2016 was a most exciting and dynamic year for National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG). You're invited to read our latest annual report and learn about our five garden locations in Hawai‘i and Florida as well as the preserves we manage and programs we operate.
From science, conservation, discovery, and education, to our stunning tropical living collections, our public outreach efforts, and critical work collecting rare and endangered plants and preserving plant DNA, NTBG continues to be a leader in tropical botany, rough terrain field exploration, scientific research, and education related to plant sciences.
Within this Annual Report you will also find the names of our many dedicated supporters and partners, from our deeply committed Board of Trustees, Council of Fellows and members to our generous donors and volunteers who all play a vital role in helping us fulfill our mission. This report also shares key financial data that reflects our organization’s fiscal activities and assets as well as updates on the Garden’s many activities, initiatives, and partnerships.
At National Tropical Botanical Garden we are wholly committed to saving plants whether it’s exploring steep cliffs, botanizing in rugged valleys, or collecting seeds in the forests of remote Pacific islands. NTBG also places great value on our partnerships, collaborations, and relationships with other like-minded organizations and the communities in which we live and work. In these pages you will find a summary of the educational workshops and classes, public tours and other activities we offer in our five gardens. Saving plants is at the very core of our mission and each of us recognizes the central role that plants play in our world. We recognize that no matter who we are or where we call home, each of us, like all other living creatures on Earth, needs plants. As a non-profit organization and the first and only botanical garden to have been chartered by the United States Congress, we rely on your enthusiastic support for helping us continue to save plants. With heartfelt appreciation, we offer you our gratitude.