at our Weekly Aloha Market.

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Five Ways to Give on GivingTuesday

Wed Sep 21, 2022

Everyone can have an impact on #GivingTuesday! Support NTBG on November 29 by checking out these five ways to give on #GivingTuesday.

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Introducing the Mamba

Tue Sep 13, 2022

A team of scientists designed a robotic arm to collect endangered plants from remote cliffs while suspended by a drone. Watch it in action.

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Ko (Saccharum officinarum)

Thu Aug 11, 2022

For early Hawaiians, ko (Saccharum officinarum) was more than a sweetener. Find out more about this fascinating plant and its many uses.

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A Global Partnership That Feeds

Tue Aug 2, 2022

One of the Breadfruit Institute’s most successful partnerships is with the Trees That Feed Foundation. Learn more about our work

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Breadfruit Institute

To promote the conservation, study, and use of Breadfruit for food and reforestation.
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