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Honolulu Botanical Gardens

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United States of America - Hawaii - Honolulu

Institution Code: HFG

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Honolulu Botanical Gardens

Five individual gardens comprise the Honolulu Botanical Gardens System. All gardens are located on O`ahu:
-Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
-Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden - Kaneohe, HI
-Koko Crater Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI (Ka Iwi Coast)
-Liliʻuokalani Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
-Wahiawa Botanical Garden - Wahiawa, HI

Main Address:
Honolulu Botanical Gardens
50 N. Vineyard Boulevard
Hawaii 96817 United States of America

Telephone: (808) 522 7060
Fax: (808) 522 7050
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Joshlyn D. Sand
    Curator's Name: Talia Portner, Horticulturist
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Naomi Hoffman, Botanist
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 28
    Educational Staff Number: 4
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 3

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Network
  • Status
  • Status: Municipal: Yes
  • Date founded: 1930
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 200 Hectares
    Latitude: 21.3149989
    Longitude: -157.8580477
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: HBG is comprised of 5 separate gardens located at different locations on the island of O`ahu. See Introduction Text.

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 412000
    Number of Volunteers: 150

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 9198
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 5075
  • Special Collections:Araceae, Arecaceae, Cycadaceae, Heliconiaceae, Marantaceae, Orchidaceae, Zamiaceae, Zingiberaceae, Anthurium (67 spp., 80 taxa), Erythrina (68 spp., 130 taxa), Pritchardia (34 spp., 39 taxa).
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: No
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: No
    Conservation - Biology: No
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: No
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: No
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: No
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes