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Plants are the answer

Plants are disappearing faster than ever. 68% of known plant species worldwide are threatened with extinction. With your help, we can make a difference. Pledge your year-end support now.
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The need is upon us.

For more than 50 years, National Tropical Botanical Garden has been dedicated to serving the need for scientific research and conservation of the world’s tropical plants.
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Limahuli Garden Now Open

Limahuli Garden has reopened and is accepting reservations for self-guided and guided tours! Please read this important information before booking your tour.
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Saving species.

Little known is the story of Polyscias bisattenuata, a critically-endangered species endemic to Kauai with fewer than 60 known trees in the wild. An incredible rescue effort is underway — NTBG is rewriting its story and protecting its future.
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Lights! Camera! Plants!

Meet our most famous residents in the gardens that inspire movie magic.
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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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(305)442-7169
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650 Ulaino Rd Hana HI
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808)248-8912
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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
Sat Aug 29, 2020

Moonlight & Music

McBryde Garden | Koloa Hawaii

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Fri Mar 13, 2020

Botanical Illustration Workshop

Kahanu Garden | Hana, Hawaii

On Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14 (10am-4pm) Kahanu Garden in Hana, Maui will be hosting its first botanical illustration workshop! Study the fundamentals of…

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Mon Mar 2, 2020

Bali Ha’i at The Kampong

The Kampong

NTBG and The Kampong is diligently monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. We are following the […]

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Thu Feb 27, 2020

Earth Matters public lecture series

NTBG and KCC’s collaborative Earth Matters Public lecture series continues on Tuesday, March 10 from 5:30 p.m. at Kauai Community College

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Indiana Drones – NTBG Featured on Vice News

Wed Feb 26, 2020

Drone work being done at the National Tropical Botanical Garden has been featured on Vice […]

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NTBG Featured in UN News

Mon Mar 23, 2020

FIRST PERSON: The ‘inseparable bond’ between Hawaiian culture and native plants NTBG’s own Mike DeMotta, […]

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Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death Found at Limahuli and Waipā on Kaua‘i’s North Side

Sat Mar 14, 2020

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON JOINT […]

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Covid-19 Corona Virus Update

Fri Mar 13, 2020

Last Updated March 28, 2020 National Tropical Botanical Garden, including our network of five gardens […]

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Cyanea kuhihewa: Rediscovering one of Hawai’i’s rarest trees

Thu Feb 27, 2020

Oceanic island systems are generally characterized by high endemicity due to their isolation, but at the same time the unique biodiversity of many islands is currently experiencing high extinction rates, primarily due to habitat reduction and pressure from invasive weeds and predators

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Breadfruit Institute

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