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Limahuli Garden of the National Tropical Botanical Garden | Haena, HI

National Tropical Botanical Garden | By ntbg
5-8291 Kuhio Hwy, Haena, HI 96714
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How Much

$0 - $15

Who

All ages

When

Check the description for time information.

Contact Info

808.826.1053 Visit Website Buy Tickets

Description

Limahuli Garden is set in a verdant tropical valley on the north shore of the Hawaiian Island of Kauai. The Garden is backdropped by the majestic Makana Mountain and overlooks the Pacific Ocean. In Hawaiian, the name Limahuli means 'turning hands', which recognizes the ancient Hawaiians who built agricultural terraces out of lava rock and planted cultivars of kalo (taro), an important cultural food crop. Limahuli Garden was selected by the American Horticultural Society as the best natural botanical garden in the United States, having demonstrated the best sound environmental practices of water, soil, and rare plant conservation in an overall garden design.

These and other plants that were significant to the early inhabitants, as well as native species, make up the Garden's collections. The property includes a plantation-era garden, as well as invasive species that were introduced by modern man. Limahuli Stream, one of the last pristine waterways left in the Islands, provides a habitat for indigenous aquatic life.

Self-guided tours are offered five days a week. No reservations.

Days, times, and other details at: http://ntbg.org/gardens/limahuli-tours.php

Guided tours are offered five days a week. Reservations required. This tour is limited to ages 10 and above; separate fee structure.

Days, times, and other details and booking page at: http://ntbg.org/gardens/limahuli-tours.php

lghaena@ntbg.org

Limahuli Garden is one of five gardens of the nonprofit National Tropical Botanical Garden.