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« November 2014 »
NTBG at Arbor Day - Līhu‘e

Once again this year the National Tropical Botanical Garden will participate in Kaua‘i’s annual Arbor Day Plant Giveaway.

Arbor Day on Kaua‘i
Saturday, November 1, 2014
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (or until all plants are given away)
Kuku‘i Grove Shopping Center - Parking Lot behind K-Mart

Over 1,000 plants will be given away

including these natives provided by the
National Tropical Botanical Garden
alahe'e (Psydrax odorata)
koki'o ke'oke'o (Hibiscus waimeae)
wiliwili (Erythrina sandwicensis)
and also Portlandia grandiflora
as well as
Polyscias racemosa
`ōhi`a lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha)
Hawaiian `awa (Piper methysticum)
hala (Pandanus tectorius)
provided by other organizations participating in the event.

There will also be free compost available, educational giveaways, and a booth to get questions answered by plant experts, including NTBG Living Collections and Southshore Gardens staff.
Free Lecture by Renowned Artist on Stick Sculpture

Public Lecture Series on Kaua‘i Continues

“Stick Sculpture: Primitive Ways in An Accelerated World”
A public lecture by Patrick Dougherty
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 5:30 p.m.
Cafeteria, Kaua‘i Community College Campus Center
3-1901 Kaumuali‘i Highway, Līhu‘e

Award-winning artist and sculptor Patrick Dougherty will discuss creating monumental scale environmental structures made of plant material.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact Margaret Clark at (808) 332-7324 ext. 225 at least 10 days in advance.

This talk is part of the “Plants for Our Planet” lecture series, a collaboration between the National Tropical Botanical Garden and Kaua‘i Community College.

Dougherty will be an artist-in-residence at NTBG’s McBryde Garden from November 3-November 21, creating his first sculpture on Kaua‘i in this Lāwa‘i Valley garden. For information on opportunities to work on or view Mr. Dougherty’s new creation, see:
Journeys to Other Botanical Gardens topic of lecture

The Kampong Lecture Series presents

”A Year of Exploring Botanical Gardens on Three Continents”
by Dr. Chad Husby of Montgomery Botanical Center

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Reception 6:30 p.m.
Lecture 7:00 p.m.

Free to Kampong Fellows and Contributor Members
General Public - suggested $10 donation

RSVP to or (305) 442-7169
Preview & Meet the Artist Reception - Patrick Dougherty in the Garden

For three weeks in November, award-winning environmental artist and sculptor Patrick Dougherty will be an artist-in-residence at NTBG’s McBryde Garden, creating an environmental sculpture from plant materials from the garden. When this creation is completed on Friday, November 21, NTBG will hold a preview of this work and a “meet the artist” reception in the McBryde Garden.

For tickets (special price for Garden members) and more information on this event and other opportunities related to Mr. Dougherty’s time on Kaua‘i, go to:

See some samples of the more than 250 sculptures created by Patrick Dougherty
Conservation Talk - Using Traditional Philosophies in Contemporary Times

Talk Story Session in Kīlauea
presented by NTBG's Limahuli Garden and Preserve,
Common Ground Kaua‘i, and the Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance.

Kawika Winter, Director of Limahuli Garden and Preserve
of the National Tropical Botanical Garden

"Conservation Past and Present:
Applying 'Traditional Resource Management' Philosophies to
Contemporary Conservation Practices on Kauai"

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
5:30-7:30 p.m.
This free presentation will be held at:
Common Ground Kaua‘i, 4900 Kuawa Road, Kīlauea

Questions in advance? Call Kawika Winter at Limahuli Garden Office (808) 826-1668
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