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Foster Botanical Gardens

Neighborhood: Downtown Honolulu
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Address: 50 North Vineyard Blvd., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817
Phone Number: 808 522 7060
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Walking, Viewing wildlife
Description: This 14-acre garden is home to over 4,000 species of rare tropical plants.

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Foster Botanical Gardens

Foster Botanical Garden, measuring nearly 14 acres, is one of three botanical gardens located at 50 North Vineyard Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. It is near Chinatown at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Foster Botanical Garden, measuring nearly 14 acres, is one of three botanical gardens located at 50 North Vineyard Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. It is near Chinatown at the intersection of Nu'uanu Avenue and Vineyard Boulevard, downtown Oahu, HI. These gardens offers a unique & tranquil space for those who enjoy tropical plants, orchids & cycads.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Foster Botanical Gardens give you opportunity to explore unique trees that you saw in pictures or movies. Huge trees and strange shapes. Just have fun and walk between the trees and take pictures of trying to hug them. In addition you can see flowers and butterflies . Many kinds and colorful of orchids. If you are macro photographer here is... More 

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SLC
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I really enjoy going to Foster's Botanical Gardens. We enjoy the interesting plants. This is not the most spectacular garden, but for $5.00 it is well worth seeing if you enjoy plants.

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Duncan, Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

all the diverse trees and plants and flowers this place was beautiful, would be better if not in middle of city you could hear traffic, but is amazing and cost is only $5 believe parking is free. definately a must.

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Lancaster, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

If you are looking for an easy place to visit for a couple of hours, go to the Foster Botanical Gardens. Very peaceful and beautiful and easy to get around. Not sure if it ever gets crowded so a nice place to get away from the hustle of Wakiki. Call ahead and find out when they offer tours.

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Davis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My cruise ship docked at Honolulu port for two days, I have previously visited this city two times so I decided to explore some places nearby. One of my interests was botanical garden. There are five botanical gardens in Honolulu; Foster is the closest one to the port (Aloha Tower Cruise Ship Terminal). It’s a short distance to walk to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We looked around the parkland on our own first and took lots of photos. Then we took the guided tour with a very knowledgeable volunteer. This made the visit extra special with lots of items pointed out that you would easily miss otherwise. Easy to get to on the bus from Waikiki Beech.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Though Foster Botanical Garden is in the middle of Honolulu, it covers 14 acres and you'll forget you're in a city. If you particularly like flowers, go to the Conservatory first. But be sure to cover the entire gardens. The entrance fee is very small (https://www.honolulu.gov/cms-dpr-menu/site-dpr-sitearticles/568-foster-botanical-garden.html).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The Foster Botanical Gardens are an oasis in the middle of Honolulu. There are hundreds of species of trees, as well as a butterfly garden and restful benches places throughout. It isn't large by botanical garden standards, but fulfills a need for quiet and soiltude amidst the hustle and bustle of city life, especially for the tourist who is overloaded... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This Botanical garden was much, much more than I expected. Being located in the center of Honolulu, it hosted over 14 acres of beautiful foliage from around the world. So many different types of palms and coconut trees it will amaze you, however also home to many non-indigenous trees and plants that will fascinate you for hours. Home to the... More 

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