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Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden

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Glad we got to visit before Jan 31 closing.

There is a wonderful farmers market on Saturday right next to this garden. I had read the garden... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2016
Southerner
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Charleston, South Carolina
Very Informative

They have an interesting iPhone app that you can download right there that allows you to take a... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2015
Phil H
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Clearwater, Florida
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6 May 2017
“Sadly this place is closed Permanently.”
26 Mar 2017
“EXCEPT THAT YOU CAN'T GO ON A TOUR ANYMORE! SORRY”
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82-6188 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8203
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

It is a lovely place and a tribute to the positive influence of the Greenwell family on the Big Island.The reason for its closure is uncertain and no announcement has been made for a reopening.

3  Thank Gabriele S
Reviewed 27 March 2017

THEY HAD TO CLOSE IT DOWN for now. Various reasons but the building is still there and you can view some of the grounds. There is a farmers market on Sunday and Fridays with lots of parking. Come by, use the clean restrooms and take...More

1  Thank Bobb L
Reviewed 3 January 2017

There is no word on when it will re open, it is a tragic loss to the island - shut indefinitely. I hope that the locals - many of whom are wealthy Americans from the mainland who have retired here or have second homes here...More

2  Thank nothangingabout
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We came by for the farmers market and it was awesome! There were tons of vendors and we got to sample a lot of yummy foods! Had the best sno cones ever from a vendor here!!

Thank MandM620
Reviewed 7 July 2016

The Garden has a collection of nerly all of the banana varieties which were discovered and bred by the prehistoric Hawaiian farmers. There are other native (endemic, found only in Hawaii and nowhere else in the world) plants and Polynesian introduced ("canoe plants," so-called because...More

Thank MAKUAKANE1964
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We had so been looking forward to touring this garden and were crushed to see it closed. Very sad to have such a resource deteriorating and unavailable any more.

2  Thank Katherine C
Reviewed 4 February 2016

There is a wonderful farmers market on Saturday right next to this garden. I had read the garden was closing on Jan 31 and sincerely hope funding is found to keep it going. We enjoyed our walk around it along with history and plant names....More

1  Thank Southerner
Reviewed 11 January 2016

This seems to be a garden-in-progress. There are exhibits of local climate zone plants, but it's super-low key at this point with some signs still needing to be placed to make it clear to the visitor who knows zero what is what.

Thank RamblersOhio
Reviewed 27 December 2015

They have an interesting iPhone app that you can download right there that allows you to take a guided tour of the gardens. Everyone we encountered was very friendly, including the big red rooster! I learned a lot touring the gardens and listening to the...More

1  Thank Phil H
Reviewed 14 August 2015

As a gardener that studies Native plants this garden is perfect for answering all your 'what's that plant?' questions! Visitor center staff is welcoming and very happy to share information! The audio tour to compliment the walking tour really puts this garden over the top!...More

1  Thank Rebecca S
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