Welcome to the National Tropical Botanical Garden
The importance of plants to life on earth is immeasurable. We depend upon them for the air we breathe, for the food we eat, for shelter, and for medicine.
Ninety percent of all plant and animal species on our planet exist in the tropics -- that warm moist belt that circles the earth. And it is in these regions where the extinction rate is the highest. Species are disappearing faster than anyone knows. They cannot be replaced.
The National Tropical Botanical Garden is dedicated to preserving tropical plant diversity and stemming this tide of extinction - through plant exploration, propagation, habitat restoration, scientific research, and education. NTBG's gardens and preserves are safe havens for at-risk species that otherwise might disappear forever.
GIVING ONLINE is easy and so very appreciated! Save paper, save postage, save time...save a species.
Want to hold that wedding, ceremony, or other special gathering on the Garden Island of Kaua`i? What would be a more lovely and memorable spot that one of our Intimate Gardens or Grand Gardens on the south shore?
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The Public Review Draft of the Lāwa'i Kai Master Plan can be viewed here at lawaikai.ntbg.org