National Tropical Botanical Garden - Seed Bank & Laboratory

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United States of America - Hawaii - Kalaheo

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the National Tropical Botanical Garden - Seed Bank & Laboratory

The mission of the National Tropical Botanical Garden is to enrich life through discovery, scientific research, conservation, and education by perpetuating the survival of plants, ecosystems, and cultural knowledge of tropical regions.

The institution has four gardens and three preserves in the tropics (Hawaiian Islands) and a garden in the sub-tropical area of South Florida.

Main Address:
National Tropical Botanical Garden - Seed Bank & Laboratory
National Headquarters
3530 Papalina Road
Hawaii 96741 United States of America

Telephone: (808) 332-7324
Fax: (808) 332-9765
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Janet Mayfield
    Curator's Name: Dustin Wolkis, Seed Bank Curator and Laboratory Manager
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Kevin Houck, Plant Records Manager

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Gene/Seed Bank
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 21.9091200
    Longitude: -159.5116330
    Annual Rainfall: 538 mm
    Altitude: 213.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Seed Bank: Yes

Plant Collections

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Public Lectures/Talks: Yes