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Historic Tour of McBryde Garden and Talk Story Hosted by National Tropical Botanical Garden

On Tuesday July 26 at 5:00pm, the National Tropical Botanical Garden welcomes visitors and the community into the McBryde Garden for a free historic tour that begins with a scenic drive down the former path of the railroad and continues deep into the Lawai Valley. Along the way you'll learn about the valley's rich history and how it gave rise to NTBG and its premier gardens: McBryde Garden and Allerton Garden.

Then join us for a short walk and a talk story session about the valley's storied past that includes Hawaiian royalty, the transformation of the place and people during the plantation era, and, in a tribute to the valley's legacy and first arriving Polynesians, an introduction to the new Canoe Plant Garden with is stunning hale (thatched roof house), star compass and taro lo'i.

Space is limited. Reservations are strongly recommended for this exclusive opportunity. Please call 808-742-2623.


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Activity details at a glance

Date: Tuesday, July 26th, 2022
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Admission: Free, advance reservations requested

Contact: (808) 742-2623

National Tropical Botanical Garden
Southshore Visitors Center
4425 Lāwai Road

Driving Directions:
  1. Take Poipū Road to traffic circle (Fire Station on right)
  2. Follow traffic circle approximately 3/4-way around and turn right onto Lāwai Road
  3. Drive 1.7 miles to Southshore Visitors Center (located on right)
  4. Turn right into driveway (look for sign that says National Tropical Botanical Garden)

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