Swashbuckling pirates and mysterious mermaids take to the screen during National Tropical Botanical Garden’s encore of Movie Night in McBryde Garden on Sunday, September 6, 2015. The public is invited to a showing of the blockbuster adventure “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” and to tour the filming locations in Allerton Garden that were featured in the movie.
In the fourth installment of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series, attendees will recognize several locations and some of the garden’s most famous plants, including Moreton Bay fig trees, used in the filming of scenes such as the mermaid’s capture and more. Meet a “real-life” mermaid before the show and see areas of the garden not featured on standard tours.
Guests will be shuttled into the gardens from the South Shore Visitors Center on Lāwa‘i Road in Po‘ipū, across from Spouting Horn, from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis. The film will begin at sundown, approximately 7:00 p.m., with shuttles back to the Visitors Center at 9:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or compact beach/camping chairs. Food, drinks, and movie snacks will be available for purchase.
The event, to be held during Labor Day weekend on the evening ofSunday, September 6 is the perfect opportunity to cap off an exciting summer in the South Shore Gardens and on Kaua‘i. “We are so excited to have the big screen back in the garden after the amazing success of the first family-friendly Movie Night in McBryde Garden” said South Shore Gardens Director Andy Jasper. “It is so exciting to be able to show off areas of the garden that are not usually seen and give visitors such a fun introduction to NTBG and our beautiful gardens,” he continued.
The Garden is asking for a suggested donation of $10 for entry, which will help fund research, conservation, and public education programs at NTBG. Information on the event can be found on NTBG’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/saveplants or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Tropical Botanical Garden (www.ntbg.org) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental institution with the mission is to enrich life through discovery, scientific research, conservation, and education by perpetuating the survival of plants, ecosystems, and cultural knowledge of tropical regions. NTBG is supported primarily through donations and grants.