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Lyon Arborteum

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3860 Mānoa Road, Honolulu, HI 96822 United States
(808) 988-0456

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January 2015
$10.00

Daily Guided Tour

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Thursday only

One (1) hour, docent-led tour of the Lyon Arboretum collections and grounds. Please call (808) 988-0456 or (808) 988-0461 for reservations. Please meet at the Lyon Visitor Center.

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$10.00

Daily Guided Tour

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Friday only

One (1) hour, docent-led tour of the Lyon Arboretum collections and grounds. Please call (808) 988-0456 or (808) 988-0461 for reservations. Please meet at the Lyon Visitor Center.

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February 2015

Climate Change and Impacts in Hawai`i: Lyon Arboretum Brown Bag Speaker Series

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Climate Trends, Projections, and Impacts on Terrestrial and Marine Ecosystems in Hawai‘i Dr. Victoria Keener East-West Center Fellow and Lead PI, Pacific RISA Please RSVP as space is limited. For RSVP information and further details, please go here.

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$15

Green Landscaping

February 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Green Landscaping: Working with water in your garden Instructor: Dr. Carl Evensen Cost: $15 Description: Carl Evensen, Interim Director of Lyon Arboretum, will discuss the basics of water management in your garden, including channeling and using runoff water, protecting your soil, plant selection, water conservation and other green landscaping practices. Practices such as raingardens, bioswales, infiltration beds, rain barrels, and graywater use, and will be emphasized, along with implications for watershed conservation. Dr. Evensen is a soil and crop scientist,…

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$20.00

Yoga in the Garden

February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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Every month on the second Saturday until April 4, 2015

Instructor: Amanda Painter Cost: $20 pre-registered ( $25 on Saturday, if space available) Description: Come refresh the mind and body with a beautiful hike through Lyon Arboretum followed by a yoga class in our open-air classroom. Explore the Arboretum trails and indulge the senses in glorious green hues, earthy rainforest smells, and raucous calls of cockatoos! Then unwind in an all levels Hatha yoga class to explore in our bodies the shapes we see outside. Amanda Painter is a trained…

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$40

Ode to Julia-Cooking Class

February 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Ode To Julia: “If I can do it, anyone can.”- Julia Child  Instructor: Vikrant Bhasin Cost: $40 Description: Julia Child, America’s gastronomic guru, brought French cooking within the reach of any home cook. Her zest for life, clear directions and laissez faire approach made cooking fun! We’ll cook together using recipes from Julia’s cookbooks as well as her contagious curiosity about food. We’ll whoosh the eggs, wallop the meat, use butter as required and cream where desired. No homage to…

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$15

Through the Lens: a Focus on Botanical Photography

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor:  Hawkins Biggins Description: Learn how the essential elements of photography can help you compose stronger botanical images with your point and shoot camera. IN this hands-on class, professional photographer Hawkins Biggins will discuss tips to create powerful images and will provide time in the garden to practice photography. We’ll finish up with a photo critique of your work. Bring your own point and shoot camera, have your batteries charged and SD card ready to explore botanical photography at Lyon…

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March 2015
$15

Plant Diagnostics and First Aid

March 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Plant Diagnostics and First Aid      Instructor: Brian and Mehl Cyr Cost: $15 Description:   O’ahu Master Gardeners, Brian and Mehl Cyr, will introduce diagnostic techniques to pinpoint plant problems that may be caused by pests, disease, nutrient deficiency and/or environmental impact (too much/too little sun, watering, soil conditions, etc.).  They will also cover what to do (first aid) to control or mitigate these problems.  Helpful handouts will be provided and participants are encouraged to bring in sample plant problems (in…

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$25

Ecopsychology

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ecopsychology and the Benefits of Natural Settings Instructor: Lizabeth Kashinsky Cost: $25 Description:  Ecopsychology is an emerging field that recognizes the interconnectedness between human and ecological well-being.  This introductory class will  cover topics including health benefits of natural settings (including ecotherapy), environmental/ecological grief, and ecological identity. Class will include short lectures on topics and experiential exercises including sensory awareness and mindfulness practices to deepen connections with nature. Ideal for educators, health care professionals, environmentalists, and anyone seeking to deepen their connection with…

