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Now and Forever! Help the Friends purchase the Garden!

As many of you know, The Friends' immediate goal is to raise funds necessary that enable us to purchase the garden. While we are constantly (and very successfully) working on grants, we also want to give YOU the opportunity to contribute to this specific and very special purpose. Please follow the link below to our purchase specific donation form. Mahalo nui loa!


It is now easier than ever before to become an active supporter of the Friends. You can sign up for a one year membership right here or donate to the Friends here. Online, for your convenience.

Mahalo nui loa for your support.


In January of 2016, the Bishop Museum, who has owned and operated the Garden since its inception in 1974, announced itʻs plans to divest itself of the Garden properties. Less than a month later the Garden was closed to the public for the first time in 35 years. Almost immediately, concerned members of the community gathered to discuss what could be done. From a series of meetings emerged the Friends of the Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden. By providing bridge support between concerned community members, the Bishop Museum, government and non-government agencies, and the Garden itself, the Friends goal is to support the Gardenʻs long term operations to continue the vision and legacy of Amy B.H. Greenwell.

The Friends of Amy B.H. Greenwell Garden is not affiliated in any way with Bishop Museum


Do you want to get involved?

Come and join our dedicated volunteers every Saturday morning from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm for garden work and having fun.


Stay tuned on Garden Events

Check out our new, public calendar for events at the Garden and never miss an opportunity to help. You can even integrate this calendar into your own.


This is the new website of the Friends of Amy B. H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden.

Are you looking for the old website? It is still online and can be found here. (It will be offline after November 2018)