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3530 Papalina Road
Kalaheo, HI 96741
Allerton Garden also known as Lāwaʻi-kai, is a botanical garden, originally created by Robert Allerton and John Gregg Allerton, located on the south shore of Kauai, Hawaii. It is a garden paradise, transformed through time by the hands of a Hawaiian Queen, by a sugar plantation magnate, and most significantly by an artist and an architect. It is open to visitors.
Enchanting Floral Gardens of Kula, Maui
2505 Kula Highway (Highway 37),
Kula, Maui, Hawaii
Enchanting Floral Gardens of Kula, Maui is a 8 acre botanical garden located at 2505 Kula Highway (Highway 37), Kula, Maui, Hawaii. This garden covers over 1500 species of tropical and semi-tropical plants and flowers from around the world. It is open daily with an admission fee.
Foster Botanical Garden
50 North Vineyard Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96817
Foster Botanical Garden, 13.5 acres, is one of three botanical gardens located at 50 North Vineyard Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. As the oldest of the Honolulu Botanical Gardens, Foster Garden displays a mature and impressive collection of tropical plants.It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Amy B. H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden
1525 Bernice Street,
The Amy B. H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden is a 15 acres botanical garden operated by the Bernice P. Bishop Museum and located near Captain Cook, Hawaii in the Kona District on the Big Island of Hawaii. The focus of this Garden is Hawaiian ethnobotany, the study of Hawaiian people and their plants. Today the garden contains over 200 species of endemic, indigenous, and Polynesian-introduced plants that grew in Kona before Captain James Cook’s arrival.
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
27-717 Old Mamalahoa Highway
P.O. Box 80, Papaikou, HI
The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a nonprofit 17 acres botanical garden and nature preserve located off Route 19 at 27-717 Old Māmalahoa Highway, Pāpa’ikou, Hawaii. It is a museum of living plants that attracts photographers, gardeners, botanists, scientists, and nature lovers from around the world. Today the garden contains over 2,000 plant species, representing more than 125 families and 750 genera, with good collections of palms, heliconias, and bromeliads.
Hi’iaka’s Healing Herb Garden
15-1667 2nd St.
Keaau, HI 96749
Hi’iaka’s Healing Herb Garden is a 1 acre herb garden located at 15-1667 2nd Avenue, Kea’au, Hawaii. The Herb garden is dedicated to conserving and educating about endangered Hawaiian medicinal plants from the la‘au lapa‘au tradition of natural healing. The garden contains some 80 species of Hawaiian plants, including endangered medicinal plants from Hawaii and other tropical areas.
Hilo Tropical Gardens
1477 Kalanianaole Avenue,
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Hilo Tropical Gardens, located at 1477 Kalanianaole Avenue, Hilo, Hawaii (island), Hawaii is a 2 acre guest house for a wide range of budget travelers. Plantings include orchids, anthuriums, and other tropical ornamental plants, set within a landscape of lily ponds, waterfalls, and Oriental bridges. The Gardens now offers camping, dorm-style accommodations, private rooms and private cabins.
Honolulu Botanical Gardens
The Honolulu Botanical Gardens are botanical gardens located in Honolulu County, Oahu, Hawaii, and operated under the county’s auspices. There are five distinct gardens forming a unique garden system. The five gardens are located in different ecological settings around the island of Oahu. These are Foster Botanical Garden, Ho`omaluhia Botanical Garden, Koko Crater Botanical Garden, Lili`uokalani Botanical Garden, and Wahiawa Botanical Garden.
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden
45-680 Luluku Road,
Kāne’ohe, Oahu, Hawaii
The Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden (approximately 400 acres) is a botanical garden located at 45-680 Luluku Road, Kāne’ohe, Oahu, Hawaii. The Garden was designed and built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide flood protection for Kaneohe. The garden includes a lake (32 acres) and walking trails, as well as a day use area, campgrounds, and a visitor center with lecture room, exhibition hall, workshop, and botanical library.
‘Ula’ino Road, Hana,
Maui, Hawaii, USA, HI 96713
Kahanu Garden is a 294-acre botanical garden located on the Hāna Highway near Hāna, Maui, Hawaiʻi. Plant collections from the Pacific Islands are the focus here, particularly plants of value to the Hawaiian people as well as to other cultures of Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia. Kahanu Garden is open to visitors. An admission fee is charged.
Kaia Ranch Tropical Botanical Gardens
470 Ulaino Road, Hana,
Kaia Ranch Tropical Botanical Gardens is a small 27 acres botanical garden located on the grounds of the Kaia Ranch Bed and Breakfast. The garden consist tropical fruits and flowers and also are home to Polynesian and Hawaiian native species.
