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Foster Botanical Gardens

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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50 N Vineyard Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-3759
Downtown Honolulu
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This might more accurately be called an arboretum, but let’s not quibble about vocabulary: it is a simply beautiful garden with some absolutely awesome trees. We thought the leaflet describing around 50 of the most significant trees particularly helpful, with explanations of their significance which...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Eric_the_Bish
Reviewed July 4, 2019

Very beautiful gardens. Magnificent trees, very well groomed and maintained. A refuge in a thriving metropolis

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank James C
Reviewed June 22, 2019

Beautiful oasis in Honolulu of gorgeous flowers and giant tropical trees. Definitely worth the trip to take a stroll around the grounds and see all the wonderful plants. They have all kinds of wonderful flowers and palms and the giant kapok trees will make you...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ohioexplorer28
Reviewed May 21, 2019

We went in the morning and it was a great time to go.... Not too hot and a nice breeze. The staff was very friendly! The grounds are beautifully maintained and being able to walk around and see all the different trees / flowers /...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank LilSisKY
Reviewed May 7, 2019

Experience not only plants of Hawaii, but from all over the world. Take a leisurely stroll through the gardens. This location is accessible via public transportation. No need to rent a car.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank James S
Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

Visited in May. Weather was great and several fliers were in bloom. Most spectacular is the collosal yellow tree (silver wattle) that gave us a beautiful show of dazzling drops of yellow flowers. Great place for a blanket and picnic. Not all the trails accommodated...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

I am visiting from New Hampshire and had a great time. The trees and flowers are beautiful! There is a walking map that helped guide my way through the many trails. Do not miss the green house, I almost did. This is where all the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank P2574ANvalerieb
Reviewed April 9, 2019

We enjoyed our time wandering in this lovely garden. The trees and plants are very interesting and we particularly enjoyed the orchid area. It is not very disabled friendly, but there are loos for the disabled and, if it is not too wet, you can...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Margaret1917
Reviewed April 6, 2019

Very nice botanical garden in the middle of the concrete jungle. Just the right price for the size. Lots of small school groups, which was actually really nice to see. If you have time, however, go to the Wainai Valley Botanical Garden and falls. A...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank seastarswimming
Reviewed March 20, 2019

Although not as many flowers as I expected, this was still an incredibly relaxing experience as I meandered through the tranquil gardens.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Rie S
July 18, 2019|
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Response from Ray H | Reviewed this property |
I think they did, but I paid cash
January 3, 2017|
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Yes, very small, $5.00
Judy F
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Response from MLE0904 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely. Although we took the Red Line trolley and could get on and off at many tourist locations.