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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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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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Take the docent-led tour

If you're interested in the flora of Hawaii, both indigenous and introduced, this is a good place to get an introduction to it. We went on a docent-led tour which was excellent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
CharlesP723
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Tacoma, Washington

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Tacoma, Washington
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you're interested in the flora of Hawaii, both indigenous and introduced, this is a good place to get an introduction to it. We went on a docent-led tour which was excellent. Our guide was very knowledgable and enthusiastic, and gave us a lot of information about the plants and their uses, as well as the history of the area... More 

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surrey, bc
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Can't say I was overly impressed with this place. Seems a little run down and not very much to see. Some cool old trees, but that's about it

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Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In this midst of the business of Honolulu lies this amazing botanical garden. Do take the opportunity to visit! It is very quiet, peaceful and nature abounds in beauty. There is ample parking and definitely not expensive to visit. Go and enjoy the beauty, the scents, and if you stand real still you may even have one of the butterflies... More 

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Thank Joseph E
Palm Springs, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a bargain for $5! This is a wonderful spot on the edge of Chinatown. Some gigantic trees that are out of this world! And the greenhouse has beautiful orchids. Worth a visit.

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2 Thank Randall W
Honolulu
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easily accessible on Vineyard Street near downtown Honolulu, this is one of the hidden treasures on our islands. Many of the indigenous plants and trees seen here are rare looks at Hawaii's flora of years gone by. Tranquil wonderful place to stroll in nature.

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Americus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens are modestly priced and if you plan ahead it is possible to have a complimentary tour with an experienced and knowledgeable botanist. A guide will explain the significance of some of the trees in the collection as well as connect the seeds displayed at the entrance of the gardens with the trees they come from. Give yourself a... More 

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1 Thank Gabriele S
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the tropics I would have expected a more lush botanical gardens. Whilst the oldest botanical gardens in Hawaii it appeared that more money needed to be invested in the gardens for them to fulfill their potential

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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a previous trip we went the The Foster Botanical Gardens. The trees they have there are so beautiful and extremely big. Many things to learn and see.

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1 Thank Karen2651
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went swimming at the falls. fantastic!!! even had pics with peacocks in the parking lot. got some very good deals on some gifts for the grandkids.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at the Botanical garden on a city tour. It was unfortunate that it was not a good time for the orchid garden. We were surprised that there are so many varieties and such diversity in palm trees. Trees of particular interest are the descendant of the Bodhi (the tree that Buddha sat under for inspiration), cannonball, sausage, and... More 

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