Kalopa State Recreation Area
Honoka’a, HI 96727
The Kalopa Native Forest State Park and Recreation Area is a state park with an arboretum of native trees located approximately 40 mi (64 km) northwest of Hilo, near the village of Honokaʻa, a few miles inland from the Mamalahoa Highway (Route 19) section of the Hawaii Belt Road, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii. This park is just one of the many that offer camping facilities, which you can rent individually or as a group. There are also nature hikes and picnic facilities, so bring the family and make a sunny day out of it.
Keʻanae Arboretum (6 acres / 2.4 hectares) is an arboretum and botanical garden located on the Hana Highway (Highway 360) about 1-mile (1.6 km) west of Keʻanae, Maui, Hawaii, USA. It is open daily without charge. This arboretum and botanical garden features Maui’s finest natures trails with trees, flowers and foliage native to the island. There are many trails, long and short, throughout the Arboretum that can be enjoyed.
Koko Crater Botanical Garden
50 N. Vineyard Blvd.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Koko Crater Botanical Garden is a 60-acre basin inside the landmark Koko Crater on the eastern end of the island of Oahu. The hot, dry climate here makes this garden the ideal location for the dryland collections of the Honolulu Botanical Gardens.
Kula Botanical Garden
638 Kekaulike Avenue
Kula Botanical Garden is a 6-acre (24,000 m2) botanical garden located on Kekaulike Highway (Highway 377) near the Kula Highway (Highway 37) junction, Maui, Hawaii. Established in 1968 by Warren and Helen McCord as a display garden for Warren’s landscape architecture business, the garden has evolved into a tourist destination that draws thousands of visitors every year.
Lili’uokalani Botanical Garden
N. Kuakini St. Honolulu
Oahu, HI 96817
The Liliʻuokalani Botanical Garden (7.5 acres) is a city park and young botanical garden located on North Kuakini Street, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. It is one of the Honolulu Botanical Gardens, and open daily without charge. This garden has beautiful picnic areas as well as the lovely Nuuanu Stream and Waikahalulu Waterfall running through the grounds.
Liliuokalani Park and Gardens
Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens is a 30-acre (120,000 m2) park with Japanese gardens, located on Banyan Drive in Hilo on the island of Hawaii. This beautiful and peaceful park in Hilo is dedicated to Queen Lydia Lili’uokalani – the greatly beloved and final Monarch of the Hawaiian islands. Queen Lili’uokalani ruled Hawai’i from January 17, 1891 until her illegal deposition on January 17, 1893 by American business, political, and military interests.
Limahuli Garden and Preserve
3530 Papalina Road
Kalaheo, North Kauai
Limahuli Garden and Preserve is set in a verdant tropical valley on the north shore of the Hawaiian Island of Kaua`i. The Garden is backdropped by the majestic Makana Mountain and overlooks the Pacific Ocean.
Harold L. Lyon Arboretum, University of Hawai`i-Manoa
3860 Manoa Road, Honolulu
The Lyon Arboretum is a 200-acre (0.8 km2) botanical garden managed by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa located at the upper end of Mānoa Valley in Hawaii. The Lyon Arboretum and Botanical Garden is the only University botanical garden located in a tropical rainforest in the United States. It is also the only easily accessible tropical rainforest on the island of O’ahu.
The Manuka State Wayside Park is a state park of 13.4 acres (5.4 ha) with an arboretum. This ‘Wayside Park’ is located just north of mile marker 81 on the Mamalahoa Highway about halfway between Kailua-Kona and Volcano on the mauka side of the road.
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
150 Kanaloa Ave. Kahului
The Maui Nui Botanical Gardens (7 acres), formerly known as the Maui Zoological and Botanical Gardens, are botanical gardens located at 150 Kanaloa Avenue, Kahului, Maui, Hawaii. The mission of the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is to foster an appreciation and understanding of the living Hawaiian islands of today, emphasizing the plants of Maui Nui (Maui, Moloka’i, Lana’i and Kaho’olawe), and providing a center for environmental education, Hawaiian cultural expression, conservation, biological study, and recreation.
McBryde Garden has become a veritable botanical ark of tropical flora. Situated on the south shore of the Hawaiian island of Kaua`i, McBryde Garden is nestled in the picturesque and historical Lāwa`i Valley. The site of the first garden of the NTBG, the Lāwa`i Valley was chosen for its diversity of climate, soils, and topography. The area affords a kaleidoscope of distinct micro-environments which are cool, hot, wet, dry, lake, cliff or meadow.
