K.T. Cannon-Eger ‘a force to be reckoned with’ when it comes to Hilo’s crown jewel

K.T. Cannon-Eger sits last month under one of the pavilions at Lili'uokalani Park and Gardens in Hilo. Cannon-Eger has been the head of the Friends of the Lili'uokalani Gardens since 2016 and plans to continue to volunteer to keep the park beautiful as long as she can. (Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)

K.T. Cannon-Eger began gardening as a child. (K.T. Cannon-Eger/Courtesy photo)

After a lifetime of loving gardens, maintaining the beauty of Lili‘uokalani Park and Gardens has come naturally to K.T. Cannon-Eger for the past 12 years.