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Opportunity to conserve plants: Princeville Botanical Garden

26 May 2016

Princeville Botanical Garden is a world-class botanical garden and residence located on the North Shore of the island of Kauai.  The property offers approximately 8.75 acres of expansive gardens, broad trails carved into terraced hillsides, tapered jungle valleys, flowing streams and approximately seven hundred varieties of plants.  There are numerous existing structures and additional building sites offering panoramic views of the Hanalei Mountains and Pacific Ocean. 

Previously cattle land, centuries of unrestricted plant growth had strangled out the native flora throughout this part of the Anini Stream Valley. In 2001, the current owners, Bill and Lucinda Robertson, purchased the property as a retirement home and slowly and purposefully began to bring this incredible Garden into existence. Michelangelo once wrote of his art, “In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me… I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it.” Similarly, with the Princeville Botanical Garden, something brilliant and beautiful seemed to have naturally emerged from its element with the help of Bill and Lucinda, as if it was always there.

For Bill and Lucinda, creating the garden has been an amazing 16-year journey – a beautiful and artistic expression, partnered with Mother Nature. However, the time has come for them to move on to the next chapter in their lives. They are now hoping to pass the Garden on to someone who will love and care for this private paradise as they have.The garden has been placed on the market for sale, and the full offering summary can be viewed at


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