Science & Conservation

NTBG’s herbarium, library, living collections, and seed bank are indispensable to our research and conservation programs.

The collections and their associated data are well documented and used to understand the tropical flora of Hawaii and the Pacific, and how we can best take care of our natural resources in the future.

Associated data of the collections provide information about the plants distribution, requirements, and how they and their habitats are reacting and adapting to changing environment.

Our seed bank and living collections nursery help safeguard and propagate rare and endangered plants that can be returned into their natural habitats as part of our restoration work.

Our Collections

To learn more about our collections browse these pages. Some of our underlying databases are public. Access to the herbarium and library collections in the Juliet Rice Wichman Botanical Research Center for scientific or education purposes can be arranged. See contact information under each collection.

Public tours of NTBGs five gardens can be booked online. The Behind the Scenes tour, South Shore Kauai includes the nursery and botanical research center.

Our Areas of Focus

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