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Foster Botanical Gardens

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Honolulu
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Address: 50 N Vineyard Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-3759
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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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Amazing trees, some flowers and a great understanding of the history of trees in Hawaii.

This is a beautiful garden close to downtown Honolulu. We were able to go from our Hilton Grand Vacations hotel to the gardens by bus. If you are a senior citizen the cost is... read more

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Cape Coral, Florida
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Cape Coral, Florida
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15 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a beautiful garden close to downtown Honolulu. We were able to go from our Hilton Grand Vacations hotel to the gardens by bus. If you are a senior citizen the cost is only $1 each way. Beware taxis are very expensive. The gardens have a map that allows you to self guide. Not perfect but manageable. You will... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to get to, but parking limited. Choice of guided tours or self-guided tours. Wealth of tropical plants from towering trees to ferns to vibrant flowers--do bring your camera because there are loads of photo ops. Several times a year open to evening tours with entertainment and also a wonderful plant sale.The gift shop is worth a visit, as they... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were disappointed by this one. The gardens were small and didn't particularly stand out in any way. The only saving grace was the interesting pieces of art peppered around the grounds. Make sure you visit the greenhouse with orchids, lilies and other beautiful flowering plants. If you're time poor I'd give it a miss. There are better attractions to... More 

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Coromandel, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice walk amongst the tall timber of Honolulu,A pleasant place to unwind from the Noise & Bustle of the City

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2 Thank Phil P
Canberra, Australia
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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a little disappointed with the Gardens. I was expecting to see brilliantly coloured plants and flowers but apart from the orchids in the greenhouse there was little else. I gather it was the wrong season. I liked the herbs planted in amongst the trees and the sculptures but overall was hoping for more.

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2 Thank MegandLuke
Gautier, Mississippi
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were too late for a guided tour, but just walking among these amazing trees was wonderful. So many varieties that we had never seen ~ at least, we thought we had never seen. A HUGE crepe myrtle, a member of the hibiscus family that was huge. Beautiful setting, enjoyable afternoon. A welcome change from the commercial areas of Waikiki.

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Reston, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only downside to the Foster Gardens is that you can always hear traffic nearby . . . but that serves as a reminder of how nice it was to find such a beautiful oasis in the middle of the big city.

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Winnipeg
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The practice of gouging tourists, under the guise of giving residents a discount, (come on, who are we kidding!) is in full swing at Foster Botanical Gardens. Tourists are charged a 66% premium! Why Hawaii (golf courses, restaurants, hotels, car rental companies etc. etc.) keep doing this I don't know. I've yet to talk to a tourist who doesn't feel... More 

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1 Thank Sheldon B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The trees were beautiful--but there were few flowers, which is, of course, one of Hawaii's landmarks. Since I visited in the spring, not the summer, you might get more of that later in the year.

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Clarence, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

It was boring, mostly trees. I was thinking it would be colorful tropical flowers but we didn't see too many.

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