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.