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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: Viewing wildlife, Walking
Description: This 14-acre garden is home to over 4,000 species of rare tropical plants.

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We took the Red line bus and made our first stop at the Foster Botanical Gardens. For a modest $5 entry fee we spent over 1.5 hours wandering through the gardens and enjoying the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Llewellyn53
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Melbourne, Australia

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Santa Ana, California
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424 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were there on a very hot day, and I was amazed at how much cooler it was just to step beneath a shadow of a large tree. And, my God, how many "large trees" do they have on that site? It was incredible. We enjoyed a very leisurely walk throughout the gardens, and the only thing we wished we'd... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We took the Red line bus and made our first stop at the Foster Botanical Gardens. For a modest $5 entry fee we spent over 1.5 hours wandering through the gardens and enjoying the shade while checking out the various tree types. If you are a local i imagine it wouldn't be that interesting but we had never seen a... More 

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hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We did not pay as no one was at the front gate when we arrived 9:00 am on a Sunday morning. Not much to look at and all seemed king of ordinary. If you were bored and had nothing else to do...

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San Antonio, TX.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

One of the best ways to see Foster Botanical Garden is to take the 1:00 p.m. tour with one of the excellent docents. I've taken the tour several times and all of the docents were terrific. I learned a lot about the plants, their history, and their uses.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 874 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Boy, we were really disappointed with these "gardens". Went to a special event venue, with free admission for all...and we still didn't think it was ANYTHING. Gift shop had nothing in it of interest, really, nothing in it at all. The paths are mostly dirt or stone, not paved. The signs on the specimans are so old and corroded, or... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

To be honest, I was a bit disappointed in this attraction. I have gone to a number of the botanical gardens on Oahu and had heard this was the best. There are not a lot of flowers/plants, but the trees are beautiful. It is great for families with kids/strollers as there are many paved paths and the route is not... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

After a morning doing the usual downtown activities (Iolani Palace, Mission House) we walked through Chinatown up to the Foster Garden, which inspired the lines about a "tree museum" in Joni Mitchell's Big Yellow Taxi. It'll cost more than a dolar and a half now, but for $5 for non-resident visitors it was a cheap and peaceful way to end... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I love nature and experiencing new and exciting things in nature. I couldn't pass up on visiting this place. I have long dreamed of seeing the infamous rainbow eucalyptus trees in Hawaii and this was the main reason for visiting this location. I was so impressed. It was very clean, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The orchid... More 

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Wayne, PA.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Let me just say I was pleasantly surprised after touring this garden: I figured I would see alot of tropical plants (I did) but not the amazing selection of trees! Very impressive and would highly recommend a visit if you want a change of pace from the beaches and 'touristy' parts of Hawaii.

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We have been to Oahu five times and just found out about Foster Botanical Garden. It is, indeed, a slice of heaven, amidst the metropolis of Honolulu. You can hear H1 in the distance, but the sound does not detract from the beauty. Foster’s is located right on Vineyard Boulevard, right of H1. It is close to Chinatown. The hours... More 

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Additional Information about Foster Botanical Gardens

Address: 50 North Vineyard Blvd., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817
Phone Number: 808 522 7060
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Downtown Honolulu
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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