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Michele K. Nekota Director Designate
Jeanne C. Ishikawa, Deputy Director

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Honolulu Botanical Gardens
Community Calendar

SPRING 2014 PROGRAM

 

Guided Tours

 

Foster Botanical Garden

Monday - Saturday, 1:00 p.m. 

Admission:  $5.00 non-residents, $3.00 residents

Information/Reservations:  522-7066

  

Ho`omaluhia Botanical Garden

Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. and Sundays, 1:00 p.m.

Admission:  None

Information/Reservations:  233-7323

 

Koko Crater Botanical Garden

Group Tours 

Information/Reservations:   522-7066

 

Lili'uokalani Botanical Garden

Group Tours 

Information/Reservations:   522-7066

 

Wahiawa Botanical Garden

Group Tours

Information/Reservations:   522-7066

 

   

Programs

 

 

FOSTER BOTANICAL GARDEN

 

 

Lauhala Calendar Woven Hearts

              Weave a heart out of old calendars and lauhala..

              When:  Monday: February 10, 2014                    Time:  10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.                                                              

              Location:  Foster Botanical Garden                      Fee: $5.00 plus regular admission to the garden

              Reservations required: Ph. 522-7066   

 

 

Docent Training             

             Learn the names and interesting facts about the trees in Foster Botanical Garden.  Share your knowledge with 

             visitors and children.  Classes will be held on Tuesday afternoons, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Supply fee of $25.00

             which is reimbursed after 12 hours of volunteering.  

 

             When:  Tuesday, March 4, 2014

                           Shadowing garden tour (regular 1:00 p.m. tour)

 

                           Tuesday, March 11, 2014

                           Introduction and overview of the Honolulu Botanical Gardens

                           Winifred Singeo, Director of Honolulu Botanical Gardens

 

                          Tuesday, March 18, 2014

                          Hybrid and Species orchids

                          Scot Mitamura, Horticulturist, Honolulu Botanical Gardens

                          Randall Tajima, Plant Propagator, Honolulu Botanical Gardens

 

                          Tuesday, March 25, 2014

                          History of Foster Botanical Garden, Interpretation Tips and a Community Garden Tour

                          Joyce Spoehr, Recreation Specialist II, Honolulu Botanical Gardens

                         

                          Tuesday, April 1, 2014

                           Documentation of plants

                           Naomi Hoffman, Botanist HBG

 

                          Tuesday, April 8, 2014

                          Significant trees in the garden

                          Joshlyn Sand, Horticulturist, Honolulu Botanical Gardens

                         

                          Reservations required.  Phone:  522-7066

 

 

Botanical Printing Tea Towels

             Learn different methods to print plants and other botanicals onto a tea towel.

             When:  Monday, March 10, 2014                          Time:  10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

             Location:  Foster Botanical Garden                       Fee:  $15.00 and regular admission to the garden

             Reservation required:  Ph. 522-7066                   

 

 

Discharge T-Shirt Painting

             Remove the color on a black t-shirt to create your own design.

             When:  Monday, March 24, 2014                           Time:  10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

             Location:  Foster Botanical Garden                        Fee:  $15.00 and regular admission to the garden

          Reservation required: Ph. 522-7066 

 

The Secrets of Growing Hono Hono Orchids

             Come and learn everything about these fragant flowering plants.

             When:  Saturday, March 29,  2014                       Time:  9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

             Location:  Foster Botanical Garden                      Fee: Regular admission to the garden

             Reservation required: Ph. 522-7066

 

Botanical Sun Imprints

             Print on t-shirts using plant materials and other objects to create a design that is set in the sun.

             When:  Monday, March 31, 2014                        Time:  10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

             Location:  Foster Botanical Garden                     Fee:  $10.00 and regular admission to the garden

          Reservation required: Ph. 522-7066 

 

 

"The Beginning of a Garden"

             A living history program portraying three people who were instrumental in establishing and creating Foster Botanical

             Garden;  Dr. William Hillebrand, Elizabeth Mikahala Foster and Dr. Harold Lyon.

             When:  Sunday, April 6, 2014                               Show Times:  3:00p.m., 3:30 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.

             Location:  Foster Botanical Garden                      Fee: None

             Reservation required: Ph. 522-7066

 

Egg Decorating

             Create a Ukranian Easter egg using Pysanka method of drawing a botanical design, waxing and dying a blown egg.

             When:  Monday, April 7, 2014                             Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

             Location:  Foster Botanical Garden                      Fee: $5.00 and regular admission to the garden

             Reservation required: Ph. 522-7066          

 

 

Succelent Lei Making

            Try something new - add succulents to your lei po`o.

             When:  Monday, April 14, 2014                           Time:  10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

             Location:  Foster Botanical Garden                      Fee:  $10.00 and regular admission to the garden

             Reservation required: Ph. 522-7066     

 

 

Ti Leaf Leis

             Learn how to prepare ti leaves several ways and how to create a variety of lei and ti roses.

