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“A bit of serenity in the heart of honolulu”

Foster Botanical Gardens
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Waikiki Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Honolulu
Ranked #51 of 328 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.
State College, Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A bit of serenity in the heart of honolulu”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Even surrounded by highways, this place is heavenly. Many botanical species, magnificent trees, and usually there are very few if any people there. The mosquitoes can be a problem, so I don't usually sit on the beckoning benches, just walk and enjoy.

Visited April 2013
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Los Angeles
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“Serene walk through Paradise in the midst of busy downtown Honolulu”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

The price of admission is worth it, to see the lush tropical plants and tall trees that provide shade and oxygen. There are benches to stop and rest, and maybe bring a bento (lunch box) to enjoy during your leisurely stroll through the gardens. Be sure to visit the orchids in their hot house. The butterflies hover nearby the entrance to that place. if you like cattelya and dendrobiums, stop by to get a smell of those delicacies. Did you know that orchids had a sweet smell like no other?

Visited October 2012
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
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“Meditative Fun”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

I loved the gardens, they have paths and places to sit along the path. The trees and plants were nice to look at, the flowers were amazing! The gardens are small and there is a small fee to enter, but I was there taking a class on lei making. They have lots of classes like growing vanilla and such. The gardens are bordered by the freeway, but I convinced myself that the sound of cars was a rushing river. LOL

Visited May 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Flowery Fantasy”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Even if you are not into horticulture a walk through this beautiful gardens is well worth the time & experience. It is well marked & you will see many different unusual plants & unbelievable flowers. We were not sure about touring this to begin with but so glad we did take the time to do just that.

Visited November 2012
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Germantown, Maryland
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47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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“The Orchid house is spectacular and well done”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

It was wall to wall orchids and palms of every kind known to people plus some. There is a beautiful fountain with small fish to complete the soothing ambiance in there. The tiny geckos that wonder the garden are adorable. Some will stop and wait for their pictures to be taken. Even the entrance to the garden had beautiful potted plants of all sorts and colors. They did a very good job with this place and it is worth definitely worth seeing. It is very close to Chinatown so it is great place to walk around to work off a large dim sum brunch. There are benches for those who need to stop and "look at the scenery for a while".

Visited April 2013
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