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Century of growth

  • FL MORRIS / FMORRIS@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Actress Hanna Gaffney, portraying The Outdoor Circle founder Cherilla Lowrey, shoveled dirt onto a palm tree planted at the Lowrey family plot in Oahu Cemetery during a ceremony last month honoring Lowrey.
  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Thanks to The Outdoor Circle's efforts to get the Exceptional Tree Act passed in 1975, the baobab tree at the Queen's Medical Center is now protected.
  • FL MORRIS / FMORRIS@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Outdoor Circle founder Cherilla Lowrey and two friends from Honolulu were so inspired by the beauty of the garden of Versailles, France, during a trip in 1911 that they decided to start a beautification group at home a year later. Actress Hanna Gaffney stands at Lowrey's grave.
  • COURTESY THE OUTDOOR CIRCLE
    In 1937 several members of The Outdoor Circle pitched in to plant banyan trees along the Ala Wai Canal.

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