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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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A pleasant place to wander

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Garland, Texas
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West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Victoria, British Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens were lovely, although we found the map just a little confusing. The bird identification sheet was great to have. Overall it was a beautiful place to visit and learn the names of some of the local plant-life.

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Thank terresa2016
California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here many times, for contemplation, to relax, to learn more about tropical plants. It is a beautiful garden, a sheltered oasis in the midst of the traffic, noise, and too-fast pace of Honolulu. A remainder and reminder of past times, when the Islands were still a paradise. The last time I went it was not so well... More 

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Raeford, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice short walk through the garden that took about 1 1/2 hours. We were fortunate enough to see the corpse plant in bloom that was an extra bonus. There is a fee to get in but parking is free.

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I came here at the last minute with a local who knew about the corpse plant blooming. We saw it before the blossom started to recede. The walk through the park to the greenhouse where the corpse plant is was beautiful and relaxing. The orchids in the greenhouse are absolutely beautiful. We didn't have much time when were here, so... More 

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North Pole, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We arrived just in time for a guided tour of the garden. It was wonderful. The guide was informative and accommodating to the pace we needed.

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