National Tropical Botanical Garden

What We Do

The mission of the National Tropical Botanical Garden is to enrich life through discovery, scientific research, conservation, and education by perpetuating the survival of plants, ecosystems, and cultural knowledge of tropical regions. National Tropical Botanical Garden is committed to building and nurturing our valuable volunteer team. We believe having a passionate, responsive and dynamic volunteer community at the Garden is one of the best strategic tools to achieve our mission. By becoming a volunteer you make a substantial contribution to preservation and knowledge of tropical plants and ecosystems. Why not use your time and talent to grow with us?

Who We Are

National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) is a not-for-profit institution, dedicated to discovering, saving, and studying the world’s tropical plants and sharing what is learned. Our network of five botanical gardens, preserves and research facilities encompasses nearly 2,000 acres with locations in Hawaii and Florida. Thousands of species from throughout the tropical world have been gathered, through field expeditions, collaborations with other institutions and researchers, to form a living collection that is unparalleled anywhere. Our collection includes the largest assemblages of native Hawaiian plant species and breadfruit cultivars in existence. Many of the species in our collections are threatened and endangered or have disappeared from their native habitats. In our preserves and beyond our gardens, NTBG is working to restore habitats and save plants facing extinction. Our gardens and preserves are living laboratories and classrooms for staff scientists, researchers, students and visitors from all over the world.

Cause Areas

Environmental Conservation, Education & Training

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