Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

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Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

A Unique Tropical Nature Preserve and Sanctuary Aloha and welcome to Onomea Bay and the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden! This “Garden in a Valley on the Ocean” is located off of Highway 19 on the lush Hamakua Coast’s 4 Mile Scenic Drive, 8 1/2 miles north of Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. (click here for map, admissions and hours). The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a museum of living plants that attracts photographers, gardeners, botanists, scientists, and nature lovers from around the world. The Garden’s collection of tropical plants is international in scope. Over 2,000 species, representing more than 125 families and 750 genera, are found in this one-of-a-kind garden. The 40-acre valley is a natural greenhouse, protected from buffeting tradewinds and blessed with fertile volcanic soil. Throughout this garden valley, nature trails meander through a true tropical rainforest, crossing bubbling streams, passing several beautiful waterfalls and the exciting ocean vistas along the rugged Pacific coast. The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a 501(c) Scientific and Educational non-profit, whose mission is to serve as a nature preserve and sanctuary, a living seed bank, and a study center for trees and plants of the tropical world. The Garden is dedicated to the collection and display of the world’s tropical plants,and to the education of both children and adults about the plight of the world’s rainforests. At a time when rainforest plants are disappearing at an alarming rate, the Garden is working to preserve as many species as possible for the benefit of future generations. If you are visiting Hawaii on a cruise ship and would like to visit the Garden, we can pick you up at the pier! See your shore excursion staff or visit Tour Dispatch for more information. The Garden is a member of the APGA From here you can take a virtual tour of the gardens, find out about the history of Onomea Bay, or purchase Hawaiian Tropical Flower Bouquets at our SSL secured Online Gift Shop. Support the Garden With Paypal or Credit Card. Send Tropical Flower Bouquets Our bouquets are absolutely stunning! Packed and shipped the same day the’re cut, our tropical flowers will arrive freshly boxed and ready to arrange. Your satisfaction with Garden Flowers is 100% guaranteed. Buy the Garden Book Includes full color photographs, partial plant list, and history of Onomea Valley Become a Member All Members are admitted to the Garden free of charge for the duration of their membership term. Enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that you have contributed toward preserving a garden of rare natural beauty and supporting an educational institution for the benefit of our future generations. Your contribution is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Corporate Donations and Matching Programs with Benevity The Garden is registered with Benevity, the global leader in online workplace giving, matching, volunteering and integrated grant management solutions. Some of the world's most iconic brands rely on Benevity's award-winning solutions to power their Goodness Programs and corporate philanthropy, helping them attract, retain and engage today's workers by connecting people personally to causes that matter to them. Visit us on Facebook or click the like button below Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram.

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

From the business Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a spectacular Garden in a Valley on the Ocean – acclaimed as one of the most beautiful areas in all Hawaii. This Garden is located on the Big … Learn more about Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden , Opens a popup Specialties Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a spectacular Garden in a Valley on the Ocean – acclaimed as one of the most beautiful areas in all Hawaii. This Garden is located on the Big Island of Hawaii, 8 1/2 miles north of Hilo on the four-mile Scenic Route at Onomea Bay.The Garden displays a vast variety of palms, heliconias, gingers, bromeliads, and hundreds of other rare and exotic plants from all parts of the tropical world – presently more than 2,000 species, and the collection is always growing! This non-profit nature preserve is dedicated to providing a plant sanctuary, a living seed bank, and a study center for trees and plants of the tropical world and to preserving the incredibly beautiful natural environment of Onomea Bay for generations to come.The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a 501(c) Scientific and Educational non-profit, whose mission is to serve as a nature preserve and sanctuary. History Established in 2005. The Garden was created through the untiring efforts of one man, Dan J. Lutkenhouse, who discovered Onomea Valley in 1977 while vacationing with his wife, Pauline. Mr. Lutkenhouse purchased the 17-acre parcel for its seclusion and beauty, without knowing exactly what to do with it. Quickly abandoning ideas for a commercial venture which would destroy the natural environment, he decided instead to establish a botanical garden to preserve the valley and its beauty forever. At the time of purchase, Onomea Valley was a virtually impenetrable jungle, choked with wild invasive trees, weed and thorn thickets. Mr. Lutkenhouse sold his 40-year-old trucking business in San Francisco and moved to the island of Hawaii in order to devote himself full time to the development of the Garden.To protect the Garden site, Dan and Pauline Lutkenhouse have established a non-profit 501 (c) corporation and have taken legal steps to insure the land will never be sold or commercially developed. Report

