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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
Phone Number: +1 808-522-7060
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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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Huge trees and informative

Foster is a nice botanical gardens that has a great collection of many different types of trees, many of which are old and very large. I never realized how many types of Palm... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The gardens are full of huge grand trees, ferns, gingers and exotic trees like cinnamon. There are sweeping green lawns towering trees and lush groves. The cannonball tree is particularly curious! The orchid display in the conservatory is stunning in colour and range of species. A lovely stroll.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Foster is a nice botanical gardens that has a great collection of many different types of trees, many of which are old and very large. I never realized how many types of Palm trees existed. We especially liked how well the plants were labeled and the pamphlet that gave interesting information about them. A visit to foster is a very... More 

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took bus to get to this location & then an easy walk to here. The gardens were not as expected. Mostly display varieties of trees. Felt there would be more flower displays. It does need quite a bit of maintenance we felt. The greenhouse had some nice orchids.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in the neighborhood or visiting Chinatown and have extra time, this is a pleasant diversion. Orchid collection in greenhouse is excellent. Several very tall and dramatic trees. Almost every plant and tree are labeled. Helpful maps and staff.

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous botanical garden. I came for the Corpse Flower but unfortunately they had already bloomed and were taken out of viewing.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This garden is just beautiful! They have such a variety of species of plants: trees, palm trees, orchids just name a few. They even have a cannonball tree which has beautiful pink flowers that turn into these balls that actually look like cannonballs. Their is a sign that reads, Look out for falling cannonballs. Priceless!

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We showed up just in time for a guide to walk us through the gardens. Chuck was very knowledgable and had lots of info on each tree and plant. Maybe it's because I lived a block from Stanley Park in Vancouver for 14 years, but the size of this park is relatively small in comparison. But it makes up for... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Still a small slice of garden in the midst of the city. Not too many flowers. If at all possible instead go to Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden in Kaneohe. Huge and surrounded by tall mountains and it is Free!

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lancashire england
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A trip here on the Trolley bus is a must. Awesome plants and trees to see and photograph. No café facilities but a gift shop selling drinks. Give yourself several hours to make full advantage of your visit.

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Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Give yourself time to explore and read about interesting plants and flowers. Some are spectacular and large, very old trees and rare plants. Quiet, peaceful, and green!

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