FROM THE ARCHIVE: Whether kept with care in a glass house or growing wild in meadows, botanical varieties of all sorts wait yearlong for the pinnacle of spring. In this spirit, we unearth five stories from the NUVO archive inspired by greenery.

The Limahuli Garden’s ancient history, deep cultural links, and heroic gardening practices make it unique among Hawaiian gardens.

The lush garden isle of Kauai is a natural spot for the unconventional duo known as the Allerton Garden and McBryde Garden, part of five sites that make up the National Tropical Botanical Garden (the other three are in Florida, Maui, and northern Kauai).