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Limahuli Garden, Kaua'i

Limahuli Garden, Sep. 2010
Limahuli is one of a kind experience for everybody interested in flora and history of Hawaiian people. Note though: this is not a flower garden, it is foremost a collection of plants endemic to these islands, or introduced by Polynesians, or even later by modern time immigrants. The work of the garden society include bringing endangered plants back to life and gives a fascinating insight into the ingenuity of Polynesians who created their flourishing cultures with such minimal resources.

The valley was populated for centuries in a farom of the ahupua`a systems of resource management within the local ecosystem. Limahuli Valley was part of the ahupua`a of Hā‘ena. The name “Limahuli” means “turning hands.” The creation of the preserve is to be credited to the vision and work of Juliet Rice Wichman, see the Garden's official web page for historic details.

c3058 Entrance
c3058 Entrance
c3060 Limahuli Garden
c3060 Limahuli Garden
c3064 Start of the path
c3064 Start of the path
c3066
c3066
P096 Ki
P096 Ki
P0097 Taro
P0097 Taro
P0106 Awapuhi
P0106 Awapuhi
c3074 Hibiscus
c3074 Hibiscus
c3077 Hibiscus
c3077 Hibiscus
c3078 Hibiscus
c3078 Hibiscus
c3079 Hibiscus
c3079 Hibiscus
c3080 Hibiscus
c3080 Hibiscus
P0114
P0114
P0115
P0115
c3082
c3082
c3083 Poinciana
c3083 Poinciana
c3086 Bird of Paradise
c3086 Bird of Paradise
c3104
c3104
c3107
c3107
c3110 Loulu, Kauai Palm
c3110 Loulu, Kauai Palm
P0145 Loulu
P0145 Loulu
c3113 Loulu fruits
c3113 Loulu fruits
P0154 Pest Control
P0154 Pest Control
c3121
c3121
P0163 Autograph plant
P0163 "Autograph plant"
c3126
c3126
c3128
c3128
c3129
c3129
c3130
c3130
P0173
P0173
c3135 Highest point of the walk
c3135 Highest point of the walk
c3137 Path down
c3137 Path down
P0185 Limahuli Valley
P0185 Limahuli Valley
c3142 Cook Pine
c3142 Cook Pine
c3143 Explaining ahupua'a system
c3143 Explaining ahupua'a system
c3144 Like a dream...
c3144 Like a dream...
P0186 Visitors center on the right
P0186 Visitors center on the right
P0188 Limahuli Valley overlook
P0188 Limahuli Valley overlook
P0191
P0191
c3153 Plumeria
c3153 Plumeria
P0196 Loulu
P0196 Loulu
c3155 Ki in its colorful splendor
c3155 Ki in its colorful splendor
c3156 Bird of Paradise
c3156 Bird of Paradise
c3157
c3157
P0201
P0201