Lyon Arboretum to host Holiday Plant and Craft Sale on November 23

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Elizabeth Huppman, (808) 988-0472
Horticulturist, Lyon Arboretum
Posted: Nov 7, 2013

Ashleigh Burkhouse and Amber Lazorko with Lyon Arboretum plants.
Ashleigh Burkhouse and Amber Lazorko with Lyon Arboretum plants.

UH Mānoa’s Lyon Arboretum will hold its annual Holiday Plant and Craft Sale on Saturday, November 23, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the arboretum, located at 3860 Mānoa Road.  The sale will be held on the weekend before Thanksgiving – a great opportunity to buy unique gifts for the holidays.  Admission is free.

Various participating nurseries will be selling colorful ti varieties, cacti and succulents, orchids, anthuriums, heliconias, gingers, tillandsias and other bromeliads, Hawaiian plants and native ferns, vegetable and herb plants, as well as UH variety vegetable seeds and many other plants for homes and gardens.  Ceramic pots and planters will also be available.

Arboretum volunteers from Hui Hana Hawai’i will sell beautiful, one-of-a-kind dry and fresh holiday wreaths.  There will also be tasty jams and jellies and Hawaiian honey – all perfect for gifts.

A free shuttle service to the arboretum has pick-up and drop-off points at the intersections of Po’elua Street and Mānoa Road, and Nipo Street and Mānoa Road.

Lyon Arboretum is open Mondays to Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  It is closed on Sundays and state holidays.

For more information, call 988-0456 or visit

Full caption for Lyon Arboretum photo above: Ashleigh Burkhouse, at left, and Amber Lazorko, Kapiʻolani Community College student interns, pose in the Lyon Arboretum greenhouse with some of the plants to be sold at the 2013 Holiday Plant and Craft Sale on November 23.

The Lyon Arboretum is a 193.5-acre rainforest botanical garden administered by the University of Hawa’ii at Mānoa, a campus that serves approximately 20,000 students pursuing more than 225 different degrees.  Coming from every Hawaiian island, every state in the nation, and more than 100 countries, UH Mānoa students thrive in an enriching environment for the global exchange of ideas.  For more information, visit and  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter