To enrich life through discovery, scientific research, conservation, and education

Learn and explore tropical plants with us! National Tropical Botanical Garden offers a broad range of educational programs for all ages and hosts in-person learning at all locations. Choose from in person programing, workshops and webinars, internships, professional development and more.

Fall Webinar Series

Join us virtual this fall for more fascinating behind the scenes talks with our scientists, horticulturalist, and researchers who make saving plants and people possible every day!

NTBG Programs At A Glance

Featured Resources

How well do you know your neighbors? Not the people who live next door, but the plants that live in our yards, our mountains, and along our streams and coastlines? Tropical plants are some of the most threatened in the world and as good neighbors, it’s our responsibility to get to know and introduce it to others who will care for and protect it too. Check out our featured resources below to explore the plants that make tropical ecosystems across Hawaii and Florida unique.

Hawaii Education Series


This Series provides students and families with fun and inspirational videos and activities exploring the plants, cultural resources, and people that make Hawaii special.

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Gardening with Native Plants FAQ


Have questions about gardening with tropical plants? Get answers from the experts!

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We have hundreds of plants from our gardens in our tropical plant database. Each plant can be found in one or more of our five gardens.

Know what you’re looking for? Enter its name in the search box. Just want to explore the world of tropical plants? Use our Explore feature.

Sat Mar 02, 2024 – Sat Apr 06, 2024

Beginners Photography Classes

The Kampong | 4013 S Douglas Road Miami FL 33133

Six classes: March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, and April 6. *There is flexibility […]

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Sat Mar 09, 2024 – Sat Apr 27, 2024

Creative Writing and Green Space with Danette Anderson

The Kampong | 4013 S Douglas Road Miami FL 33133

March 9, March 16, April 20, or April 27 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The […]

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Thu Mar 14, 2024 – Thu Apr 04, 2024

Florilegium Art Show 2024

3530 Papālina Road | Kalāheo, HI 96741

A florilegium (latin for “gathering flowers”) is a collection of illustrations that vibrantly document plants […]

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Sat Mar 09, 2024

Healing Meditation with Rooted in Love and Truth

The Kampong | 4013 S Douglas Road Miami FL 33133

Saturday, March 9, 2024 | 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. The Kampong Let go of grief, […]

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Wed Feb 21, 2024

As part of our Grow Aloha program, we’re celebrating the connections people have with Hawaiʻi’s […]

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CRB Detection

Wed Feb 7, 2024

At the National Tropical Botanical Garden, we are committed to the biosecurity of Hawaiʻi to […]

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NTBG Environmental Journalism Program accepting applications for 2024

Tue Jan 30, 2024

Offered on Kauai, May 12-18, 2024 The Hawaii-based National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) is accepting […]

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An Eye on Plants – Koʻokoʻolau (Bidens wailele)

Tue Sep 26, 2023

By Jon Letman, Bulletin Editor The Hawaiian flora is comprised of a remarkable variety of […]

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