The Lyon Arboretum is a University of Hawaii biological field research facility and maintains an extensive, managed collection of native and exotic tropical plant materials in a botanical garden setting that is open to the public. The Friends of Lyon Arboretum is a not-for-profit organization working to support the arboretum and its staff, and do outreach to the community.
We recognize that the world’s biological heritage is threatened, so too are the cultures that depend on healthy environments. Everyone involved with the Lyon Arboretum, staff, volunteers and our supporters, are dedicated to the conservation of plants and culture – our biological diversity. The Friends of Lyon Arboretum invites you to learn with us, grow with us and celebrate this unparalleled collection of tropical and native Hawaiian plants, and our growing program of native Hawaiian cultural activities.