Home & garden calendar
30th annual Hawai'i Home & Garden Show, exhibitors show the latest trends in home design and decor, garden and landscaping ideas, office furnishings and design, alternative energy ideas, finance options and more, 5-10 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. tomorrow and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Blaisdell Exhibition Hall; $5 adults, $3 senior and children 7-12.
'Aiea Orchid Club Show, plants on display and for sale, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. today 9 a.m.-6 p.m. tomorrow and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, 'Aiea Elementary School; $2 suggested donation. 247-3345.
Hawai'i Island Seed Exchange Festival, find and share seeds for favorite fruits and vegetables as well as popular and rare native plants for landscaping, with presentations by experts on home seed storage, fruit- seed germination and other activities, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. tomorrow, Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, Kona, Big Island; free. Registration: (808) 323-3318.
"Celebration of Flowers," vendors display and sell their flowering plants, entertainment by Pekelo and picnicing on the grounds, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. tomorrow, Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center, Makawao, Maui; free, sponsored by Maui Flower Growers Association. (808) 572-6560.
"Flower Traditions in Hawai'i," exhibits of lei created by Bill Char, ikebana displays by Elsie Tanaka, narcissus carving by Gilman Hu and Buddhist ceremonial offerings from Vilad Southammagosani, plus floral displays, photographs and videos, noon-4 p.m. Sundays and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays through June 17, East-West Center Gallery; free. 944-7543.
Guided Tours, view plants of the rainforest, 10-11:30 a.m. Mondays-Fridays, Lyon Arboretum, Manoa Valley; free. Reservations: 988-0461.
Garden Tours, one-mile (1 1/2 hour) easy guided walk to view the Kane'ohe garden's flowers, plants and trees, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily (keiki-focused tour, 1 p.m. Sunday), Senator Fong's Plantation and Gardens, 47-285 Pulama Road; $14.50, kama'aina discounts available. 239-6775.
Guided Tours, 1 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, Foster Botanical Garden; included with admission of $5 general, $3 kama'aina, $1 ages 6-12. 522-7066.
Manoa Heritage Center Tours, visit a cultural and historical site in Manoa Valley with guided tours of the native Hawaiian plant garden surrounding a traditional heiau (sacred site), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; $7 adults, $4 children and students. Call in advance for guided tour reservations: 988-1287.
Furniture Workshop Tours, learn about the history and craft of Hawaiian furniture, 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Martin & MacArthur Workshop and Showroom, 1815 Kahai St.; free. Reservations: 845-6688.
Garden Guided Tour, tours focusing on canoe plants (plants brought to the Islands during Polynesian migration), 1 p.m. Wednesdays and a tour highlighting Native Hawaiian medicinal plants, 1 p.m. Fridays, $4 suggested donation, also, Ho'okupu Plant Propagation Club for ages 6-14 to learn about Hawaiian plants and their cultural uses, 1:45-3:30 Wednesdays, free. Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, Kona, Big Island. (808) 323-3318.
Self-Guided Garden Walking Tour, view more than 50 native Hawaiian and tropical plants and flowers surrounding the Royal Hawaiian hotel, tour pamphlet available at the concierge desk, Waikiki; free. 923-7311.
Send announcements, with name and contact phone number, to: Island Life, The Honolulu Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802; email@example.com, with "Home & Garden Cal" in the subject line; or fax 525-8055.