We have been sorely negligent of our blog and social media for the past year. Fortunately, this wasn't due to a lack of business, but rather too much to handle! We've reorganized a lot in the last year, with new guides, new office staff, new plants, and even new areas of the garden.
We also passed our official 2 year anniversary in June. Although we opened to the public in 2010, we did not receive our Special Use Permit until June 2011. This summer, the Kauai Planning Commission reviewed our permit and extended our hours and tour options. While our schedule is still limited, we hope the new rules will make it easier for us to share our gardens with even more visitors.
With all these changes, we decided to update our website. For the time being, it functions the same as the old site, but the new one will have better mobile functionality (still in the works) and a better gallery navigation. We also plan on adding an online tour reservation and payment feature in the next month or two, which will make both our guests' and our lives much easier. If you have any suggestions for features you'd like to see on our site, please let us know.
Princeville Botanical Gardens is also expanding its social media presence. While our Facebook page has been fairly neglected for the past 2 years, we still managed to rack up nearly 150 likes just from the extra special visitors who sought us out.We've had very passionate fans insist that we must join Pinterest, so we did. We're still getting the hang of it, but we're eager to start sharing our beautiful photography more often. Of course, we also have the obligatory Twitter account, so follow us there to see our latest pins and Facebook posts.
We've already added new pictures to the galleries, like this small collection of photos of our healthy honey hives you can see below. Send us your own pictures and we'll add them to our visitors' galleries.