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$20.00

Yoga in the Garden

March 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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Every month on the second Saturday until April 4, 2015

Instructor: Amanda Painter Cost: $20 pre-registered ( $25 on Saturday, if space available) Description: Come refresh the mind and body with a beautiful hike through Lyon Arboretum followed by a yoga class in our open-air classroom. Explore the Arboretum trails and indulge the senses in glorious green hues, earthy rainforest smells, and raucous calls of cockatoos! Then unwind in an all levels Hatha yoga class to explore in our bodies the shapes we see outside. Amanda Painter is a trained…

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$200

Children’s Camp

March 16 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Every day until March 20, 2015

Spring Break: Children’s Camp      Instructors: Lyon Education Staff Cost: $200 Description: Join us for 5 full days of fun in the forest. Discover the beauty of this very special place in Mānoa…we’ll spend some time every day in the garden, and hiking and discovering in the forest. We’ll create some amazing art and do serious science, some cooking (and eating too!). 5 active days of fun and learning adventure in the forest! For children currently enrolled in grades 1-5.   Space…

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$200

Children’s Camp

March 17 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Every day until March 20, 2015

Spring Break: Children’s Camp      Instructors: Lyon Education Staff Cost: $200 Description: Join us for 5 full days of fun in the forest. Discover the beauty of this very special place in Mānoa…we’ll spend some time every day in the garden, and hiking and discovering in the forest. We’ll create some amazing art and do serious science, some cooking (and eating too!). 5 active days of fun and learning adventure in the forest! For children currently enrolled in grades 1-5.   Space…

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$200

Children’s Camp

March 18 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Every day until March 20, 2015

Spring Break: Children’s Camp      Instructors: Lyon Education Staff Cost: $200 Description: Join us for 5 full days of fun in the forest. Discover the beauty of this very special place in Mānoa…we’ll spend some time every day in the garden, and hiking and discovering in the forest. We’ll create some amazing art and do serious science, some cooking (and eating too!). 5 active days of fun and learning adventure in the forest! For children currently enrolled in grades 1-5.   Space…

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$200

Children’s Camp

March 19 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Every day until March 20, 2015

Spring Break: Children’s Camp      Instructors: Lyon Education Staff Cost: $200 Description: Join us for 5 full days of fun in the forest. Discover the beauty of this very special place in Mānoa…we’ll spend some time every day in the garden, and hiking and discovering in the forest. We’ll create some amazing art and do serious science, some cooking (and eating too!). 5 active days of fun and learning adventure in the forest! For children currently enrolled in grades 1-5.   Space…

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$200

Children’s Camp

March 20 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Every day until March 20, 2015

Spring Break: Children’s Camp      Instructors: Lyon Education Staff Cost: $200 Description: Join us for 5 full days of fun in the forest. Discover the beauty of this very special place in Mānoa…we’ll spend some time every day in the garden, and hiking and discovering in the forest. We’ll create some amazing art and do serious science, some cooking (and eating too!). 5 active days of fun and learning adventure in the forest! For children currently enrolled in grades 1-5.   Space…

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$40

Biryani and Beer-Cooking Class

March 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Biryani and Beer       Instructor: Vikrant Bhasin Cost: $40 Description:  Biryani is one of those dishes that is a must on any North Indian Menu and most Indians know that the beverage to wash down Biryani is chilled craft beer. Biryani and craft beer is a marriage made in heaven. Most cultures have a one-pot dish of rice and meat or vegetable cooked at ones leisure; Jambalaya from Louisiana, Paella from Spain, Polos from Persia, Biryani from India. Together we will…

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$20

Pollination and Cultivation of the Vanilla Bean Orchid

March 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Instructor: Doug DeMoss Description: Learn how to grow your own vanilla beans from Doug DeMoss, who has been working with the Vanilla Bean Orchid for over 20 years. Doug will teach participants how to propagate, pollinate and care for the vanilla orchid, grown for its beautiful flower, robust vining foliage and its aromatic fermented fruit. Cuttings to take home will be supplied, as well as a bag of soil for planting. Class size: 15 Cost: $15 + $5 supply fee…

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April 2015
Free

Spring Plant Sale

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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November 2015

2015 Holiday Plant & Craft Sale

November 21 @ 9:00 am
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