Mother’s Day open house at McBryde Garden

POIPU — For Mother’s Day, the National Tropical Botanical Garden invites moms and their families to an open house in McBryde Garden on Sunday for a day of flowers, fun, music and food.

Entrance is free for mothers and children under 5 with a suggested donation of $10 for all others to support NTBG’s research, conservation and education efforts.

The first shuttle to the garden will depart from the Southshore Visitors Center (across from Spouting Horn in Poipu) beginning at 9 a.m. with shuttle buses regularly transporting visitors into the garden on a first-come, first-served basis. The last shuttle into the garden will depart the Southshore Visitors Center at 1 p.m. Shuttle buses will return to the Visitors Center from the garden regularly until the last bus out at 3 p.m.

For 27 years, NTBG has hosted a Mother’s Day event to celebrate the special day. Last year Mother’s Day visitors were invited to a sneak peek of the Biodiversity Trail construction and this year will get to experience the completed trail which tells the story of 450 million years of plant evolution. Visitors are also invited to check out the giant “stick sculpture” by renowned environmental sculptor Patrick Dougherty featured in the McBryde Garden this year.

“We are so delighted to invite families into the McBryde Garden once again for our annual Mother’s Day Open House. Last year’s preview of the Biodiversity Trail was such an exciting time and we can’t wait for visitors to come back and experience the completed trail,” said Andy Jasper, director of the Southshore Gardens.

Orchids, Kauai Made products, handmade crafts by NTBG volunteers and OnoPops will be available in the garden from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with food trucks and live music offered from noon to 2:30 p.m.

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