Harold L. Lyon Arboretum

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United States of America - Hawaii - Honolulu

Institution Code: HLA

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

ArbNet Accredited: Level IV

About the Harold L. Lyon Arboretum

The mission statement of the Harold L. Lyon Arboretum is to inspire and cultivate the conservation of tropical plant biodiversity, and connect it to the culture of Hawaiʻi through education and research.

Main Address:
Harold L. Lyon Arboretum
University of Hawai`i at Manoa
3860 Manoa Road
Honolulu
Hawaii 96822-1180 United States of America

Telephone: (808) 988-0456
Fax: (808) 988-0462
URL: https://manoa.hawaii.edu/lyon/
Primary Email: lyonarb@hawaii.edu

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Rakan (Zak) Zahawi, Director
    Curator's Name: Liloa Dunn, Grounds and Collections Manager
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Jesse W. Adams, Senior Research Associate
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 1
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number: 5
    Administration Staff Number: 3

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1918
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 77 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 4 Hectares
  • Total Area: 82 Hectares
    Latitude: 21.3304548
    Longitude: -157.8008789
    Annual Rainfall: 4190 mm
    Altitude: 360.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Harold L. Lyon Arboretum
  • Local Address: 3860 Manoa Road Honolulu, HI 96822
  • Locality: City: Honolulu
  • Locality: State: Hawai'i

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 82
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 45000
    Number of Volunteers: 380

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 19300
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 6200
  • Special Collections:Araceae, Arecaceae, Zingiberales, Cordyline, and Ficus. Taxa native to the Hawaiian Islands and other archipelagos across the Pacific Ocean.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: No

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: No
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: No
    Courses for School Children: No
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes