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Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

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United States of America - Hawaii - Papaikou

Institution Code: HILO

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a museum of living plants that attracts photographers, gardeners, botanists, scientists, and nature lovers from around the world. The Garden's collection of tropical plants is international in scope. Over 2,000 species, representing more than 125 families and 750 genera, are found in this one-of-a-kind garden. The 40-acre valley is a natural greenhouse, protected from buffeting tradewinds and blessed with fertile volcanic soil. Some of the Garden's enormous mango and coconut palm trees are over 100 years old. Tropical plants that struggle to grow in homes and gardens across America reach gigantic proportions here.

Main Address:
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
P.O. Box 80
27-717 Old Mamalahoa Hwy
Papaikou
Hawaii 96781-0080 United States of America

Telephone: (808) 964-5233
Fax: (808) 964-1338
URL: www.hawaiigarden.com
Primary Email: htbg@ilhawaii.net

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: David Tan
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: David Tan
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 3
    Educational Staff Number: 4
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 6

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1979
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 7 Hectares
    Latitude: 19.8108600
    Longitude: -155.0959900
    Annual Rainfall: 3302 mm
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
  • Number of Visitors: 95000

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Palms, heliconias, banyan trees, orchids, bromeliads, ferns, gingers
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes