Greenwell Garden purchased

  • Maile Melrose, president of the Friends of Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, speaks at the Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden during a celebration of Amy B.H. Greenwell's birthday and annual meeting of the Friends of Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in 2018. (Cameron Miculka/West Hawaii Today)
  • The Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden is pictured in 2016, the year it closed. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)
  • Maile Melrose tosses weeds into the mulch pile in 2017 at Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in Captain Cook. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

HONOLULU — The Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in South Kona has been sold to the local nonprofit that formed three years ago to ensure it remain in Big Island hands.