National Tropical Botanical Garden has been declared the Best Public Garden by Sunset magazine, the premier guide to living in the West. NTBG’s Kaua`i gardens are one of 30 winners of the first-ever Sunset Travel Awards, which honor the West’s top destinations in lodging, dining, cultural tourism, outdoor adventure, environmental stewardship, and more. Limahuli Garden and McBryde Garden, along with all the winners of the 2015 Sunset Travel Awards, are currently featured in the June issue of Sunset magazine and on Sunset.com, reaching six million consumers per month. A full list of winners can be found online at www.sunset.com/travelawards.
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About National Tropical Botanical Garden National Tropical Botanical Garden (www.ntbg.org) is a non-profit institution dedicated to plant discovery, research, conservation, and education. NTBG has nearly 2,000 acres in five gardens and five preserves, primarily in the Hawaiian Islands. McBryde Garden is NTBG’s flagship garden, located on the South Shore of Kaua`i. Plants from all over the tropical world are protected here and include the largest collection of Hawaiian native species with an emphasis on rare and endangered. Limahuli Garden is on the North Shore of Kaua`i. Ancient taro terraces, native species, and Polynesian-introduced plants can be found here, backdropped by a protected preserve. Both breathtaking gardens offer public tours. See ntbg.org/tours.
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Top – NTBG’s McBryde Garden, Lawai Valley – One of McBryde’s most popular features is the Biodiversity Trail, particularly the moss and mist tunnel which steps back to 400 million years ago in plant evolution.
Bottom – NTBG’s Limahuli Garden, Haena – The panorama of ancient taro terraces, a traditional hale, and Mt. Makana inspires visitors as they first enter the garden.