Crotons: A colorful rainbow of different varieties lines the front entrance to the facility.
Hedge Maze: Over 60 different plant materials are at the hedge maze. Plantings are spaced two feet apart. Trimming is done every 3-4 weeks.
Compost Area: Various compost bins are being demonstrated for the home gardener. Home-made bins are also on display. Various mulches are also on display. Approximately 2,500 cubic yards of mulch are spread yearly in the garden areas. Currently, a compost demonstration site to provide compost for our gardens has been started.
Trial Garden Site: Volunteers are allowed to garden and are encouraged to grow various crops. Produce is the property of the Urban Garden Center volunteers and staff. Winter melon, soybeans, beets, bittermelon, virus-free Tahitian taro, okra, yard-long beans, and eggplant are just a few of the common vegetables grown by volunteers. Vine-type vegetables are found growing on the trellises. School tours with advance appointments have access to visit the garden site during the year.
Greenhouse: A 4,800 square feet shade house (20% shade in front and 80% shade in rear) is used to propagate and grow plants for future landscape projects as well as for germplasm collection of anthurium, orchids, and other ornamentals.
Hibiscus: There are Hibiscus sp. cultivars with flower colors including red, pink, yellow, orange, white and colors in-between planted here.
1. Pizza: Plants that are commonly found on a pizza are found in this garden, such as basil, pineapple, wheat, tomato, parsley, chili pepper, and green pepper.
2. Animal: Plant collection with animal names in major categories (wild animals, farm animals, house hold pets, birds, ocean creatures and insects) are found in this garden.
3. Hawaiian Alphabet Tree: Native Hawaiian trees representing the 13 letters of the alphabet (5 vowels, 8 consonants including the okina) found in the Hawaiian language are located in this garden.
4. Sundial: A combination sundial and compass features have been incorporated in this garden.