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“Baby Luau”

Senator Fong's Plantation and Gardens
Ranked #21 of 39 things to do in Kaneohe
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Owner description: This garden has five main areas on a 725 acre property.
Reviewed 26 February 2014

Great choice for a get together! Plenty of covered seating area and nice grassy area for kids to play. Lots of free parking.

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Reviewed 18 July 2013 via mobile

The other reviews are right, this place is past it's prime as a tourist attraction, but that's mainly because the family makes money off the things they grow rather than depend on tourism. It's still a nice walk in the jungle with a lot of different varieties of fruits and flowers, depending on what's in season. The best time to go is from April to June, and you can sample fresh mountain apples, lychee, strawberry guava, and pick a wide variety of fragrant flowers. Our guide was the daughter in law of the Senator, and she was very friendly and you could tell the passion and love she had for the area. There is no longer a sign on the highway telling you where to turn, and apparently they like it that way. We were the only ones there, but they were very accommodating. The tours start at 10:30, and are $12.50 for locals. $14.50 for tourists. Kids 5 and under are free. There are no concessions, but there are restrooms.

5  Thank Jeff G
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Reviewed 16 May 2013

we like to photograph flowers so stopped to visit the gardens. Seemed deserted. We were the only visitors. Took a few minutes to find someone to take our $$, but then we got a private guided tour. Not a lot of flowers, but good descriptions of many plants by an enthusiastic guide. Spent two hours and it was pleasant, but seem the the garden had seen better days. I would not repeat.
In contrast Allerton gardens in Kauai are worth yearly visits.

1  Thank Wotsmith
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Reviewed 3 January 2013

We very much enjoyed the garden, and the view of the ocean from one area of the garden. We learned much about different trees. For the first time in our lives we saw coco (chocolate) tree, macadamian nuts trees, and several other trees.

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Reviewed 18 October 2012

Low key, nice walk, some up hill, which if your healthy shouldn't be a problem. Sneakers are a better option just for comfort. Spray down with bug spray which they provide before your walk. Bring a little shopping bad to collect fruit samples which they allowed as an example to each group. Do not expect massive "flowers" here, there are some plants, but this is a plantation, not a botanical garden. Nice staff and worth the small fee. AND if you're traveling there on your own, there is no sign on the main road so plan your trip and have a copilot for watching for the street. We loved it.

1  Thank bethk815
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