Foster Botanical Gardens
Foster Botanical Gardens
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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This 14-acre garden is home to over 4,000 species of rare tropical plants.
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brownie
Atlanta, GA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
A humble retreat where plant/tree labels are good and you can walk peacefully for 1 hr. and get away from Honolulu bustle.
Written 21 May 2024
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Evelin H
Maple, Canada510 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Nice place to walk around or hike.Great fun day out.Very relaxing. We took a drive an ended up there, you can bring a picnic and sit and eat at the many benches.
Written 20 May 2024
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Kittygal 🇺🇦 🌻
Los Angeles, CA8,734 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
This lovely spot is just outside of Chinatown in central Honolulu. Definitely worth seeing! I spent a few quiet hours on a recent Saturday and enjoyed the wide variety of plantings on offer. There's lots of birdsong, too. You wouldn't know your just blocks from the bustle of downtown.

The gift shop has a nice selection of items, and there are specialized tours and events happening throughout the year.
Written 6 December 2023
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ATLAS313
San Francisco, CA155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
For the price, $5 it was definetly worth it. Mostly unique trees, but there was a small arboretum that had some nice flowers.
Written 7 November 2023
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Jeremy C
Atlanta, GA857 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
It's not a huge garden but very enjoyable to explore, especially the large variety of very unique trees. Well worth a visit.
Written 24 October 2023
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islandlovingtwosome
Lake Forest, CA87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This is a smallish botanical garden and they seem to focus more on trees than flowers. It is, however, a lovely park-like setting. Very green and serene with large open lawn space and also some themed sections. A wonderful place to sit and relax or read a book. The many different varieties of trees is quite amazing. For $5 admission per person you can't go wrong.
Written 11 October 2023
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Janet W
Kilburn, UK195 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
If you’re doing all the main botanical gardens in Hawaii, I’d give this one a miss. It’s basically a small city park, with a few interesting trees and flowers. Plus, note that it’s going to be closed for some weeks now for a construction project. So check it’s open before heading out.

If you’re staying in Waikiki and are looking for a change from the beach, coming to this park would be a good little excursion.

If you have a car and limited time, visit the Koko Crater Trail and gardens instead … far larger, very impressive, and free!
Written 14 February 2023
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AppleTrees4Me
Riverside, CA96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We were pleasantly surprised by the Foster Botanical Gardens. It costs $5 and they give you a map for a self-guided tour. They have a good variety of plants and it is a bit of an oasis. The Lili'uokalani Gardens next door have great Banyan trees, and is worth a visit.
Written 29 January 2023
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Paul W
Olympia, WA42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
This is a true gem, small easy to get to and in the middle of Honolulu. Lots of beautiful birds, plants, trees and butterflies. Easy free parking and very nice staff.
Written 26 January 2023
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CanadianTraveler
Spruce Grove, Canada221 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
A small but beautiful garden. Lots of gorgeous trees. Very peaceful. Also, admission is $5 which is reasonable.
Written 19 January 2023
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