We drove up and no one was there, only a sign telling us to where to pay and where to pick up a very poorly written map and guide to the gardens. The guide and all the signs were mainly admonishments about what not to do; the attitude was downright hostile. When we started walking, we found that no one had walked the paths in days and giant spiders had spun their webs across the paths; I had to pick up a large stick and bushwhack through the webs Indiana Jones style, clearing a path for my terrified family.
It might still have been worth battling the spiders and hostile (unseen) staff if the gardens were spectacular, but there was really nothing to see. Somehow nearly all of the tropical plants (flowers and fruits) were not flowering or fruiting even though they were in other places at the same time of year. Obviously there's no maintenance being done. I kept hoping around the next corner and the next tangle of spider webs there would be fruiting mangosteen trees or something, but nope, nada, nothing.
Give this place a complete miss... there are plenty of interesting things to see on the road to Hana, this isn't one of them.
By the way many reviewers have this place confused with the Garden of Eden further down the road away from Hana. We didn't visit that place because it seemed expensive for what it was, but at least (from the outside) it seemed well staffed and well maintained.
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