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Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden

82-6188 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
808-323-3318
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Ranked #7 of 15 attractions in Captain Cook
Type: Gardens
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Its a nice stroll, good bathroom facilities, nice people in the shop and close to the road. but wear bug repellant!

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I agree with the reviewers that say it has potential but is currently lacking. I love the idea of it; a botanical garden highlighting the native vegetation rather than the colorful blooms. This is why I give it 4 stars. However, the paths are unclear, there are trees and shrubs lacking signs, others that have signs in front of two... More

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Peter V, Manager at Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Garden. Please know that we are always striving to improve our grounds and appreciate the feedback. Our small staff works diligently to upkeep the Garden and we also hold monthly volunteer gardening days to keep the weeds at bay. Your suggestion of an audio tour is a good one, and we... More

Rochester, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If you want to see indigenous plants and get an education about Hawaiian plants, this is the place to go. This is not your lush tropical garden with waterfalls and carefully orchestrated plantings but an hour of strolling along paths with frequent stops to read the educational signs. Be sure to grab a free handbook of the gardens, to accompany... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Great farmer's market on Saturdays. Fresh grown foods to local handmade goods. Great place to sample local foods and drinks and hang with the locals, as well as purchase some interesting gifts for friends and keepsakes.

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Peter V, Manager at Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive review of the Garden. FYI, the Farmers' Market is 9-2 on Sundays, not Saturdays. We feature locally grown produce, flowers, hand-crafted items, and specialty gifts. Come to shop and view the Garden too! More

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Informative, inspiring and entertaining tour of this wonderful garden. Jim's stories made the plants and their relationships with the Hawaiian people of the past and present come to life. If you have time, stop by and take the tour with Jim.

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Peter V, Manager at Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, responded to this review

We're so glad you appreciated your tour of the Amy Greenwell Garden. Jim, along with the rest of our staff have a passion for native Hawaiian plants and love sharing our mana'o (knowledge) with others. Please tell your friends to stop by when they visit the Big Island! More

Vancouver
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Our tour guide, Jim, led us around the garden, armed with knowledge, anecdotes, legends, and humorous stories. Wonderfully friendly and a clear love of all things botanical, the tour was leisurely and informative. We came away with an appreciation of the big island's botany and a fascinating perspective of its history.

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Peter V, Manager at Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive feedback! We're happy you enjoyed your tour with Jim. Please feel free to like us on Facebook and Google+ to keep up to date on all the latest events at the Garden. Mahalo! More

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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113 reviews 113 reviews
35 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Come by on Sunday for the great and popular Farmers Market or just stop and stroll during the week. Nice spot and great guides. THere is a cost but not bad. Plan on an hour at least and they have picnic seating there. Buy some local food at any of the local shops with local people who will be nice,... More

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Peter V, Manager at Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, responded to this review

Thanks for supporting your local botanical garden! More

Napa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This is a nice farmer's market with reassonable prices. There is music, arts and crafts and fresh island produce.

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Peter V, Manager at Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, responded to this review

The Sunday Farmers Market is a great community asset and the Amy Green Garden is happy to host it on our grounds. The next time you visit our beautiful island, please consider taking the 1 pm tour of the Garden so we can share more of Hawaii's plants and history with you. More

Canandaigua, New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
30 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I'm a botanist, so my opinion is probably a bit more enthusiastic than most people's about wandering around looking at plants. We arrived just in time for the tour, and it was fantastic. It was raining, and the garden provided free umbrellas, which we used. They also had free guides and maps you can use, but I found that the... More

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Peter V, Manager at Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, responded to this review

We love plants too! Thanks for stopping by and taking the tour. We're glad your enjoyed your visit. Please tell your friends and family to visit as well if they come to the Big Island. More

Penticton, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I went on this tour with my 23 yr old daughter and it was amazing. The gardens are not ornamental plantings brought in from all over the world for the certain types of garden clubs to enjoy. They are a collection of the remaining plants from pre European contact. These are the native plants of Hawaii that in many cases... More

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