ONE FOOT IN THE TROPICS

Featured in Garden Design Magazine

When Davis Dalbok pulled up to the gate of a 24 acre parcel near Hawaii’s Puna Coast, he quickly realized that the only way in was with a machete. A snaking pattern of palm crowns rose above the densely overgrown jungle, a horticultural trail of breadcrumbs beckoning Dalbok to venture in. “Once upon a time, this was an estate,” thought Dalbok. “Someone had loved it’. –Fast forward to 2017-

Thirty years later, the property has been transformed into a fantastical botanical garden, replete with curated collections of palms, cycads, tropical bamboos, bromeliads, vireya rhododendrons, thousands of orchids and other tropical species. –read the entire 14 page story in the current January 2017 issue of Garden Design Magazine.

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