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Garden & Preserve

5-8291 Kuhio Highway

Hanalei , HI

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Limahuli Garden has reopened! Please read this important information about tour reservations and the North Shore Shuttle before booking. 

Built on the footprint of our Hawaiian ancestors, Limahuli Garden and Preserve is located on the north shore of the island of Kaua’i in one of the most biodiverse valleys in the Hawaiian Islands. Home to dozens of endangered plants and birds found nowhere else on earth, Limahuli Garden and Preserve highlights native and culturally-significant species in an authentic Hawaiian landscape.

Limahuli Garden is a pu’uhonua (place of refuge) for an ecological system that honors the connection between nature and humanity, where indigenous traditions live in the 21st Century. At Limahuli NTBG adapts ancestral resource management practices to address contemporary conservation challenges and restore health, function, and resilience to the valley. This approach is known as biocultural conservation. By visiting or volunteering in the garden you become part of our team and part of the solution.

Register to be a Limahuli Garden volunteer.

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Limahuli Garden History

For at least 1,500 years the Limahuli Valley has been a Hawaiian place. Today, Limahuli is one of of the last easily-accessible valleys with intact archaeological complexes, native forest, pristine stream, and the presence of the descendants of the valley’s original inhabitants caring for it.

Limahuli Garden & Preserve Opening Schedule

June 9th – 12th

Open To Members & Supporters (fellows, trustees & donors)

June 16th – 30th

Open To Kauai Community

July 1st

Open To The Public

Schedule A Visit

Please contact us at (808) 826-1053 to make your reservation.

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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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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Plant Sale on April 24

Limahuli Garden and Preserve | 5-8291 Kuhio Highway

Head to Limahuli Garden and Preserve for a plant sale on April 24, 2021! The sale will feature plants Hawaiian native and canoe plants.

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Easter Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt

South Shore Visitors Center

Celebrate Easter at our South Shore Visitor Center! Our Easter Egg Hunt is back with limited capacity and COVID precautions in place.

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Thu Apr 8, 2021

NTBG Science and Conservation staff blend traditional conservation knowledge with new technology to save plant species on the brink.

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NTBG Completes IUCN Red Listing for all Kauai endemic plants

Thu Mar 25, 2021

NTBG adds 225 IUCN Red List assessments to the world’s most comprehensive online source on the conservation status of the world’s species.

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Flooding in Hawaii Damages NTBG Gardens

Thu Mar 25, 2021

On March 12, 2021, heavy rain caused flooding in Hawaii which affected all four of […]

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A Changing Climate

Fri Feb 26, 2021

A changing climate is likely to bring frequent and severe natural hazards. This video series offers an overview of challenges and solutions.

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