             When:  Monday, April 21, 2014                           Time:  10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

             Location:  Foster Botanical Garden                      Fee:  $5.00 and regular admission to the garden

             Reservation required: Ph. 522-7066    

 

 

Lei Po`o (Wili Method)

             Make a lei with flowers from your yard (Additional flowers will be provided).

             When:  Monday, April 28, 2014                            Time:  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

             Location:  Foster Botanical Garden                      Fee:  $15.00 and regular admission to the garden

             Reservation required: Ph. 522-7066     

           

 

Mother's Day Infinity Scarf

             Dye your own Infinity Scarf.

             When:  Monday, May 5, 2014                              Time:  10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

             Location:  Foster Botanical Garden                      Fee:  $15.00 and regular admission to the garden

             Reservations required: Ph. 522-7066      

 

Lauhala Bracelet

             Learn how to weave a brace  let.

             When:  Monday: May 12, 2014                            Time:  10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.                                                              

             Location:  Foster Botanical Garden                      Fee: $5.00 plus regular admission to the garden

             Reservations required: Ph. 522-7066   

 

 

Botany for Gardeners

             Join the Botanist for a look at the floral anatomy of the Fabaceae (bean/legume family).   We will use a hand-lens

             and microscope to discover three flower types-cassia, mimosa and pea within the diverse family.

             When:  Thursday, May 15, 2014                         Time:  10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

             Location:  Foster Botanical Garden                     Fee:  Regular admission to the garden

             Reservation required:  Ph. 522-7066                    Instructor:  Naomi Hoffman

 

 

Medicinal Plants Tour

             Learn about the plants and trees that were utilized as natural remedies before modern medicine.

             When:  Saturdays, February 15,                           Time:  1:00 p.m.

                           March 15, April 19, May 17 and

                           June 21, 2014                                         

             Location:  Foster Botanical Garden                      Fee: Regular admission to the garden

             Reservations required: Ph. 522-7066                   

*Garden Admission Fee is $5.00 for visitors and $3.00 for residents.*

 

                     

      

HO`OMALUHIA BOTANICAL GARDEN

 

 

Family Fishing at Ho`omaluhia Botanical Garden

               Come with your family to fish and enjoy the outdoors at Ho`omaluhia Botanical Garden.  This catch and release program

               is fun for everyone.  Recommended:  walking shoes, insect repellent, rain gear,  fishing bait (fresh white bread). 

              There is twenty (20) minute hike to the fishing area.

               When:   Saturdays and Sundays                        Time:  10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.                             

               For information/reservations:  Ph. 233-7323      Fee: None

 

Botanical Drawing and Painting Sessions - Self Directed

               Actual renderings of plants, flowers, seeds and pods from the garden.  Bring supplies:  #4 round brush, Bristol paper

               and quality watercolor set, or watercolor pencils.  Some experience in watercolor & drawing helpful. 

               When:  Wednesdays                                           Time:  9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

               Location:  Ho`omaluhia Botanical Garden         Fee: None

               Reservations required: Ph. 233-7323 

              

     

Preschool Nature Hour

               Activites include reading stories, crafts and a nature walk.  Bring a lunch and stay for a picnic.  Walking

               shoes, insect repellent and rain gear advised.  Ages 3 to 5. 

               When:  Tuesdays                                                  Time:  10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

               February 18, 2014 - Leaves

               March 18, 2014 - Sun

               April 15, 2014 - Ducks (Shoreline Walk)

               May 20, 2014 - Flowers and Bees

               June 17, 2014 - Seeds

               Location:  Ho`omaluhia Botanical Garden          Fee: None

               Reservations required: Ph. 233-7323

 

Succelent Lei Making

            Try something new - add succulents to your lei po`o.

             When:  Wednesday, April 16, 2014                     Time:  10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

             Location:  Ho`omaluhia Botanical Garden           Fee:  $10.00 

             Reservation required: Ph. 522-7066 

    

 

Plant Propagation Basics

               Class will include how to create an optimal root-initiating environment, selection and preparation of plant material,

               air layering and grafting demonstrations.

               When:   Thursday, April 17, 2014                       Time:  10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  

               Location:    Ho`omaluhia Botanical Garden       Fee:  None               

               For information/reservations:  Ph. 522-7066      Instructor: Alma Phocas

 

 

Ti Leaf Lei Making

             Learn how to prepare ti leaves several ways and how to create a variety of lei and ti roses.

             When:  Wednesday, April 23, 2014                     Time:  10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

             Location:  Ho`omaluhia Botanical Garden           Fee:  $5.00 

             Reservation required: Ph. 522-7066  

 

 

Lei Po`o (Wili Method)

             Make a lei with flowers from your yard (Additional flowers will be provided).

