Limahuli Botanical Garden
Ref.#12 0859~ Limahuli Botanical Garden, Kauai
If it looks like a scene out of Jurassic Park, ..... that’s because it is! This tropical setting of a garden was chosen for many of the scenes in the movie. Limahuli Garden and Preserve is set in a verdant tropical valley on the north shore of the Hawaiian Island of Kauai. The Garden is back dropped by the majestic Makana Mountain and overlooks the Pacific Ocean. In Hawaiian, the name Limahuli means "turning hands”, which recognizes the ancient Hawaiians who built agricultural terraces out of lava rock and planted cultivars of kalo (taro), an important cultural food crop. These and other plants that were significant to the early inhabitants, as well as native species, make up the Garden's collections.
Note: the garden has reopened recently after recovering from historic flooding in 2018.
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