Friends of Honolulu Botanical Gardens

Spring 2019 Tours

University of Hawaii at Manoa Plant Walk with Dr. Richard Criley

Emeritus Professor of Horticulture, Tropical Plant & Soil Sciences

April 7, Sunday, 10 am - 12 pm

Areas to be covered: Japanese Garden, East-West student center garden, McCarthy Mall, other sites on
the east side of campus, possibly including the Vine fence, BioMed building, St. John Plant Science bldg.,
Korean Studies grounds, and other interesting landscape features. Wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen.
Meet at Kennedy Theater (East-West Road plaza - parking behind the theater
and along East-West Road – no charge on Sundays.)

Members $15, Non-members $20

Photo Credit: Richard Criley

Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden

45-680 Luluku Rd, Kaneohe

May 18, Saturday, 9:30 am

Explore rainforest plants at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden with staff program specialist, Olive Vanselow,
and garden volunteer, Steve Takekawa. The tour will commence at the Visitor Center courtyard garden
which features native Hawaiian and Polynesian introduced plants. Learn about Hibiscus kokio
subsp. saintjohnianus and Pritchardia glabrata. Then wander down the hillside toward the
Pandan Wangi, Acai Palm, Panama Hat Plant, Cuachilote and the flood control lake.

Walkers should be prepared for rain showers and mosquitoes
as well as dramatic Ko’olau Mountain views.

Members $15, Non-members $20

Photo Credit: Olive Vanselow

Frankie’s Nursery

41-999 Mahiku Place, Waimanalo

June 2, Sunday, 9:30 - 11:00 am

Frankie Sekiya will conduct a tour of his orchard and his famous tropical fruit collection.
He is remarkable, knowledgeable and generous with his time, so we encourage you to ask him questions
you may have about tropical fruit. Wear walking shoes/sneakers, please. Sales of fruit and plants will be available.

Members $15, Non-members $20

Photo Credit: Bill Folmer


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