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The Friends of Amy B. H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the mission of protecting and invigorating the Amy B. H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden created for the purposes of:
  • Working with government officials, NGOʻs and other interested parties to realize the purchase of the garden and the long-term maintenance of the Gardenʻs mission
  • Fostering public understanding, enjoyment, and conservation of the natural and cultural resources of the Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden and its surrounding ahupua'a;
  • Providing volunteer assistance on important Garden projects;
  • Raising funds to help support the purposes and goals of the Garden.


In January of 2016, the Bishop Museum, who has owned and operated the Garden since its inception in 1974, announced itʻs plans to divest itself of the Garden properties. Less than a month later the Garden was closed to the public for the first time in 35 years. Almost immediately, concerned members of the community gathered to discuss what could be done. From a series of meetings emerged the Friends of the Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden. By providing bridge support between concerned community members, the Bishop Museum, government and non-government agencies, and the Garden itself, the Friends goal is to support the Gardenʻs long term operations to continue the vision and legacy of Amy B.H. Greenwell.

The Friends of Amy B.H. Greenwell Garden is not affiliated in any way with Bishop Museum