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Lili'uokalani Botanical Garden

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Gem in the city

The garden was a tranquil find in the busy city. They have a small parking lot but we were able to... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Jean Y
Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States
Waterfall refuge in the middle of downtown Honolulu

Looking for picnic tables in a shaded area in busy downtown Honolulu? Wanting to take photos by a... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2016
Kauai, Hawaii
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  • Terrible12%
20 Aug 2017
“Gem in the city”
11 Mar 2018
“A Park, not a botanical garden”
Located along a stream and waterfalls, this garden exhibits many native Hawaiian plants.
N. Kuakini St., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817
+1 808-522-7060
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Arrived to find a quiet park with large trees overhanging a waterfall and stream. But virtually no information about the plants. Nice place to stop for a picnic if your in the area. Time poorly spent if you need to travel as we did to...More

Thank Lem H
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The garden was a tranquil find in the busy city. They have a small parking lot but we were able to get in and glad we did so we could explore and find the waterfall and babbling brook. One negative is the bathrooms on property...More

1  Thank Jean Y
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Looking for picnic tables in a shaded area in busy downtown Honolulu? Wanting to take photos by a waterfall but don't have time to visit Waimea Falls or Kauai? Hoping to see native plants without climbing in the mountains? This is an easily accessible park...More

5  Thank Treef
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Went on Saturday Feb 13 to shoot a video since I like to do spots that show off the island that would be enjoyable to both residents and visitors. Before going I read the different reviews and I have to concur with most of them....More

6  Thank Paul T
Reviewed 18 August 2015

There are nice photo-ops here - a nice though small waterfall, a rocky stream, mature trees, and well-maintained lawns. But the city should downgrade this place to a neighborhood park. The garden’s specialty is native Hawaiian plants but there aren’t many of these plants and...More

4  Thank Walter O
Reviewed 28 October 2014

Very dissappointed. The grounds are litered with debris, not much in the way of any garden. Few trees, and a quaint waterfall...thats it. May be free, but a total waste of time.

6  Thank Terri B
Reviewed 16 May 2014

I used to love it for the parking in the shade and eating lunch on a hot day and the scenery but that was over 20 years ago. Now there is very little parking - only in a fenced off area on Kuakini street and...More

3  Thank Laura T
Reviewed 8 November 2012

Named for the former owner, Queen Lili'uokalani, this gem is tucked away within the City of Honolulu. Foster Botanical Garden is nearby, too. This garden has a waterfall, trees and open space in the city. While some complain about the trash and homeless, we saw...More

2  Thank Thomas A
Reviewed 11 July 2012

You have to imagine when going to the place that once little Hawaiian children played in the beautiful waterfall. The park is located right in downtown honolulu ... downtown. You will always come across things you don't want to see at parks downtown. This park...More

4  Thank Alex W
Reviewed 10 July 2012

It's nice but small parking lot homeless trash and strangers hanging out. You get chicken skin going here!! Stay away if tourist.

3  Thank Keoki96744
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