2253 Poipu Road
Poipu, Kauai Hawaii, 96756
The well-known Moir Garden is located on the grounds of Kiahuna Plantation amongst the beach bungalows. The garden was created by Alexandra Moir during the time her husband was the plantation manager. Originally developed in the 1930’s, the Moir Garden was officially opened to the public in the mid-1950’s.
Na ‘Āina Kai Botanical Gardens
P.O. Box 1134 • 4101 Wailapa Road
Kilauea, HI 96754
Na ʻĀina Kai Botanical Gardens (240 acres including forest and farmland) are nonprofit botanical gardens located at 4101 Wailapa Road, Kīlauea, Kauaʻi, Hawaii. Na ʻĀina Kai was established by Joyce and Ed Doty in 1982. In 1999, it became a nonprofit organization and opened to the public.
Nani Mau Gardens
421 Makalika Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Nani Mau Gardens, located in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii, has evolved into a treasure of the Islands with 20 acres of many-splendored tropical flowers and trees, pools and waterfalls and sun dappled paths. Nani Mau Gardens (20 acres) are commercial botanical gardens located at 421 Makalika Street, Hilo, Hawaii on the island of Hawaii
Olu Pua Botanical Gardens
Kalaheo, HI 96741-0518
Olu Pua Botanical Garden and Plantation (12.5 acres) is a private botanical garden located on Highway 50 near Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii. Olu Pua means ‘at peace among the flowers.’ The estate was the manager’s residence for the Kauai Pineapple Plantation. The estate is no longer open to the public.
Pua Mau Place Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Arboretum & Botanical Garden
P.O. Box 44555 ~ 10 Ala Kahua ~ Kawaihae
Hawaii 96743 USA
Pua Mau Place Arboretum and Botanical Garden (45 acres) is an early-stage, nonprofit arboretum and botanical garden located off Highway 270 at 10 Ala Kahua, Kawaihae, on the dry slopes of the Kohala Mountain Range on Hawaii (island), Hawaii. It is open daily with an admission fee. Their vision is to educate and create a unique spot for everyone to enjoy. They offer an environment for plant enthusiast, both professional and amateur, and they offer a bit of paradise for all to experience!
Sadie Seymour Botanical Gardens
76-6280 Kuakini Hwy
Kailua Kona, HI 96740-2286
The Sadie Seymour Botanical Gardens are nonprofit 1.5 acres botanical gardens located on the grounds of the Kona Outdoor Circle Educational Center, Kailua Kona, Hawaii. It features a terraced garden, with each level presenting exotic plants from different locales that commonly grow in the Hawaiian Islands. The grounds also contain an archaeological site called a Heiau, Kealakowaʻa Heiau (“temple on the way for dragging canoes” in the Hawaiian Language).
Tropical Gardens of Maui
200 Iao Valley Road
Wailuku HI 96793
Tropical Gardens of Maui is a 4 acre commercial nursery with botanical garden, located at 200 Iao Valley Road, Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii. For over 24 years they have been raising and exporting quality orchids, palms & other rare and exotic plants. The gardens were established in 1987, and are located in a valley floor at approximately 800 feet (240 m) elevation.
University of Hawaii at Hilo Botanical Gardens
200 W. Kawili St., Hilo, HI 96720
The University of Hawaii at Hilo Botanical Gardens are botanical gardens on the University of Hawaii at Hilo campus, located at 200 West Kawili Street, Hilo, Hawaii on the island of Hawaii. The Botanical Garden includes one of the largest and most complete collections of cycads in Hawaii. It also contains palm trees from around the world, with an almost complete collection of Hawaiian Pritchardia spp. including the endangered loulu.
Wahiawa Botanical Garden
1396 California Avenue,
Wahiawa, HI 96786
The Wahiawa Botanical Garden, is a 27 acre botanical garden on a high plateau in central Oʻahu, Hawaii, USA. It is home to tropical flora requiring a cooler environment. he Garden’s site began in the 1920s, when the Hawaiian Sugar Planters’ Association leased land from the State of Hawaii for experimental tree planting.
59-864 Kamehameha Highway
North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii
Waimea Valley is an area of historic cultural significance on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. It is the home of more than 5,000 documented kinds of tropical and subtropical plants including native and endangered Hawaiian plants.
World Botanical Gardens
PO Box 324
Honomu, Hawaii 96728
World Botanical Gardens and Umauma Falls are commercial botanical gardens with a large waterfall, located in Umauma. It is situated on 300 acres of former sugarcane fields on the Big Island, and include the spectacular triple tiered Umauma Falls, acclaimed as Hawaii’s most beautiful waterfall. They currently contain more than 5,000 plant species, with stated plans to eventually expand to some 30,000 species.