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Foster Botanical Gardens

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Neighborhood: Downtown Honolulu
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Address: 50 N Vineyard Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-3759
Phone Number: 808 522 7060
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This 14-acre garden is home to over 4,000 species of rare tropical plants.

This 14-acre garden is home to over 4,000 species of rare tropical plants.

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Good Sampling of Hawaiin Flora

This is a pretty small garden but does show many types of palms, prehistoric cycads and a few orchids. In addition there are many economic plants like coffee, cocoa, tarot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Stockton, California
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a wonderful experience to walk through this lovely botanical garden. There are flowers and plants growing here that you will never see anywhere else in the world. Plan to stay for at least a couple of hours, so you will be able to enjoy everything. It is a memory that you will hold close to your heart. There... More 

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in the area or it would have been a big disappointment. Very few flowers, just a couple of butterflies. The Quipo tree was favorite attraction. Several feet on circumference and tall!

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Stockton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a pretty small garden but does show many types of palms, prehistoric cycads and a few orchids. In addition there are many economic plants like coffee, cocoa, tarot, spices and herbs. Very peaceful outdoor setting but fine for families with children

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the greenhouse with the orchids! Was excited that the Corpse Flower was blooming during our visit. A knowledgeable volunteer was able to share much fascinating information. Some of the trees on the grounds are amazing. Carry water ... it can get hot and muggy!

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Cypress, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited on a Sunday afternoon and there few people. It is unique in many ways: private off-street parking lot, shade, knowledgeable staff, beautiful specimen of plants and interesting history.

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West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hawaiian leis are "perfume around your neck." The atmosphere is conducive to lush greenery. It is PARADISE!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed walking thru the garden. the trees and plants were beautiful. A real peaceful walk to.

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Garland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The gardens provide a quiet retreat from big-city Honolulu. The most interesting features are the giant trees that date back to the 1800's. There is a self-guided tour, but the location of the specimens identified is not always obvious. Just go to enjoy the serenity and to gawk as some of the giants. The admission fee varies, but is quite... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This place is nice, but Bob S. makes the garden wonderful! Bob was about halfway through a tour when he welcomed my boyfriend and I to tag along. His passion for plants and the garden is infectious. You learn so much from him and he really changes your outlook on plant life. The garden is a great place to walk... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We've been to Oahu so many times but have never visited this garden. We were pleasantly surprised. We have been to some nice botanical gardens on several islands but I will admit this one has some very unique trees, plants and a wide variety of orchids some of which were completely new to us. Admission is $5 per person and... More 

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