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National Tropical Botanical Garden

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3530 Papalina Road Kalaheo HI 96741 USA


Our 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.


Botanical gardens & preserves - ntbg has (5) botanical gardens and (5) preserves that are dedicated to preserving tropical plant diversity & protecting rare & endagered tropical plants from around the world. Other activities include the maintenance and upkeep of the garden's grounds and buildings.

scientific research & plant conservation - ntbg's research & conservation efforts includes tissue culturing, cloning and distribution of rare breadfruit species, propogating & maintaining living collections of rare & endangered tropical plants, collecting herbarium specimens for preservation, & collecting & housing rare seeds in special freezers to save them from extinction. We also maintain a rare book library & botanical research center.

education - ntbg provides educational tours through its gardens to educate the general public about the need to preserve tropical forests rich with native biodiversity & protect our ecosystems and the resources we rely on for our own well-being. Other educational activities include holding courses, workshops, & clinics for college professors, high school teachers, environmental journalists and school age children, and publishing educational materials. Internships are also held throughout the year.

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