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Friends of Honolulu Botanical Gardens

Education Program 2014

Sunday, Sept. 28:

9 am: Frankie’s Nursery. 41-999 Mahiku Pl, Waimanalo

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

Sales of fruit and plants will be available.

10:30 am: Ti’s Unlimited. 41-978-K Waikupahaha St., Waimanalo.


Explore this extraordinary ti collection (and lots of other wonderful plants, such as water lilies, palms, tropicals and more) at this lovely garden, whose ti collection includes dwarfs and his own (and others’) hybrids and crosses. Learn about proper care, feeding, propagation and hybridizing of ti. Meet at the gate right after the tour at Frankie’s Nursery. Ti cuttings available for sale; other cuttings/root divisions also.


October 11, Saturday, 9 am: Fantastic Gardens Hawaii
41-720 Kaulukanu Place, Waimanalo

Enjoy a guided tour by the owner of this nursery that specializes in bromeliads. The nursery gate is on Kaulukanu Street, just before Kaulukanu Place. There is parking inside. Not only do they grow bromeliads, but also grow different food crops: white pineapple, heart of palm, citrus, herbs, etc. Selected nursery stock will be for sale after the tour. Wear comfortable walking shoes; bring a bag or box for your purchases.


November 1, Saturday, 9 am: Waimea Valley
59-864 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa

Learn about native plants, archeology and the many special plant collections found here. Enjoy a guided tour by David Orr, Botanical Collections Specialist, and be prepared to visit their monthly plant sale, held on this first Saturday of the month. Feel free to enjoy the park, and perhaps bring a picnic lunch - there is a food concession available. Wear good walking shoes; the pathways are paved. (There is an Waimea Valley admission fee for this tour in addition to the FHBG tour fee. The price for local ID holders is $10, but that gets reduced to $8 if there are ten or more people in a group. The admission fee would be paid right at the ticket booth when you start. Please make sure you bring a picture ID.)


January 10, Saturday, 8:30 am ­ 12:30 pm: Kaena Point Hike

Come join us on a hike to Kaena Point Natural Area Reserve. The trail (5 miles round trip) follows the old railroad bed and former dirt road 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

Hike leader: Joyce Spoehr


February 7, Saturday, 9 am: Hui Ku Maoli Ola with Rick Barboza
46-403 Haiku Road, Kaneohe

What originally started as a backyard hobby in 1992 has blossomed into a thriving business, supplying Hawaiian plants to State and Federal agencies, private and commercial landscapers, hotels, resorts and retailers. The nursery offers well over 100 different species of native Hawaiian plants from all corners of the Hawaiian Islands. Numerous plant species introduced by the early Polynesian settlers are also available Jan. 10 hike, all of which have substantial significance in Hawaiian cultural practices.

Wear appropriate Kaneohe-in-February clothing: umbrella, raincoat, and yard shoes. Nursery stock will be available for sale after the tour.


TO REGISTER: Please call (537-1708) or email the Friends (friendsgardens@aol.com) with your reservation and payment. FHBG members $15, non-members $20.

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