             When:  Wednesday, April 30, 2014                     Time:  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

             Location:  Ho`omaluhia Botanical Garden           Fee:  $15.00

             Reservation required: Ph. 522-7066    

 

 

Keiki Fishing Derby

               Keiki Fishing Derby for ages 4 to 17.  Prizes will be awarded in three age categories:  youth 4 to 7, youth 8 to 12 and 

               teens 13 to 17.  The event categories are:  1) Longest Fish over 7"  2) Most Midas Cichlids and 3)  Most unusual catch. 

               Fishing is on a catch and release basis, line in the water, no casting. 

               When:   Saturday, June 7, 2014                           Time:  10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.                             

               For information/reservations and to register:  Ph. 233-7323      Fee: None

 

 

 

WAHIAWA BOTANICAL GARDEN

 

 

Plant Propagation Basics

             Learn how to grow more of the plants you want  (groundcovers, shrubs and trees) by using the age-old techniques

             of cuttings, air-layering and grafting.

             When:  Friday, February 14, 2014                      Time:  9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

             Location:  Wahiawa Botanical Garden              Fee: None

             Reservation required: Ph. 522-7066                    Instructor:  Erin Purple

 

 

Plant Doctor

           "The doctor is in!"  Fungal attack?  Insect pest?  Nutrient deficiency?  All three at once?  Bring in fresh leaf 

             samples or a photo of your sick plant for a diagnosis.

             When:  Friday, March 14, 2014                          Time:  9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

             Location:  Wahiawa Botanical Garden              Fee: None

             Reservation required: Ph. 522-7066                    Instructor:  Erin Purple

 

 

Pupus with Alex

               Chef Alex will present a demonstration on cooking summer rolls and crab cakes.

               When:  Saturday, March 22, 2014                     Time:  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

               Location:  Wahiawa Botanical Garden              Fee: $15.00

               Reservation required: Ph. 522-7066                     

 

 

Growing Hono Hono Orchids

               Come and learn everything about these fragant flowering plants.

               When:  Thursday, March 27, 2014                      Time:  9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

               Location:  Wahiawa Botanical Garden                Fee: None

               Reservation required: Ph. 522-7066                     

 

 

Irrigation Basics

            Free yourself from hand-watering with a hose. Learn how to efficiently get the water to where your plants need it,

                with an emphasis on "micro" irrigation.

                When:  Friday, April 11, 2014                             Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

                Location:  Wahiawa Botanical Garden              Fee: None

                Reservation required: Ph. 522-7066                    Instructor:  Erin Purple

 

 

Succelent Lei Making

            Try something new - add succulents to your lei po`o.

             When:  Tuesday, April 15, 2014                           Time:  12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

             Location:  Wahiawa Botanical Garden                 Fee:  $10.00 

             Reservation required: Ph. 522-7066 

 

 

Ti Leaf Lei Making

             Learn how to prepare ti leaves several ways and how to create a variety of lei and ti roses.

             When:  Tuesday, April 22, 2014                           Time:  12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

             Location:  Wahiawa Botanical Garden                 Fee:  $5.00 

             Reservation required: Ph. 522-7066  

 

 

Lei Po`o (Wili Method)

             Make a lei with flowers from your yard (Additional flowers will be provided).

             When:  Tuesday, April 29, 2014                           Time:  12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

             Location:  Wahiawa Botanical Garden                 Fee:  $15.00

             Reservation required: Ph. 522-7066    

 

 

Basic Yard Care  NOTE:  This class has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts.

             Learn about soil types, choosing plants, mulching, watering, pruning, nutrient needs and weed control.

             When:  Friday, May 16, 2014                                 Time:  9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

             Location:  Wahiawa Botanical Garden                  Fee:  None

             Reservation required:  Ph. 522-7066                       Instructor:  Erin Purple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Make A LEI FOR

MEMORIAL

 DAY

 

Volunteer to make ti leaf leis to be placed on the graves

 of veterans for the

Mayor's Memorial Day Ceremony at the

 National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

 at Punchbowl. 

Foster Botanical Garden

Monday, May 12 & 19, 2014

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 

 

 

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2014

Pre-School Nature Hour

 

10:30 a.m.

Third Tuesday of the Month

Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden

 

January 21                   Bugs and Plants

February 18                 Leaves

March 18                      Sun

April 15                         Ducks (Shoreline Walk)

May 20                          Flowers and Bees

June 17                         Seeds

July 15                          Teddy Bear Picnic

(Bring your bear & lunch)

August 19                     Fruits

September 16              Fish (Shoreline Walk)

October 21                  Animal Faces

November 18              Garden Critters

December 16               Music and Spices from Plants

                                     

 

Activities include stories, crafts, and nature hikes.  Bring a lunch, stay for a picnic.  Walking shoes, insect repellent and rain gear advised.

Explore the Garden!

 

Telephone:  233-7323

 

 

 

 

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 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

 

Volunteers

The Honolulu Botanical Gardens have volunteer positions available and welcomes your help.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please call 522-7064 for more information.

 

 

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