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Limahuli Garden Now Open

Limahuli Garden has reopened following more than a year of flood recovery efforts and is accepting reservations for self-guided and guided tours. The garden closed in April 2018 after historic flooding closed access to the garden and damaged infrastructure, trails, and plant collections. The garden's hours of operation remain Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 to 4:00.

National Tropical Botanical Garden names new Director of Science and Conservation

Kalāheo, Hawaiʻi  (August 9, 2019) — The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) has named Dr. Nina Rønsted as its new Director of Science and Conservation. Rønsted will oversee the Science and Conservation Department at the Juliet Rice Wichman Botanical Research Center (BRC) at NTBG’s national headquarters in Kalāheo, Hawaiʻi on the island of Kauaʻi.

Breadfruit captivates Chef Gordon Ramsay in new NatGeo Series, Uncharted

Growing in popularity, breadfruit captivates Chef Gordon Ramsay in new series

Breadfruit, the storied, traditional tropical tree crop that has nourished people across the Pacific and beyond for centuries, continues to reach new populations as it grows in popularity and demand. The most recent high-profile breadfruit devotee: Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay who shares the joys of cooking and eating breadfruit in an upcoming episode of his new National Geographic series, Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted.

Free Weekly Hula Shows

National Tropical Botanical Garden invites you to experience a traditional hula show by Kauai's award-winning Halau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leinaala every Thursday at the South Shore Visitors Center in Poipu from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Come see this traditional show highlighting the wahi pane (sacred places) of Kauai along with intriguing stories of our Hawaiian people, their connection to and dependence on plants both wild and cultivated.


National Tropical Botanical Garden invites everyone, residents and visitors alike, to a special screening of Aquaman at “Movie Nights at the Garden” on Saturday, August 24th 2019. The free screening will take place on the meadow at the South Shore Visitor’s Center at 4425 Lāwa‘i Road in Po‘ipū, across from Spouting Horn. Gates open at 5:00 PM and the movie will start shortly after sunset. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or low beach chairs for seating. Food & drinks from several local food trucks will be available for purchase.

NTBG Researchers Rediscover ‘Extinct’ Native Plant Using a Drone

Kalaheo, Hawaii (April 16, 2019) - Utilizing drone technology, researchers from the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) on Kauai rediscovered an 'extinct' plant native to Hawaii.

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