Sunday Nov 4, 2018 – Daylight Saving Time Ends…

Don’t forget to fall back!

What is Daylight Saving Time? Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

Daylight Saving Time is the practice of changing the clocks forward one hour from standard time during the summer months, and changing them back again in the fall. The general idea is that this allows us all to make better use of natural daylight.

When local daylight time is about to reach Sunday, November 4, 2018, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to Sunday, November 4, 2018, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead. Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Nov 4, 2018 than the day before. There will be lighter in the morning.

Note that the process is officially called “Daylight Saving Time,” but is more commonly known as “Daylight Savings Time”. Use whichever you prefer!

(The exceptions to DST are Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.) 

Why not Experience your Holiday at Botanical World…

Botanical World Adventures                               Gardens, Waterfalls & Maze

31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway                        Open Daily – 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Hakalau, Hawaii 96710                                        Have you visited us in the Past?

Mile Marker 16 on Highway 19                           Why not Write a review

 

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Stay at our Hale Mala Pua…

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Our Hale Mala Pua (Garden Home) is the perfect place for family and friends to gather or for a romantic getaway on the stunning Hamakua Coast. This spacious plantation house (2,200 square feet) is located just north of Hilo in the lush and tropical environment of World Botanical Gardens in Hakalau. With 2 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bathrooms, Gourmet Kitchen with enormous refrigerator/ freezer , Living Room & Covered Lanai with ocean views. Access to World Botanical Gardens included for all days of your stay. Fruit Orchard & plenty of outdoor space.

The home has 2 Master Suites, which is as perfect for a couple on a romantic trip, a family with kids or anybody just longing for privacy. Great for the couple wanting a wedding in the gardens with their honeymoon cottage awaiting on the property. This home is very clean and tastefully decorated. For your cooking pleasure the kitchen is fully stocked and open to the inside dining area so that you can prepare meals while you socialize.

The property is just across the street from the amazing World Botanical Gardens and the Botanical World Adventures where you will be welcomed by the staff and given special rates. Each week stay gets one free tour for one person (up to $167 value) – the longer your stay the more free tours! The rest of your guests will receive a discount on the tours. There are guided zip line, Segway and walking tours at the gardens for an array of fun just outside your front door. You will even come away with new understanding of the plants that envelope you.

Within minutes there are surf and swimming spots like Hakalau Veterans Beach Park to dip in the water or boogie board. Less than an hour drive in either direction the power of flowing lava at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, golfing, magical driving tours, Hilo farmer’s market, ATV tours and so much more! Or circle the whole island on a day trip.

Visit https://www.vrbo.com/771926 and Book your Stay now.

Botanical World Adventures                          Gardens, Waterfalls & Maze

31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway                    Open daily – 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Hakalau, Hawaii 96710                                    Visited us in the Past?

Mile Marker 16 on Highway 19                       Why Not Write a review

 

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The Methods of Levying the Armies…

In the meantime, the Runapai (messengers of war) were sent to the districts and villages under their authority, to require the services of their tenants, in numbers proportionate to the magnitude of the expedition. These were ordered to come with their weapons, candle nuts for torches, light calabashes for water, dried fish, or other portable provisions. The summons was in general obeyed with alacrity, and as their spears, clubs, javelins, and slings, were usually suspended in some part of every house, they armed with these, and soon joined the forces at the appointed rendezvous. When the people en masse were required, the Tuahaua was sent, whose office it was to bring every individual capable of bearing arms. Sometimes the Uruoki, another officer, was afterwards despatched; and if he found any lingering behind who ought to have been with the army, he cut or slit one of their ears, tied a rope round their body, and in this manner led them to the camp. To remain at home when summoned to the field, was considered so disgraceful, the circumstances attending detection so humiliating, and the mark of cowardice, with which it was punished, so indelible, that it was seldom necessary to send round the last named officer. These messengers of war were sometimes called Rere, a word which signifies to fly, probably from the rapidity with which they conveyed the orders of the chiefs. They generally travelled at a running pace, and, in cases of emergency, are reported to have gone round the island of Hawaii in eight or nine days; a distance which, including the circuitous route they would take to call at different villages, exceeds three hundred miles. (Ellis)

Discover all of the history and lore of the Big Island at Botanical World…

Botanical World Adventures                          Gardens, Waterfalls & Maze

31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway                   Open daily – 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Hakalau, Hawaii 96710                                    Visited us in the Past?

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 (These are excerpts from a book by William Ellis that has survived long enough for the copyright to expire and the book to enter the public domain. A public domain book is one that was never subject to copyright or whose legal copyright term has expired.)

Did You Know…?

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The Mango is actually a member of the Cashew Nut Family. Plants in the Cashew Nut Family may produce an oil that causes extreme allergic reactions of the skin and/or other types of severe allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Poison Ivy and Poison Oak are also in this plant family. So some people can be allergic to mangoes, which is unfortunate, because the Mango is one of the finest fruits there is.

‘Keitt’ (fall/winter) and ‘Hayden’ (summer) are two choice mango varieties. Fresh mango is great by itself or with vanilla ice-cream or on waffles or in a smoothie. Dried, sliced mango with or without Li Hing (an oriental seasoning) is also a treat. The tree here produces a relatively small, but delicious yellow fruit. Mango trees can become very large and live for many hundreds of years. Their shoot growth is “episodic”, which means that every so often new shoots will grow from the tips of the shoots in part of the tree, while other parts of the tree are “resting”—although still in leaf. New shoot growth is often a rich burgundy red, making a beautiful contrast with the rest of the dark green foliage.

