Friends of Honolulu Botanical Gardens

Spring 2018 Events

Kaena Point Hike with Joyce Spoehr

Come join us on a hike to Kaena Point Natural Area Reserve.
The trail (5 miles round trip) follows the old railroad bed around the western part of Oahu.
The area is home to native plants and seabirds. It's a great spot to view whales.
Be prepared for rain, sun and mud (no flip flops or sneakers). Bring a quart of water and a snack.

Starting point: Mokuleia side, at the end of Farrington Highway parking lot, Route 930, one mile past Camp Erdman.

Saturday - February 17, 2018 at 8:30 am

Photo by:
Alexander Kufel

Lyon Arboretum with Margaret Mortz, Lyon Tour Guide

Join guide Margaret Mortz for a walking tour of our rain forest at Lyon Arboretum.
Get up close and personal with native Hawaiian plants, canoe plants, and exotic non-native introduced plants.
Plan for rain: bring rain gear, and appropriate footwear for possible muddy conditions;
wear a hat, and be prepared for mosquitos. We go, rain or shine!

Note: Please try to carpool. Parking at the arboretum is limited.

Saturday - March 10, 2018 at 9:30 am

Photo by:
Lyon Arboretum Facebook

University of Hawaii at Manoa with Dr. Richard Criley,
Emeritus Professor of Horticulture, Tropical Plant & Soil Sciences

The Manoa campus of the University of Hawaii was accredited as an arboretum by the international ArbNet
program and is also recognized as a member of Tree Campus USA. This beautiful collection of trees and shrubs
began a hundred years ago when Dr. Joseph Rock was asked by the College of Hawaii to establish a collection of
tropical and subtropical habit for educational value that would be “an asset of great interest to resident and tourist
alike.” Since then, many plants have beenadded by academics, students, staff, and visiting dignitaries.

Our tour will visit a few of the more than 5000 plants that grace the campus and touch upon their history,
uses, ethnobotany, and role in special collections. Wear comfortable shoes and sunscreen!
The tour will begin at the entrance to Sinclair Library and will last about 2 hours.

Sunday - April 08, 2018 at 8:30 am

Photo by:
Alexander Kufel

FHBG members $15, non-members $20.
Please call 537-1708 or email the Friends (friendsgardens@aol.com)
with your reservation and payment. Minimum 5 people, maximum 15.
Pre-registration is encouraged.