2020 Grow Hawaiian Festival

Saturday, Feb. 29th | 9.00am - 2.30pm

Pictures from past events taken by Craig Elevitch

Watch this awesome video of the 2020 Grow Hawaiian Festival and Grand Reopening

Mahalo nui loa to Big Island Television, Randy Quander who captured the day and Denise Lindsey for narrating this wonderful video. Also, a big Mahalo to everyone who came out and celebrated with us this very special day. We are looking forward to many more to come. Your Friends.

Here is another video from the opening of the Garden. Performed by Maile Melrose.

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The annual Grow Hawaiian Festival at Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden is put on for lovers of plants, natural history, and Hawaiian culture.  This is one place where you can meet master gardeners, Hawaiian herbal practitioners, professional horticulturists, taro farmers, weavers, botanists and entomologists, and a host of others whose lives revolve in one way or another around the natural and cultural history of Hawai’i.   All these plant people and more will be on hand giving demonstrations, providing hands-on activities, and answering questions at this free event.


The event is special in many ways this year.   The Garden has been closed to the public for four years, and the annual event has not been held since February, 2015.  The Friends of the Garden recently succeeded in purchasing the Garden from Bishop Museum, and this event marks the first public event under the new ownership.  It also marks the first event that will be produced cooperatively by the Friends and Bishop Museum, and the Grand Re-Opening of the Garden.


The Friends are looking forward to seeing you at the Garden!