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Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

Opens in 23 min: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a 501(c)(3) Scientific and Educational non-profit, whose mission is to serve as a nature preserve and sanctuary, a living seed bank, and a study center for trees and plants of the tropical world. The Garden is...more
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27-717 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Papaikou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96781-7746
+1 808-964-5233
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All reviews plants and flowers golf cart ride gift shop steep walk non profit the big island mosquito repellent onomea bay ocean view miles north of hilo entrance fee scenic route crashing waves bring your camera two hours beautiful walk take your time
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are really into gardening, flowers and the beauty of nature, you should visit the HTBG. If you are not, safe the $20 entrance fees for other activities. As I love garden design, I generally enjoyed the walkaround, but I have to admit that...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 441j_rnb
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited this place with my family. This is our second time here and was in awe the whole time. Definitely God's country. We'll be back.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Breaktimer
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed the early start at the gardens. Spent a few hours soaking in the details, the beautiful orchids and ocean front scenery. Pathways well maintained and sign posted. Recommend getting there before the tour groups. It started to get busy towards the end of our...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tashmon
Reviewed 4 days ago

I must admit, I do not usually become so moved by flowers & botanic gardens, so I anticipated this would be a quick stop on our trip just to appease my mom who was accompanying me. I could not have been more wrong. We literally...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GracesMum
Reviewed 4 days ago

Gardens are stunning with the variety of flowers and scenery. It is well laid out from hillside to ocean side. Very clean. Be prepared for the hilly walk out it will give you a good work out.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dci D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful and generous gift to the state. Take time to read about the gardens and then stroll the paths. If you have an umbrella or rain jacket take it with you because the closer you get to the ocean the more likely you’ll...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cheri L
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was an accessible garden to view the tropical plants with labels through out the gardens. The ocean and waterfalls add to the enjoyable time. Very relaxing time and walkways easy to maneuver.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place. Spent hours here taking in the scenery of every gorgeous flower. Unfortunately they had some damage from a recent rain so quite a few places were “under construction” and closed. My Husband who is an avid Fisherman loved finding the fresh water prawns...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank annessajeanne
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the gardens on a lovely day in March. Temperatures were relatively cool and the gardens even more so. The beginning was a little steep going down but doable as long as you do not have mobility issues. They have a golf cart available for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CarolC1742
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous garden with outstanding specimens and views - a definite must to see Hawaii's tropical fauna - walking includes some up and down paths that are well maintained.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Lesley P
November 24, 2018|
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Response from EnjoysAdventure | Reviewed this property |
We have only been to the Hawaii Tropical Garden so can't compare it to the World Botanical Garden. What I can tell you is that we absolutely loved the HTG and spent far more time there than we expected because it was so... More
Nancy M
May 9, 2018|
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Response from EmmalinaLC | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely call and find out. If I would have brought my sister whom has partial no mobility on the right side of her body I know this walk down the steep path would have been super dangerous for her walking or on a... More
March 14, 2018|
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Response from Carol S | Reviewed this property |
$20. They did give a military discount for $15.