July 24th, 2017 is Cousins Day in the United States…

 Cousins are fun to be with – they are almost like your siblings but you don’t have to share all your prized possessions with them all the time. In general, cousins are relatives with whom we share an ancestor, though in many cultures the term is commonly used to refer to the children of our aunts and uncles. In genealogy, which is the study of families and their history, a relationship between cousins – two people who have a common ancestor – is named after which generation they belong to.

When cousins are from the same generation, they are known as first, second or third cousins. For example, first cousins are children of siblings – your uncle and aunt’s children will be your first cousins. The children of first cousins are second cousins, and the children of second cousins are third cousins. On the other hand, when two people are not from the same generation, their relationship is described by adding the word removed. First cousin once removed, for example, is used to describe the relationship between a person and the children of his or her first cousin – your first cousin’s child will be your first cousin once removed. First cousin once removed can also be used to refer to a parent’s first cousin.

Celebrated every year on July 24, the unofficial holiday is also sometimes known as National Cousins Day.

Why not Experience your Holiday at Botanical World…

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

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Segway 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).

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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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The Warrior Women…

The wives of warriors often accompanied their husbands to battle, and were frequently slain. Their practice, in this respect, resembled that of the Society islanders on similar occasions. They generally followed in the rear, carrying calabashes of water, or of poé, a little dried fish, or other portable provision, with which to recruit their husband’s strength when weary, or afford a draught of water when thirsty or faint; but they followed, more particularly, to be at hand if their husbands should be wounded.

Some women, more courageous than the rest, or urged on by affection, advanced side by side with their husbands to the front of the battle, bearing a small calabash of water in one hand, and a spear, a dart, or a stone, in the other; and in the event of the husband’s being killed, they seldom survived. A pile of stones, somewhat larger than the rest, marked the spot where the rival chief and his affectionate and heroic wife expired. A few yards nearer the sea, an oblong pile of stones, in the form of a tomb, about ten feet long and six wide, was raised over the grave in which they were both interred. A number of lowly flowering bushes grew around, and a beautiful convolvulus in full bloom almost covered it with foliage and flowers. We could not view this rudely constructed tomb without renewed lamentation over the miseries of war, and a strong feeling of regret for the untimely end of the youthful pair, especially for the affectionate Manona, whom even the horrors of savage fight, in which the demon of war wears his most terrific form, could not prevent from following the fortune, and sharing the dangers, that she might administer to the comfort, of her much-loved husband. This feeling was not a little increased by the recollection of the delusion of which they were the ill-fated victims, and in support of which they were prodigal of their blood. Alas! They knew not, till from the fatal field they entered the eternal world, the value of that life which they had lost, and the true nature of that cause in which they had sacrificed it. The piles of stones rose thick around the spot where they lay; and we were informed that they were the graves of his kahu, (particular friends and companions,) who stood by him to the last, manifesting a steadfastness which even their enemies admired, and a degree of courage worthy of being exercised in a better cause. Kekuaokalani was first cousin to Rihoriho. He is represented by some as having been an enterprising and restless young man, aspiring to share the government with his cousin, if not to reign in his stead. (Ellis)

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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…?

Petrea volubilis

The name Petrea was given to commemorate the name of Lord Petre, who, in the 18th Century, became famous for his wonderful collection of exotic plants. Volubilis means “twining.” One of the common names “Fleur de Dieu” means “Flower of God”, another – “Sandpaper Vine” – refers to the rough leaves.

The Purple Wreath was introduced from tropical America to other tropical areas many years ago and has always been popular as a garden shrub. Widely grown throughout Caribbean, and variously in the tropics and subtropics, it is cultivated as landscape specimen in Dominican homes, especially on the Atlantic Coast.

Petrea is used usually a climber, but sometimes also over a support where it is encouraged to twine around its own branches. Without support this twining vine grows into a rounded shrub. It also makes a terrific container patio plant, and is well suited for hanging baskets.

According to indigenous legends, flowers of Petrea were used by Caribs in folk medicine.

This is a charming flower to cut for the house but it will be found that, if the woody stem is cut, the blooms will rapidly droop and die. If, however, the flower-sprays only are cut and arranged in a shallow bowl, they will remain fresh for several days.

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

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Visit Our Maze For All Ages…

Childrens MazeAdjacent to the Rainbow Walk is our Maze For All Ages, the world’s second largest permanently planted maze. Covering an area more than the size of a football field, it consists of thousands of mock orange bushes planted in a regular array of hedge work.

With lots of false turns and only one correct path, this maze is fun for young and old alike. The hedge is kept to a height of five feet, so as to allow adults to see over the hedges if necessary, but still allow everyone to wander the paths to find their way to the only correct exit.

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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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July 15th is National Ice Cream Day…

 

National Ice Cream Day is dedicated to appreciating ice cream. In 1984, Senator Walter Dee Huddleston of Kentucky initiated a joint resolution to declare July as the National Ice Cream Month and July 15 as National Ice Cream Day. On July 9, 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July 1984 as the National Ice Cream Month and July 15, 1984 as the National Ice Cream Day. This holiday is now celebrated on the third Sunday of July.

According to the International Dairy Foods Association, the origins of ice cream date back to the second century B.C., when several prominent historical figures such as Alexander the Great, King Solomon and Nero Claudius Caesar enjoyed consuming iced beverages and snow. As the centuries passed, the snow and ice was refined into cream ice and eventually, in 1777, ice cream was first advertised in New York. However, ice cream was a rare delicacy for the elite until 1800s when ice houses were built. Since then, it has become a staple dessert for the American people.

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

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Experience Kailua Kona Hawaii on a Segway PT…


Going thru Kailua Kona on a Segway® Personal Transporter (PT) is such a cool experience. When you’re on a Segway PT you know you are having fun because of the Segway Smile, and when you glide thru the town — it just doesn’t get any better! 

Kona Intro Tour

This tour is the first time Segwaynian. The tour offer instruction and a short ride down the path of kings, Alii drive. A perfect way to be introduced to the Segway P/T Cruiser.  This tour is 30 Mins. 

Old Kona Town Tour

The Old Kona Town Tour is the perfect way to see Kona town and learn some fun fact and history while gliding along on your Segway Personal Transporter. The tour starts at the historical Kona Inn and continues downs Alii drive, gliding by Hulihe’e  Palace, Moku’aikaua Church and Ahu’ena  Heiau, the residents of Kamehameha I. until his death in 1819. The tour continues down Alii Drive to St. Michael Church, Waiaha Beach Park (Honis) and back to The Kona Inn. This tour is 1 hour. 

Historical Kona Town Tour

The Kona Historical Tour offers the beginner and novice alike a chance to glide threw Kona experiencing the history and the mana  that made  Old Kona Town. The tour starts at The Kona Inn and glides down  Alii drive to Hulihe’e Palace , Moku’aikaua Church, Kamakahonu , White Sands Beach, and Ku’emanu Heiau, which was dedicated to the sport of surfing. Visit ancient stone walls erected  by ancient residents of Hawaii who were known for their overnight feats of architectural  engineering called  Menehunes. As we glide down Kona coast line, you  will have a chance to take in the breath taking vistas that make Hawaii’s beaches world famous.  This tour is 2 hours.

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?

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