Advancing Our Mission

Our gardens at the Urban Garden Center have been a special place for learning, exploration, peace and collaboration since it opened in 1988. 

Our passion and aloha to provide innovative and diverse science-based information to the public remains a constant.  

Our educational programs at UGC would not be possible without the hard work by faculty, staff, students, volunteers and generous donations. Your donation will be used to advance educational programming and services at the Urban Garden Center.

Donations made through the University of Hawaii Foundation are tax deductible. 


If you would like to support the Urban Garden Center, please click here

Aloha, Jari Sugano, Oahu County Administrator

Anonymous donation via UH Foundation to sponsor CTAHR's Workforce Development Program



Past Donations: 

  • Gazebo construction-HCC Tech 1 Program

  • Rose garden- Honolulu Rose Society

  • Peace Garden-Soka Gakkai International

  • Palms- C&C of Honolulu

  • Beehives-UH CTAHR Faculty

  • Tools and supplies-City Mill, Home Depot, etc. 

  • Golf carts-UGC Ohana 

  • And, many more amazing sponsors.  


Bee Hui

Bee Hives: Donated by UH Honey Bee Program 

Rose Garden

Rose Garden: Honolulu Rose Society 


Peace Garden

Peace Garden: Donated by Soka Gakkai International






Rainbow Garden

Garden support: Donations by the Oahu Urban Garden Ohana 501c3

Waterwise Garden

Water Wise Garden: Donated by CTAHR Master Gardener Program 


Donation of compost by Hawaiian Earth Products and trucking by R.H. Lee






Plumeria flower sheetmetal artwork: Donation by Ted Yee

Bonsai Garden: Donated by Pearl City Bonsai Club