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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 days ago
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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Thank Donald S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank Ann J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved these gardens. The map they provide was a bit cryptic but the descriptive signs on the different trees and plants were informative and interesting. The gardens are easily accessible by public transportation.

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Forestville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well maintained gardens. We had a tour and our guide was excellent. Signage is good, so that you can identify the various plants and trees. A nice oasis in the middle of the city.

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Thank Lynn S
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small but perfectly formed botanical gardens. It is a bit off the beaten track and does not take long to walk around. Nice bit of shade!

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Swift Current, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cinnamon, nutmeg, coffee, strychnine, rainbow eucalyptus, tons of orchids, and every kind and size of palm tree under the sun...lots of benches to sit and relax, beautiful little park

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Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a relatively small botanical garden in the center of Honolulu. But we had a great time strolling along the winding paths here. I never knew there were so many kinds of palm trees! Or so many other kinds of trees in Hawaii. There was also a small orchid display and a butterfly house. Also a gift shop. We... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely loved the this place. $5.00 per person and you could roam around as long as you wanted to. The variety of trees was amazing. The site was clean and easy to get around. I highly recommend going there if you like trees.

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