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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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If you want to know what kind of tree your looking at what kind of plant that is this place will tell you.

I love local areas to see the flowers and trees. Hawaii has some unusual trees and plants. I wanted to know more about them. So this place has a display of the seeds from here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Karen A
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Chesterfield, Virginia

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

I love local areas to see the flowers and trees. Hawaii has some unusual trees and plants. I wanted to know more about them. So this place has a display of the seeds from here as you enter. I was rather disapointed in how large the place was. I like large botanical gardens. This was a nice walk with some... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This is a bit out of the way and off the usual beaten track but if you are interested in this sort of thing and want a bit of peace and quiet then take the bus out to this lovely place. When you enter, you are given a useful map and information leaflet that explains all about the most interesting... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A peaceful oasis in the middle of Honolulu. These gardens have some amazing trees and flowers, great way to spend an afternoon.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

this place was a nice break from the hussle to just walk throw the beautful gardens or just sit and take it easy, the flowers and the smells will stay with you a life time

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new york, ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

this was certainly the emptiest place we visited in all of hawaii! it is convenient to Chinatown, so we decided to stop in. what struck us was how unkempt it was, besides being virtually empty. the plants are allowed to shed leaves and no one appears to pick them up.

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hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a small botanical garden, an oasis in the midst of Honolulu, which continues to grow. If for some strange reason you are in Hawaii and can NOT get out of Honolulu and Waikiki, then its a good one to visit, with an entrance fee. However, I highly recommend Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden located in Kaneohe , just a 20... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This small garden has a huge variety of native and imported plants, some very old. I was able to see everything in about an hour, but got some fantastic photos of unusual trees and orchids.

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Clayton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Exotic trees, lush and tall, are the mainstay of this garden. You will appreciate them even more if you take advantage of the many benches provided to stop and rest in the shade they provide, especially on a hot summer day. There is also a gift shop that sells cold drinks. Consider stopping at the temple nearby to complete your... More 

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san diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Every year when I come home, I find something new to see. I had never heard about the Foster Botanical Garden, and I found it on a map when I was looking for something else. There is a charge to go in and locals receive a discounted admission. It was really hot on the day I came and yes, it... More 

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

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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