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“If you look hard you will see another layer of beauty”

Foster Botanical Gardens
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$25.00*
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Waikiki Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Honolulu
Ranked #52 of 322 things to do in Honolulu
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Owner description: This 14-acre garden is home to over 4,000 species of rare tropical plants.
Honolulu, Hawaii
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“If you look hard you will see another layer of beauty”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

We did not have any expectations about the gardens and when we got there it turned out to be a mini adventure. We looked a little harder and longer at the different trees, flowers and surroundings and enjoyed the peaceful understated gardens. If you go there in a rush or expecting something to jump out at you, you'll miss the simplistic beauty.

Visited June 2012
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Seattle
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Amazing trees”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

This is a little oasis in themiddle of Honolulu. The trees are gigantic and awesome, and there are also a lot of nice flowers. It's not polished and spiffed-up like the resorts, but it's a really nice place to stroll for an hour or two.

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so cal
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275 reviews
75 attraction reviews
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“Pleasant stroll through unusual trees”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

This garden is mostly trees rather than flowers. It is fairly close to downtown Honolulu. There is a map which describes the trees and shows where to find them. It makes for a pleasant way to spend an hour.

Visited September 2012
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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91 reviews
40 attraction reviews
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“Typical botanical garden”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

Large garden. Able to leisurely walk around in coolness. Not many interesting or rare plants to view.

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Foster is the ONLY botanical garden that you have to pay to visit. It is WELL WORTH IT. The grounds are always well kept and the aloha is always present.

Visited August 2012
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