Youth and Garden Program


About 2,500 youths participate in Children's Garden tours annually. Elementary children are exposed to the flora of the facility via DOE, 4H and other youth programs. The annual Agriculture Awareness and Environmental Day conducted at UGC has averaged about 550 4th and 5th grade students each year.


School Tours

Teachers can call the Urban Garden Center office at 453-6050 to schedule a tour for their class. Tours are conducted by Steve Nagano, or a docent. The children are guided either through the entire garden center or only through the Children's Garden. Activities include building an origami house, chalk drawings on the boardwalk, storytelling, leaf rubbings, and more. Tours are conducted yearly from August through May. Call early as the schedule fills up fast.  

Ag Awareness Day

Second Saturday at the Garden


Join the Oahu Master Gardeners and UGC Ohana Volunteers for Second Saturday at the Garden!

  • Learn about home gardening in Hawai’i from certified Hawai’i Master Gardeners and UGC Volunteers
  • Got a plant question? Certified Oahu Master Gardeners will be available every second Saturday to answer your gardening questions.
  • Guided tours of our display gardens
  • Plant sales 
  • Gardening classes


Master Gardener Program

The Oahu Master Gardener program disseminates horticultural information to the gardening client through phone consultation, plant clinics, demonstrations and e-mail. Walk-ins are assisted and always welcomed. 

Volunteers assist with the KCC and North Shore Farmer's Market, community promotions, the farm fair, and health fairs.

Master Gardener Volunteers

Master Gardeners are adults (18 years and over), who love gardening, want to learn and to share their knowledge with others through volunteer educational services. Master Gardener volunteers are an important Extension resource for expanded outreach into the community. The trained Master Gardener volunteers help Extension to meet the overwhelming demand for research based horticultural and gardening information to the public. 


Oʻahu Gardening Questions




Master Gardener Training Class