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Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens

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Address: 45-680 Luluku Rd, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-1855
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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A 200 acre botanical garden.

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Gorgeous grounds, lush vegetation

This is a beautiful drive through with hundreds of different species of plants, flowers, and trees. On this particular visit, the road was closed part way through, so we really... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 January 2017
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is a beautiful drive through with hundreds of different species of plants, flowers, and trees. On this particular visit, the road was closed part way through, so we really don't know what we were missing. We pulled into one of the many lots and took a lovely hike back to the lake.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed our visit though it was a little muddy, so next time we'll try to go when its sunny and good weather. We enjoyed the scenery, the lake, the fish, ducks and wild boar. If you want to have some serene and peaceful state or enjoy nature, this is one of the place to be.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We hoped to find someplace inspirational to paint, but the grounds were too muddy when we visited. Wear bug spray. I enjoyed walking on the path to the lake and reading the information about the plants and trees along it. It's worth a stop to walk the path to the lake and back and it's free!

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

I guess I hadn't expected the Hoomaluhia Gardens to be what they really are. You can drive between various parking areas. Plants are arranged according region, but I am not a botanist and there wasn't enough information or signage for me to be able to make any distinctions. This was very disappointing as I'd hoped to learn something about Hawaiian... More 

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Berea, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We stayed in Kailua prior to snorkeling at Hanauma Bay. This was a nice afternoon activity, when we arrived at our BNB early. The ladies in the office were nice and informative. We walked one of the trails down to the lake. At this site, there weren't as many flowers as there are at the Botanicial Garden on the Big... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

KANEOHE RAINS RAINS RAINS -especially in winter months . I live in Kahalu'u which is part of Kaneohe. These gardens are gorgeous and tropical--there are already many pictures posted to get the idea. But I'm writing this to say CHECK FORECAST first, especially in winter rainy season months (Dec-Feb). If it has been raining heavily it will be a soggy... More 

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San Gabriel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Visited the garden after a rain the night before and it was very fresh. Some areas were soggy but the scenery was fantastic as always. Great picture opportunities. My nephew and I wanted to see the stream and so we braved the muddy trail in bare feet and have the pictures to prove it. This is always a special place... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This botanical garden is something you can drive through and enjoy the beauty from your car, but it also has many walking trails as well as plenty of restrooms for those who want to spend more time. We were with someone who has difficulty walking so it was nice to be able to drive through and see so much.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Very unexpected so close to Honolulu. Layout gives the option of driving slowly through or walking from garden to garden. So many birds!! Wear sturdy shoes if you really want to explore. Be on the lookout for pedestrians and parents with strollers. Climb to lookout is steep, but view makes up for it.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This park is in a very natural state, and many plants are marked with their botanical and common names. Set against the majestic mountains below the Pali Lookout on the Windward side of Oahu, morning light is perfect for photography. Temperatures at that time of day are also more tolerable for a nice leisurely stroll without the distraction of city... More 

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