A photo gallery of some of the amazing plants at the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, where indigenous tropical plants are grown alongside non-indigenous species.
Gathering family, friends and good food is an American holiday tradition. For Lee Unkrich, wife Laura Century and their three children, the holidays also mean hitting the pause button and traveling from Northern California’s Marin County to their vacation home on Kauai, the northernmost of Hawaii’s string of exotic islands.
Deep within the rain forest of the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a magnificent three-tiered waterfall known as Onomea Falls. The scene from the viewing bridge is one of cascading falls encompassed by a natural forest of palms and ferns and an abundance of exotic mosses. Thanks to an ideal environment of 70-percent humidity and an annual rainfall of 140 inches, the mosses flourish over the rocks and trees surrounding the area.