Tropical & Subtropical Arboretum
Tropical & Subtropical Arboretum is located in the south side of the Ocean Exposition district of Okinawa Commemorative National Government Park. It was opened in October, 1990. This arboretum has approximately 9ha in area, which is divided into plant sample zone and plant control center (green counselor's desk).
More than 400 kind of plants are planted for display in the area of about 6.8ha. They are the plants that are promising for urban greening in subtropical zone, and every kind of plants are planted in a way that matches its characteristic.
Into a maze form, shrubs such as SHIMAYA paralysis heart, Okinawa box tree, cherry laurel, wart Taku heron are planted to be seen while enjoying plant suitable for subtropical local hedge. In addition, in sample ward, pergola and Paul are installed, and creepers such as cissus, bougainvillaea, Bengal thunbergia are planted in how to make that each plant had.
We plant ground cover of flower mark available in not only ground covers used for tree planting such as park or road but also general family and are displayed. With turf, thing suitable for subtropical areas such as Ko rye Korean lawn grass, St. Augustine grass, velvet Korean lawn grass, zoysiagrass is planted. With blooming ground covers of flower, himekiranso, hiruzakitsukimiso are planted.
"Green counselor's office" is maintained as places performing various information services about urban greening again as core facility to plan spread of urban greening technologies enlightenment that utilized the tropical zone, subtropical flora.
In addition, there are germfree operation room, seeing and hearing room that lecture, class about green are performed and library room which is available in anyone casually where process of culture increase of orchids is seen in in green counselor's office (the hall).
In addition, we feel facilities and plant which can learn plant while playing close and touch green shock 60, warp dome and hold the making of craft of plant which we can experience every day.
"Banco" is word of Hatomajima of Yaeyama and makes dresser on the good shade of a tree and tree of ventilation in summer and says nap and place that exchanged information there.
There is wooden building near, and there is craft experience using material of nature in the room, too. In addition, ground golf is possible in lawn open space, too.
How is picnic in family and friend, all in forest of banco? Please use excursions for school events!
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