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Help increase awareness about what threatens native flora and learn how we can save plants and people together. Read stories and explore free resources to get involved, or further critical plant conservation efforts with a gift of support.
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Hope for the Future

NTBG staff discovered several new populations of rare plants on Kauai. Learn more about these exciting discoveries from the scientists who found them.
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Visit NTBG

Planning to visit an NTBG garden soon? Please note capacity is limited. Book your tour early to ensure availability.
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IUCN Red Listing

NTBG scientists have completed the assessment of all 255 Kauai single-island endemic vascular plants.
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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.

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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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Tue Apr 19, 2022

Spring 2022 Membership Special

Announcing our spring 2022 membership special! Join as a first time NTBG Member, or upgrade […]

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Mon Apr 18, 2022

Webinar Series

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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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Sun Apr 17, 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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Thu Apr 14, 2022

2022 Summer Movie Nights

South Shore Visitor Center | Across from Spouting Horn Park

Join us for a night under the stars with your friends & family at our annual Summer Movie Nights! Featuring Encanto, Sing 2 & Jungle Cruise.

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Growing Gardenia Remyi

Wed May 11, 2022

The propagation of a rare Hawaiian tree, Gardenia remyi, in our Conservation Nursery connects us to the past and shows us a way forward.

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2020 Robert Allerton Award Presented to P. Barry Tomlinson for Extraordinary Contributions to Botany and Horticulture

Tue May 3, 2022

Kalaheo, Hawaii (May 3, 2022)—The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) has announced that it has […]

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Restoring Kauai’s Native Forests

Mon May 2, 2022

Nearly one-third of Hawaiian flora is on the U.S. Endangered Species List, and more than […]

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Dr. Sandra Knapp Awarded 2022 David Fairchild Medal for Plant Exploration

Tue Apr 5, 2022

Kalaheo, Hawaii (April 5, 2022)—The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) has awarded Dr. Sandra Knapp, […]

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Breadfruit Institute

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