Kaua‘i community invited to celebrate ‘Āina Day at National Tropical Botanical Garden
The National Tropical Botanical Garden will be giving away small ‘ōhi‘a trees as part of its ‘Āina Day festivities that will take place on April 22 at its South Shore Visitors Center in Po‘ipū, across from Spouting Horn Park.
In collaboration with the Kaua‘i Invasive Species Committee and other partners, the botanical garden will host a variety of cultural demonstrations and educational activities for Earth Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be free tours of the McBryde Garden, home to the largest ex-situ collection of native Hawaiian flora in existence.
Tours of the garden are free for kama‘aina and NTBG members (by reservation).
Families in attendance will be given one ‘ōhi‘a tree while supplies last. The ‘ōhi‘a is a native Hawaiian tree that is invaluable to Hawai‘i’s ecosystems and culture. The tree is currently under threat from a fungus called Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death.
Learn more about ‘Āina Day, here.