Lyon Arboretum & Botanical Garden

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United States of America - Hawaii - Honolulu

Institution Code: HLA

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

ArbNet Accredited: Level IV

Main Address:
Lyon Arboretum & Botanical Garden
University of Hawai`i-Manoa
3860 Manoa Road
Honolulu
Hawaii 96822-1180 United States of America

Telephone: (808) 988-0456
Fax: (808) 988-0462
URL: www.hawaii.edu/lyonarboretum/
Primary Email: lyonarb@hawaii.edu

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Rakan (Zak) Zahawi, Director
    Curator's Name: Karen E. Shigematsu
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Karen E. Shigematsu
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 2
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number: 7
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1918
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 78 Hectares
    Latitude: 21.3304548
    Longitude: -157.8008789
    Annual Rainfall: 4190 mm
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 78
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
  • Number of Visitors: 45000
    Number of Volunteers: 380

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 11000
  • Special Collections:Araceae, Arecaceae, Costaceae, Marantaceae, Zingiberaceae, Cordyline, Ficus, Heliconia. Hawaiian and Pacific Oceanic island species. Coloured slide collection.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Restoration Ecology: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes