Starting this Thursday, May 10th National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) will have free weekly hula shows every Thursday from 2–2:45 PM at the NTBG South Shore Visitors Center located at 4425 Lāwa‘i Road across the street from Spouting Horn.
Hālau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leinā’ala will preform a traditional Hula show highlighting the wahi pane, sacred places, of Kaua’i along with intriguing stories of the Hawaiian people and their connections with the gardens. Dancers will be accompanied by live Hawaiian music.
Tours of McBryde Garden and Allerton Garden depart from the South Shore Visitors Center throughout the day. Visitors can experience the hula’s connection to the land by exploring the gardens either before or after the show.
McBryde Garden is home to rare and endangered tropical plants, the largest collection of native Hawaiian flora in existence, and a Canoe Garden with traditional hale (house) and taro loi.
Allerton Garden is a paradise transformed through time by the hands of a Hawaiian Queen, a sugar plantation magnate, and most significantly by an artist and an architect. With a focus on landscape architecture Allerton showcases rooms made of plants, Hawaiian history and the massive Moreton Bay Fig trees featured in Jurassic Park.
National Tropical Botanical Garden (www.ntbg.org) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental institution with nearly 2,000 acres of gardens and preserves in Hawai‘i and Florida. The institution’s mission is to enrich life through discovery, scientific research, conservation, and education by perpetuating the survival of plants, ecosystems, and