Mango trees typically bloom in the winter season. In a wet year, the blooms are frequently attacked and killed by fungal organisms, so most commercial production takes place on the dry (leeward) side of the Island. It is possible to control the fungal diseases with fungicidal sprays, if one wishes to utilize them appropriately.

Mangoes can be eaten/used when in the green state or anywhere between that and fully ripe. One can make a great “apple” pie with green mangoes. When partially ripe, the flesh is very firm and crunchy and has an acid-semi-sweet taste, and when fully ripe it is similar to a juicy peach in consistency and sometimes flavor. In some varieties the skin is green when the mango is ripe, while in others it turns a beautiful red to red-orange.

Experience all the beauty of Hawai’i at Botanical World…

Botanical World Adventures                          Gardens, Waterfalls & Maze

31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway                    Open daily – 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Hakalau, Hawaii 96710                                    Have you Visited us in the Past?

Mile Marker 16 on Highway 19                       Why not Write a review?

 

For 24/7 Online Reservations Book your tour HERE

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Explore Our Rainbow Walk…


Adjacent to the gardens entrance is the Rainbow Walk, in which you can view a profusion of tropical trees, shrubs and perennial plants and even a cactus garden. More than a quarter mile of paved pathways wind through the acres of plants in the Rainbow Walk, but visitors are encouraged to meander off the walkways for a closer look or to take pictures.

In this area, you can see blooming anthuriums, azaleas, bougainvillea, bromeliads, crinums, gingers, heliconias, hibiscus, and many other tropical flowering perennials, ferns, shrubs, and trees.

Many varieties of orchids festoon the plants in the Rainbow Walk or cling to the Orchid Wall with new blooms popping out almost every day. Orchids may be near your feet on a stump, peeping out from a pile of logs or hiding on a low-growing bush. They’re in almost every tree, living anywhere from a few feet off the ground to high in the canopy. The orchids come in almost every color from white to almost black. Many are very fragrant and one even smells like chocolate! See cattleyas, dendrobiums, phalaenopsis, vandas, and other species often with several varieties on the same tree. 

Experience all the fun at Botanical World…

Botanical World Adventures                          Gardens, Waterfalls & Maze

31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway                    Open daily – 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Hakalau, Hawaii 96710                                    Visited us in the Past?

Mile Marker 16 on Highway 19                       Why Not Write a review

For 24/7 Online Reservations Book your tour HERE or call:

808-963-5427 or Toll Free: 888-947-4753

or

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October 31st is Halloween in United States…

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Halloween originated as a pagan festival in parts of Northern Europe, particularly around what is now the United Kingdom. Many European cultural traditions hold that Halloween is a time when magic is most potent and spirits can make contact with the physical world. In Christian times, it became a celebration of the evening before All Saints’ Day. Immigrants from Scotland and Ireland brought the holiday to the United States.

Halloween is usually celebrated amongst family, friends and, sometimes, co-workers. However, some areas hold large community events. Parties and other events may be planned on October 31 or in the weekends before and after this date. Adults may celebrate by watching horror films, holding costume parties or creating haunted houses or graveyards.

Many children dress up in fancy costumes and visit other homes in the neighborhood. At each house, they demand sweets, snacks or a small gift. If they do not get this, they threaten to do some harm to the inhabitants of the house. This is known as playing ‘trick-or-treat’ and is supposed to happen in a friendly spirit, with no nasty or mean tricks being carried out. However, if your children take part, it is important to accompany them and to check their ‘treats’ to make sure they are safe to eat or play with.

In Hawaii Las Vegas, Nevada is considered the 9th island.

Why not Experience your Holiday at Botanical World…

Botanical World Adventures                               Gardens, Waterfalls & Maze

31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway                        Open Daily – 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Hakalau, Hawaii 96710                                        Have you visited us in the Past?

Mile Marker 16 on Highway 19                           Why not Write a review

 

For 24/7 Online Reservations Book your tour HERE

Or call: 808-963-5427 or Toll Free: 888-947-4753

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Discover Hawaii’s only Segway Off Road Rainforest Adventure!!

SegwaySegway in the Gardens is such a cool experience. When you Segway you know you are having fun, and when you do it in the rainforest — it just doesn’t get any better than this.

Start out with an introductory tour and learn the machine with your certified guide. Then step into the experience of riding on a longer trip where your guides will lead you all through the gardens, the rainforest and even a longer journey to Kamae’e Falls at the top of the gardens property.

See the 360 degree views that include Mauna Kea with its observatories, the paniolo cattle ranch, and the wide blue Pacific Ocean with whales occasionally breaching within view. This is the glide of a lifetime!

Explore the scenic Hawaiian countryside, visit historic areas where your guides will share stories, ride through the gardens and explore the rainforest – all this while effortlessly gliding on a Segway Personal Transporter (PT).

Experience all the fun at Botanical World…

Botanical World Adventures                          Gardens, Waterfalls & Maze

31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway                    Open daily – 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Hakalau, Hawaii 96710                                    Visited us in the Past?

Mile Marker 16 on Highway 19                       Why not Write a review

 

For 24/7 Online Reservations Book your tour HERE

Or call: 808-963-5427 or Toll Free: 888-947-4753

Visit us at BotanicalWorld.com