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NTBG earns BGCI Botanic Garden Accreditation

The National Tropical Botanical Garden has proudly received BGCI Botanic Garden Accreditation from Botanic Gardens Conservation International.

The BGCI Botanic Garden Accreditation assesses and places a high value on the unique skills, knowledge, and data in botanic gardens.

Accreditation by BGCI firmly acknowledges NTBG’s dedication to enrich life through discovery, scientific research, conservation, and education by perpetuating the survival of plants, ecosystems, and cultural knowledge of tropical regions.

Bronze Bust of NTBG President Chipper Wichman unveiled at NTBG Botanical Research Center

On Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the National Tropical Botanical Garden’s Botanical Research Center at its headquarters on Kauaʻi, a bronze bust sculpture of NTBG President Chipper Wichman was unveiled in a ceremony attended by NTBG Trustees, Fellows, staff, volunteers, supporters, and friends. The bust was commissioned and donated by NTBG Trustee Emeritus Thomas S. Kenan III and created by sculptor J. Brett Grill of JBG Sculpture of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mr.


MUST-SEE TV! This Sunday, November 24, watch CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Conor Knighton as he is immersed in breadfruit culture during a recent visit to the National Tropical Botanical Garden. In this annual holiday episode devoted to food, Conor visits NTBG's Kahanu Garden in Hana, Maui to see and experience the world's largest collection of breadfruit with 150 varieties.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

To explore and experience the practices and attitudinal foundations of mindfulness as taught in the 8-week MBSR Program.

For graduates who have completed the 8-week MBSR Program within the preceding two years.

The Kampong Curator’s Cottage
3975 South Douglas Rd
Coconut Grove, FL 33133

$15 per person. A portion of this fee benefits The Kampong of National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG).

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A "Plant Studbook" to save rare plants

Botanical and zoological institutions across the country, including NTBG, are collaborating to test zoo management approaches and tools for the conservation of rare plant species (i.e., create plant studbooks).

The Kauaʻi endemic Brighamia insignis is one of the first species these ideas are being tested out on.

Click here to learn more.

Invaluable Collaborative Research Between NTBG and FIU's International Center for Tropical Botany (ICTB) Highlighted

"Biologist Christopher Baraloto is leading the Miami Urban ReLeaf Coalition, a network of local partners mapping and monitoring trees in Miami's verdant enclaves." This recently launched initiative is a collaboration between the NTBG and FIU's ICTB and is based at the Kampong in Coconut Grove. Read the story here.




Aided by drones, NTBG discovers Hibiscadelphus woodii is perched on the edge

Flashback to 1991 as NTBG Research Biologist Ken Wood dangles from ropes, exploring uncharted territory in Kauaʻi’s Kalalau Valley. Botanists had theorized that a yet-to-be-found Hibiscadelphus species could exist in the mesic forests of northwest Kauaʻi, so when Ken saw it, he knew immediately what is was: a new-species of Hibiscadelphus!

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