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Foster Botanical Gardens

50 North Vineyard Blvd., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817 (Downtown Honolulu)
808 522 7060
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Ranked #47 of 161 Attractions in Honolulu
Type: Gardens
Activities: Walking, Viewing wildlife
Description: This 14-acre garden is home to over 4,000 species of rare tropical plants.
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San Anselmo, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Wonderful garden with many huge trees and palm varieties. Plenty of benches to sit and enjoy the surroundings. Nice and shady on a hot day. Hard to believe that it's in the middle of a busy city with the freeway nearby. The brochure was very informative. Although food is not sold here, it's OK to bring your lunch and eat... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Spent sunday in the garden. Small but interesting, beautiful and cool under the trees. The prehistoric garden was super interesting, and was lovely sitting on the butterfly garden watching them come and go.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Although it was a very hot day, we were able to enjoy it beneath the shade of exotic tree species in the Foster Botanical Gardens! We were able to see so many types of trees, including the Blue Marble Tree (which yields bright blue fruit, and whose leaves turn bright red before falling) and the Cannonball tree (the fruit of... More

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Huddinge, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

1) Very few butterflies. I saw only two different. 2) I could find only one hibicus. A Chinese pink. The Hawaii state flower, Hibiscus brackenridgei, was not even known of by the personnel. 3) The gift shop closed long before the garden. So there was nothing to buy when we left. Unless you are very interested in big trees I... More

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Odessa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The grounds include a greenhouse of orchids, a butterfly garden and some of the largest trees on the island. We totally enjoyed our visit.

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College Place, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is a very nice garden that is in the heart of the city, but once you enter the grounds the noise of the outside tends to melt away and you are left peaceful and wandering amongst the lush flowers and trees that the place has to offer. While most of the grounds are well maintained they are very sparse... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Planted in the 1800's, the garden show cases some trees rarely seen elsewhere. They include the mighty Bo tree raised from a seedling under which Budda sat and got inspiration. The green house has a lush display of orchid varieties in contrast to the outdoor orchid site which now suffering from fumes from the new H1 highway . I saw... More

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The Foster Botanica Gardens is an oasis of peace and calm in the middle of downtown Honolulu. For $5 you see a wonderful selection of plants, flowers and fauna in the garden. I can only recommend it.

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Queen Creek, Arizona
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233 reviews 233 reviews
37 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We decided to see some of the beauty of the island by visiting a botanical garden and we enjoyed visiting Foster Botanical Gardens. When you pay your entrance fee you get a little map of the property. You're welcome to wander around, take pictures and read about some of the beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers that are on Oahu. It... More

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Portland, Oregon
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

A peaceful oasis right in the center of town. Great pant collections and a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours.

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