by Rosalind Cook
"Planting for the Future
reflects our overall vision for Na ‘Āina Kai," recalled
founder Joyce Doty. "Placed in the Wild
Garden along the path beside the Plantation, this
sculpture by Rosalind Cook is a promise for the future
and a tribute to the young men who helped us plant 60,000
The founders of Na ‘Āina Kai developed their extraordinary
artistic and horticultural vision based upon their strong love for
the land and the people of the tropics.
Today, the mission of this not-for-profit organization
continues to be multifaceted, strengthening the firm foundation
upon which the gardens were conceived.
Na ‘Āina Kai strives to…
Ensure its future sustainability through investment
Practice natural resource conservation based on
sound scientific principles.
Make possible educational and research opportunities
in tropical horticulture, forestry, and agriculture.
Offer enchanting venues for private, corporate,
and cultural events.
Provide an ever-evolving array of natural wonders
and human-crafted artistic creations.
Preserve the land and natural resources for future
generations of visitors from the Hawaiian Islands and around