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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

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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

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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.

Wed Jan 11, 2023

Keoki’s Mālama ʻĀina Talk with Mike DeMotta

Join us at Keoki’s Paradise for a presentation on loulu palms with NTBG Curator Mike DeMotta

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Mon Dec 12, 2022

Flashback Miami Lecture Series

The Kampong | 4013 Douglas Rd, Miami, FL 33133

Explore the rich history of plant conservation in-and-around The Kampong through our historical lecture series.

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Tue Nov 15, 2022

Holiday Aloha Market

4425 Lawai Rd | Across from Spouting Horn Park

Don’t miss our Holiday Aloha Market on December 1, 2022! Hand select unique, locally made gifts for your loved ones this holiday season.

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Sun Oct 23, 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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NTBG President Charles R. “Chipper” Wichman Retires

Sat Dec 31, 2022

Concluding a nearly half-century career with the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG), Charles R. “Chipper” Wichman, the organization’s president and former chief executive officer, is retiring at the end of 2022

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Flora of Samoa Available for Purchase

Fri Dec 16, 2022

W. Arthur Whistler’s Flora of Somoa: Flowering Plants is now available for purchase.

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Plant Conservation Wins of 2022

Wed Nov 23, 2022

As we enter the final weeks of 2022, it’s important to take stock of our plant conservation wins. Here’s what we accomplished with your help!

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