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Kaua‘i Conservation Expo

By Halli Holmgren Halli Holmgren is seen here with Heather Abbey Tonneson, refuge manager for the Kaua‘i National Wildlife Refuge Complex, during the Kaua‘i Conservation Expo at McBryde Gardens, Lawa‘i. The National Tropical Botanical Garden in Lawa‘i, in partnership with the Kaua‘i Conservation Alliance, hosted the Kaua‘i Conservation Expo Sept. 7. The event, [...]

By | October 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Turning Over A New leaf: Native Plant Discovery in Hawai‘i

Turning over a new leaf: Native plant discovery in Hawai‘i Hawai‘i’s State Botanist takes audience on a botanical journey Join Hawai‘i’s State Botanist Dr. Maggie Sporck-Koehler on Tuesday, October 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at the KCC Campus Center in Puhi as she takes her audience on a botanical journey of plant discovery on [...]

By | October 4th, 2016|0 Comments

The Holokū, Fit for a Queen

By Helen Wong Smith Kaua‘i residents pose with their holokū at Historic County Building in Līhu‘e. From left to right, Pua Rossi-Fukino, Polei Palmeira, Donna Stewart, Saebrie Pegeder, Barbara Green, Helen Wong Smith and Victoria Lam. The elegant Hawaiian holokū dress became popular among Hawaiian royalty in the 19th century. Inspired by the [...]

By | October 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Kaua‘i’s Conservation Efforts Continue to Shine

By Ruby Pap Kupu Conservation Intern Susan Deans is seen here in Hanakāpī‘ai Valley, Nāpali Coast. Photo by Seana Walsh/NTBG This month, the world’s largest environmental and nature conservation event is being held in Honolulu. The selection of Hawai‘i as host for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s World Conservation Congress [...]

By | September 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Why Some Seeds Sleep and Others Don’t, Part of the NTBG-KCC Lecture Series

Why Some Seeds Sleep and Others Don’t Free Talk on May 24 at KCC “The Nature of Seeds: Why Some Seeds Sleep and Other Curious Questions” is the title of a free public lecture by Dr. Carol Baskin on Tuesday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at the KCC Campus Center in Puhi. The fifth [...]

By | May 12th, 2016|0 Comments

NTBG’s Breadfruit Director Nationally Recognized Dr. Diane Ragone to receive The Garden Club of America’s Medal of Honor

The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) is pleased to announce that The Garden Club of America (GCA) has named Dr. Diane Ragone, Director of NTBG’s Breadfruit Institute, as the recipient of its 2016 Medal of Honor. The medal, which is given for outstanding service to horticulture, will be presented in a ceremony at GCA’s annual meeting in Minneapolis on [...]

By | May 11th, 2016|0 Comments

For Kauai Calendar Events

Calendar Events for May 2016 See all of these events and more on the For Kauai Calendar  May 6-July 10, 9:30am-3:30 pm Nature Connects: Art with Lego Bricks in McBryde Garden Using 370,000 individual LEGO® bricks, the renowned artist and children’s author Sean Kenney has created 14 enchanting, nature-inspired sculptures. Self guided tour. $30/15. Info [...]

By | April 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Rare Book Tour

The Kaua‘i Historical Society will hold a unique Rare Book Tour tomorrow; a behind the scenes private expedition through four locations where some of the rarest books about Hawai‘i have been collected and preserved through many decades. Starting at the Kaua‘i Historical Society in the Historic County Building in Lihu‘e, attendees will walk to the [...]

By | April 19th, 2016|0 Comments

“Zanthoxylum: What’s in a (plant’s) Name?” Free Public Lecture

Exploring the roots of plant names Free Talk on April 12 at KCC “Zanthoxylum: What’s in a (plant’s) name?” is the title of a free public lecture on Tuesday, April 12 from 5:30 p.m. In this fourth offering of the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) and Kaua‘i Community College (KCC)’s ‘What in the World’ public series, Puanani Anderson-Fung [...]

By | April 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

NTBG to Open Free Art Exhibition in March, Paintings and Poetry by Geraldine King Tam and Reuben Tam

National Tropical Botanical Garden has announced the opening of a free art exhibition on March 28 entitled “A Rainbow Came Down.” The two-month exhibition will feature the works of renowned artists Geraldine King Tam and Reuben Tam and be open to the public most weekdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m., as well as during two special Saturday showings on April [...]

By | March 18th, 2016|0 Comments