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As of Monday, September 28, 2009
Urban Garden Center:
This month's "Second Saturday at the Garden," Sept. 13, focuses on getting to know the softer side of your garden by testing the soil first. Learn about the squeeze test, the worm test, the pH test, and the percolation test. Step-by-step garden building from the ground up. While there, check the progress of the herb garden renovation. Call 453-6050 for class hours.
Foster Botanical Garden:
1 p.m. Monday through Saturday. General admission $5, $3 for residents with ID, $1 for children age 6 to 12, free for children under age 12. Call 522-7066.
Halawa Xeriscape Garden: Free admission to garden of dry-land plants at Halawa Industrial Park 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Call 748-5041.
Heeia State Park: 247-3156. Seeking volunteers to help with restoration of Ke Alohi Point every first and third Saturday of the month and clean up Heeia Stream every fourth Saturday of the month, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden: Learn about rain forest plants, 10 a.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays. Bring walking shoes, bug repellent, rain gear and picnic food. Also, "catch and release" tilapia on family fishing days, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., first weekend of every month. Free. Reservations required. Call 233-7323.
Koko Crater Botanical Garden: Guided group tours of the 220-acre xerophytic garden of cactuses and more. Self-guided 1-1/2 hour walk also available. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Free. Call 522-7060.
Lyon Arboretum: Guided garden tours 10 to 11:30 a.m. weekdays, except state and federal holidays. Visitors will be guided through the lush tropical forest. Reservations required. Call 988-0461.
Liliuokalani Botanical Garden: See Nuuanu Stream, waterfalls and native Hawaiian plants, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Free. Call 522-7060.
Urban Garden Center: Open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, self-guided tours. Entrance via Home Depot parking, 955 Kamehameha Highway, Pearl City. Call 453-6050.
Wahiawa Botanical Garden: 1396 California Ave., open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with self-guided tours. Free admission. Call 621-7321. Self-directed botanical drawing 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Call Brian Koren at 621-5463.
Waikiki Community Center: "Gardening for the Novice, 10:30 a.m. Fridays. Call 923-1802.
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