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  Kauai
From: "hanson, skip" <shanson at emc.com> on 2004.09.30 at 10:11:23(12229)
Title: Message

All,
Hello. I am
going to be in Kauai at the end of October. Is there any nursery or garden
I
should not
miss ?

Thanks,
Skip

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From: Rosalind Gold <rozgold at pacbell.net> on 2004.09.30 at 15:04:58(12231)
Skip:

First, just to let you know I'm extremely jealous - I've been to Kauai twice, but would love to go back many times.

You should look into the three different sites of the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Kauai. One is a garden with a fair amount of landscaping and some formal elements - the Allerton Garden - I really enjoyed my visit there.

There is also the McBryde Garden, which I understand is more of a research facility, and the Limahuli Garden, which is a large preserve. When I visited Kauai several years ago, I had trouble getting information about how to actually tour McBryde and Limahuli, but the NTBG's website seems to suggest that you now make reservation online:

http://ntbg.org/location.html

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From: MossyTrail at cs.com on 2004.10.02 at 01:15:15(12233)
"hanson, skip" wrote:

>All,
> Hello. I am going to be in Kauai at the end of October. Is there any
>nursery or garden I
> should not miss ?
>
Well, this isn't a nursery or garden, but Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge is the most important taro-growing region in Hawaii. Taro fields extending off to the horizon may not be everyone's cup of tea, but you've got to admit, that's a lot of aroids! The road gets steep after Princeville, but in good weather it shouldn't be a problem; there is a parking area at the bottom of the hill, by a bridge. Stay on the road; to go into the fields is considered trespassing, and is ticketable.

Jason Hernandez

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