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What’s Blooming? Phenakospermum guyannense

Phenakospermum guyannense, the Big Palulu or South American Traveler’s Tree was planted about 23 years ago here at HTBG. This month it has finally bloomed!  

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David Tan named as Executive Director for Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

President Pauline Lutkenhouse and the Board of Directors of Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden have unanimously selected David Tan to serve as the Garden’s Executive Director, effective June 4, 2013. David has a degree in Mass Communications from Emerson College in … Continue reading

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Garden Improvements

Although we lost the Garden’s Visionary Founder,  Dan Lutkenhouse in 2007, his work ethic and high standards continue to be upheld.  Led by Co-founder and wife Pauline Lutkenhouse, efforts to maintain and improve all facets of the Garden continue apace. … Continue reading

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Curtis J. Malia Member of the HTBG Board

The Board of Directors of Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden has recently elected Curtis J. Malia to serve as a Member of the Board. Curtis’s election to our Board is particularly poignant to our Directors. Officers and Staff because he is … Continue reading

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The Garden Receives Award of Excellence from Scenic Hawaii’s 2012 Betty Crocker Landscape Awards

The Garden has received an “Award of Excellence” from Scenic Hawaii’s 2012 Betty Crocker Landscape Awards. Many Thanks to the folks at Scenic Hawaii, Inc. for the recognition and also for all that they do in promoting and carrying out … Continue reading

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What’s Blooming? Heliconia colgantea

This Fantastic Pendant Heliconia, Heliconia colgantea R.R. Sm. ex G.S. Daniels & F.G. Stiles, blooms late in the year, November and December. This year it has been more prolific than ever, producing plenty bright pink bracts and setting plenty of … Continue reading

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The Garden Goes Solar

Paul Lucas and Garden Co-Founder Pauline Lutkenhouse after the installation of our solar power system. The Garden is pleased to announce that we have recently installed a photovoltaic system for our Visitor’s Center. Our 60 solar panels will generate about … Continue reading

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What’s Blooming? Darwin’s Orchid, Angraecum sesquipedae

  Angraecum sesquipedale Darwin’s Orchid Blooming Today at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is Angraecum sesquipedale.  Its called Darwin’s Orchid because naturalist Charles Darwin predicted that because of its long spurs the flower must be pollinated by an undiscovered moth with … Continue reading

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Direct Flights to Hilo starting in June

For quite some time there has been no direct service between Hilo and the Mainland. That is set to change on June 9th, 2011 when UAL’s Continental Airlines will begin service between Hilo and both Los Angeles and San Francisco. … Continue reading

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Platycerium wandae

Click for Full Screen Platycerium wandae This enormous fern is endemic to New Guinea. The Garden’s specimen has reached a height of over 6 feet.

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