See Isle Heritage Plants As Art

Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden is showcasing “Hawaiian Heritage Plants” in an art exhibit running throughout January.

The show features artist renderings of the plants that arrived in the Hawaiian Islands via sailing canoes with early voyagers. These include kalo (taro), ‘ulu (breadfruit), niu (coconut), ipu (gourd), ‘olena (tumeric) and ‘awapuhi (shampoo ginger).

The garden’s visitor center also has both native and introduced plants to observe and enjoy. Picnic lunches and walks to the lakeshore are encouraged. Guests also are invited to join fellow artists who paint together on Wednesdays.

The garden is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at the mauka end of Luluku Road.

For more information, call Olive Vanselow at 233-7323.