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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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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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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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Fri Apr 30, 2021

Virtual Presentation: Behind the Scenes at the BRC

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Announcing a virtual science presentation on May 12! Hear from the experts at the Botanical Research Center and find out what they’re up to.

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Fri Apr 30, 2021

Free Yoga Saturday, May 29!

South Shore Visitor Center

Yoga in the garden is coming up in May. FREE – bring your own mat, […]

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Wed Apr 28, 2021

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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Tue Apr 27, 2021

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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Turning the Tide on Climate Change: Sea Water, Salinity and Coastal Plants

Fri May 7, 2021

Coastal plants may provide some of our best defenses against the impacts of climate change. […]

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Preserved Plants Play Foundational Role in Protecting Biodiversity

Tue Apr 20, 2021

Around the globe, biological scientists are racing to discover and document species before they are […]

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NTBG completes Red List catalogue of endemic plants

Mon Apr 19, 2021

Researchers with the National Tropical Botanical Garden were devastated when the last known wild member of the endemic flowering plant Hibiscadelphus woodii was found dead in the Kalalau Valley in 2011.

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Breadfruit Institute

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