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Tropical & Subtropical Arboretum

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Facility introduction

What kind of place is 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).

Plant sample zone

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.

1 Salty-wind-resistant tall tree sample zone

The sea breeze-resistant plant Takagi sample ward

Rui Takagi who is strong in typhoon and the sea breeze harm plants and is displayed. Banyan tree, banyan tree, Hama Ficus erecta, Akagi representing Okinawa are planted.

2 Salty-wind-resistant shrub sample zone

The sea breeze-resistant plant shrub sample ward

Shrubs peculiar to southern country resisting typhoon and the sea breeze harm plant and are displayed. aogampi, terihakusatobera, haritsurumasaki, mokubiyakkou are planted.

3 Salty-wind-resistant palms sample zone

The sea breeze-resistant plant palms sample ward

Palms resisting typhoon and the sea breeze harm plant and are displayed. As for the main plant, Pandanus tectorius, Ogasawara screw pine, tack screw pine are planted to southern country mood perfect score other than palms such as coconut palm, below.

4 Hedges & vines sample zone

Hedge, climbing nature sample ward

Into a maze form, shrubs such as SHIMAYA paralysis heart, Okinawa box tree, cherry laurel, ibotakusagi 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 was to each plant.

5 Roadside tree sample zone

Roadside tree sample ward

We moderate summer sunlight and introduce roadside tree making cityscape beautiful with green. Fiddle-leaf fig, tamarind, Breadfruit, Taiwan golden rain tree are planted.

6 Ground cover sample zone

Ground cover sample ward

It is displayed planting to ground cover of flower mark available in not only ground covers used for tree planting such as park or road but also general family. With turf, thing suitable for subtropical areas such as kouraishiba, St. Augustine grass, birodoshiba, zoysiagrass is planted. With blooming ground covers of flower, himekiranso, hiruzakitsukimiso are planted.

7 Herb sample zone

Herb sample ward

We plant mainly on herb suitable for climate of Okinawa and are displayed. About 90 kinds such as mint, basil, rosemary, aloe are planted.

8 Oxylophyte sample zone

Oxylophyte sample ward

It is sample ward of camellia department plant and plant distributed over acid soil of Okinawa with high admiration value including azalea.

Plant control center (green counselor's office)

"Green counselor's office" is maintained as places performing various information services about urban greening again as the core facility to plan the spread of urban greening technologies enlightenment utilizing the tropical zone, subtropical flora.

In addition, there are germfree operation room, the seeing and hearing room that classes are performed in lecture about green 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, while green shock 60, warp dome are idle, we feel facilities and plant which can learn plant close and touch and hold the making of craft of plant which we can experience every day.

Green consultation corner

Green consultation corner

It is corner where we can feel free to contact about flower and green, urban greening.

※We move to botanical garden entrance bureau

Library room

Library room

We can read flower and green, book about urban greening freely.

※We move to open space rest house 1F of setting sun

Green shock 60

Green shock 60

We challenge quiz about green! Can five questions answer correctly in 60 seconds?

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Warp dome

Warp dome

We can look at information software about favorite plant in picture hall reflecting the image of future spaceship.

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Germfree operation room

Germfree operation room

You can look at process of aseptic culture of orchids.

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The seeing and hearing room

The seeing and hearing room

In lecture about green, class, exhibition are held.

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"Banko" Forest

"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 compared notes.
Lawn open space that spreads there out for growth. How is all family and the friends and unhurried picnic?
It rises and slips on part of hill which became slightly small and can play at ease.


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