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, 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.
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.
"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.
"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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