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

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Specialties Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a spectacular Garden in a Valley on the Ocean – acclaimed as one of the most beautiful areas in all Hawaii. This Garden is located on the Big Island of Hawaii, 8 1/2 miles north of Hilo on the four-mile Scenic Route at Onomea Bay.The Garden displays a vast variety of palms, heliconias, gingers, bromeliads, and hundreds of other rare and exotic plants from all parts of the tropical world – presently more than 2,000 species, and the collection is always growing! This non-profit nature preserve is dedicated to providing a plant sanctuary, a living seed bank, and a study center for trees and plants of the tropical world and to preserving the incredibly beautiful natural environment of Onomea Bay for generations to come.The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a 501(c) Scientific and Educational non-profit, whose mission is to serve as a nature preserve and sanctuary. History Established in 2005. The Garden was created through the untiring efforts of one man, Dan J. Lutkenhouse, who discovered Onomea Valley in 1977 while vacationing with his wife, Pauline. Mr. Lutkenhouse purchased the 17-acre parcel for its seclusion and beauty, without knowing exactly what to do with it. Quickly abandoning ideas for a commercial venture which would destroy the natural environment, he decided instead to establish a botanical garden to preserve the valley and its beauty forever. At the time of purchase, Onomea Valley was a virtually impenetrable jungle, choked with wild invasive trees, weed and thorn thickets. Mr. Lutkenhouse sold his 40-year-old trucking business in San Francisco and moved to the island of Hawaii in order to devote himself full time to the development of the Garden.To protect the Garden site, Dan and Pauline Lutkenhouse have established a non-profit 501 (c) corporation and have taken legal steps to insure the land will never be sold or commercially developed.

The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden (17 acres) is a nonprofit botanical garden and nature preserve located on the 4 mile scenic route off of Route 19 at 27-717 Old Māmalahoa Highway, Pāpa’ikou, Hawaii (island), Hawaii. It is open daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. An admission fee is charged to the general public, those with a military I.D. are admitted free of charge.

The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a 501(c) Scientific and Educational non-profit, whose mission is to serve as a nature preserve and sanctuary, a living seed bank, and a study center for trees and plants of the tropical world. The Garden is dedicated to the collection and display of the world’s tropical plants,and to the education of both children and adults about the plight of the world’s rainforests. At a time when rainforest plants are disappearing at an alarming rate, the Garden is working to preserve as many species as possible for the benefit of future generations.

About halfway through the scenic drive you’ll approach the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden. Nestled in a valley and edged by the Pacific Ocean, this is a place of uncommon beauty and serenity. The Garden was established in 1978 after Dan and Pauline Lutkenhouse purchased the secluded and beautiful property in Onomea (which means ‘good feeling’) without knowing exactly what they wanted to do with it. Lutkenhouse quickly decided to establish a botanical garden, and preserve the valley and its beauty forever. After eight years of backbreaking work, clearing the wild and overgrown jungle by hand so as not to destroy or disturb the natural environment, the Gardens opened to the public in 1984.

The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden was founded by Dan Lutkenhouse, who discovered Onomea Valley in 1977 while vacationing with his wife, Pauline. He purchased the 17-acre parcel for its seclusion and beauty, and soon decided to establish a botanical garden to preserve the valley and its beauty. They done good, as this place is stunning and well worth the $15 admission price that helps keep this place running. The trails are well marked and the size of the property (which includes some stunning shore views) is very manageable inside of 1-2 hours. The path is steep entering and leaving the garden proper, but why not exercise your body in addition to exercising your senses below. I'll let me pictures do the talking from here.

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