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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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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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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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Relaxing Stroll Through Beautiful Garden

A fun and easy walk through exotic specimens of trees and flowering plants. Lots to see - from huge trees to orchids and other assorted tropical flowers and plants. Peaceful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Amity, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must do for anyone who loves flowers and trees, photographers, artists and birdwatchers. There is a wonderful self-guided walk. The bird watching is great, we counted 12 species just walking casually.

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Copperas Cove, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Flowers and trees were blooming and everything was green. Walking paths were cleared and in a quiet area of Honolulu.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice grounds. Needs a bathroom closer to entrance. Great ideas of the creators of the gardens. Great history.

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seeing so many of Hawaii's trees and flowering plants was amazing especially when guided through the area with a local member of the Botanical Gardens. The walk along the paths was really comfortable and informative since many plants and trees were labeled. Beautiful throughout!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fun and easy walk through exotic specimens of trees and flowering plants. Lots to see - from huge trees to orchids and other assorted tropical flowers and plants. Peaceful escape from the city, but only 15 minutes from Waikiki!

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Wasilla, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is very worth while. The trails are a little confusing and the map was of limited assistance. Wish more flowers had been in bloom.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

During my holiday i was following the Lonely Planet pocket guide book and this garden was a "🔥 spot" It's very close to China Town & Downtown so when I was there I simple walked to the garden. It's not so big, but truly rare species of plants can be found here. I enjoyed a peaceful walk in the garden... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

It's a 5 dollar admission fee, but well worth it. There are lots of big trees and stories to go with all of them. The ancient plant garden is interesting, and definitely visit the butterfly garden and greenhouse for a great selection of orchids. It's a good spot to read a book, as it's peaceful even with the sound of... More 

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