Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Allerton Garden

While on Kauai we took a tour of Allerton Garden which is part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden: dedicated to preserving tropical plant diversity.

Allerton Garden has both native Hawaiian plants and other exotic tropical plants from around world.

We were just a little late for prime blooming time, but we did get to see some very interesting flowers. The plants themselves were pretty cool regardless of flowers. The size, shape, texture, and arrangement of the foliage (and flowers) were quite interesting.

There were some very novel plants that we got to experience growing in their nature climate (if not their native location) such as AerophytesEpiphytes (like orchids), and various exotic trees.  My favorite was the Baobab.

Here is some of what we got to see.

This was cool. and crazy

Tess' bosses were vacationing on the island at the same time, so we met up to tour the gardens.

Eugenio found some chicken eggs

The whole crew.  Except for......

...Aurelio.  Can you find him?

Cacao tree. Tess holding a bean pod.

Baby Baobab Tree

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