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Aloha+ Challenge

Our ecosystems are challenged with rapidly disappearing native species. Learn more about the Aloha+ Challenge and check out our new Kauai Climate Change video series.
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Florilegium Collection

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The Need is Upon Us

For more than 50 years, NTBG has been dedicated to the discovery, scientific research, and conservation of the world’s most at-risk tropical plants.
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Saving Plants, Saving People.

Welcome to the National Tropical Botanical Garden

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.

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4013 South Douglas Rd Coconut Grove FL
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650 Ulaino Rd Hana HI
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5-8291 Kuhio Highway Hanalei
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4425 Lawa’i Road Koloa
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4425 Lawai Road Koloa, HI
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Weekly Aloha Market

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

NEW Aloha Market launching May 6. Head to our South Shore Visitor Center on Thursdays from 10 – 2 to explore Kauai made gifts & crafts.

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Three Day Kapa and Ink Making Workshops

3530 Papalina Rd. | Kalaheo, HI

Join us for a unique cultural and artistic experience! NTBG is hosting several, three-day ink and kapa making workshops in 2021.

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Plant Sale on April 24

Limahuli Garden and Preserve | 5-8291 Kuhio Highway

Head to Limahuli Garden and Preserve for a plant sale on April 24, 2021! The sale will feature plants Hawaiian native and canoe plants.

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Easter Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt

South Shore Visitors Center

Celebrate Easter at our South Shore Visitor Center! Our Easter Egg Hunt is back with limited capacity and COVID precautions in place.

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Finding Climate Solutions with Ancient Knowledge and New Technology

Thu Apr 8, 2021

NTBG Science and Conservation staff blend traditional conservation knowledge with new technology to save plant species on the brink.

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NTBG Completes IUCN Red Listing for all Kauai endemic plants

Thu Mar 25, 2021

NTBG adds 225 IUCN Red List assessments to the world’s most comprehensive online source on the conservation status of the world’s species.

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Flooding in Hawaii Damages NTBG Gardens

Thu Mar 25, 2021

On March 12, 2021, heavy rain caused flooding in Hawaii which affected all four of […]

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A Changing Climate

Fri Feb 26, 2021

A changing climate is likely to bring frequent and severe natural hazards. This video series offers an overview of challenges and solutions.

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Breadfruit Institute

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