National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hailima Road, P.O. Box 340,
Amy B. H.
Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden
- The cliff-top 100 acre estate (once the property of
Hawaiian Queen Emma) offers lush tropical foliage in garden rooms with
gravity-fed pools and fountains, and garden sculpture. Although known for being
the background for Jurassic Park, you won't find any dinosaurs.
: P.O. Box 1053, Captain Cook
, HI 96704
- The 12 acre Garden supports Native Hawaiian cultural traditions
of land use and plants and conserves the plant resources of traditional Hawaiian
cultural activities. The landscape scheme reflects four vegetation zones used by
prehistoric Hawaiians in Kona: Coastal, Lowland Dry Forest, Food and Fiber
Crops, and Upland Forest. Flora include 250 types of plants used by Hawaiians,
including native and Polynesian plants, as well as collections of Hawaiian crop
plants including banana, sugarcane, and taro.
47-200 Kahekili Highway, Kaneohe
, HI 96744-4562 (808)239-8811.
- A replica of the
actual Byodo-in-Temple in Kyoto, Japan, is surrounded by Japanese gardens and
koi ponds and showcases a 9 foot tall Buddha and a three ton Peace Bell.
Kahului Public Library, 90
School Street, Kahului
, HI 96732 (808) 873-3097.
Floral Gardens of Kula, Maui
- This Hawaiian plant garden,
displaying over 20 endemic and indigenous Hawaiian plants, was designed, planted
and is maintained by the Native Hawaiian Plant Society. The Courtyard Garden can only be viewed from
inside the Library.
: Highway 37 Across the 10 Mile Marker,
HI 96790 (808)878-2531.
- Eight acres of gardens with ocean and mountain views
display more than 1500 tropical and semi-tropical species of native and exotic
flora. A "Stairway to Heaven," a ten-foot tower, offers lovely views of the
: Honolulu Botanical Gardens, 50 N. Vineyard Boulevard,
- This historic garden, begun in 1853, offers 13.5 acres of
gardens. Special exhibits include the Lyon Orchid Garden, the Upper Terrace (the
oldest part), Middle Terraces (palms, aroids, heliconia and ginger plants),
Economic Garden (herb garden, spices, dyes, poisons and beverage plants),
Prehistoric Glen, Hybrid Orchids and Exceptional Trees.
: 99-1268 Iwaena Street, Aiea
, HI 96701 (808)527-6113 or 527-6126.
Hana Maui Botanical Gardens
- This water conservation garden, a project of the Honolulu Board of Water Supply,
exhibits water-conserving Hawaiian plants, water-conserving irrigation, and
: 470 Ulaino Road, Hana
, HI 96713 (808)248-7725.
Harold L. Lyon
- A 27-acre Hawaiian country farm with a B&B and a
tropical botanical garden.
: University of Hawai'i Manoa, 3860 Manoa Road,
, HI 96822
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
- The only university botanical garden in the U.S. located in a
tropical rain forest environment, this 193 acre Arboretum contains a vast
collection of tropical plants, including about 5000 taxa (species, varieties,
cultivars) representing about 15,000 accessions, the largest collection of palms
in any botanical garden (172 genera, 666 species, 742 taxa) and major
collections of native Hawaiian plants, gingers, aroids, heliconias, calatheas,
27-717 Old Mamalahoa Highway, P.O. Box 80, Papaikou
, HI 96781 (808)964-5233.
- This fabulous garden's 2,000 species of rare and exotic plants are displayed in
a naturalistic setting of incomparable natural beauty. Features include the Palm
Vista Trail (more than 200 species of palms), the Giant Fern Circle, the Palm
Jungle, Onomea Falls (a breathtaking three-tiered waterfall), Heliconia Trail
(80 species), Banyan Canyon, Bromeliad Hill (than 80 varieties and species), the
Orchid Garden, Flamingo and (Mandarin) Duck Pond, Wi-apple Vista, Coconut Vista,
Monkeypod Vista, Turtle Bay Vista (overlooking the Garden's marine preserve),
Trail to the Ocean (through 100 year old coconut palms and monkeypod trees),
Oceanfront Trail, Alakahi Stream Trail, Lily Lake (water lilies and koi), Cook
Pine Trail, Boulder Creek Trail, Bird Aviary, and a Torch Ginger Forest.
: Honolulu Botanical Gardens, 45-680 Luluku Road, Kaneohe
, HI 96744
- This 400 acre park features plantings from major tropical regions
around the world grouped geographically. Regions includes the Philippines,
Hawaii, Africa, Sri Lanka & India, Polynesia, Melanesia, Malaysia, and Tropical
America. Special emphasis is placed on conserving plants native to Hawaii.
Tropical Botanical Garden, Near Hana on the Hana Highway Lawai
, HI 09675
- This 220 acre garden, set among black lava flows and bordered by
a native pandanus forest, displays plant collections from the Pacific Islands of
Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia. The Garden contains the largest known
collection of breadfruit cultivars.
: Hana Highway 360E (Just after Mile
Marker 16), Keanae
, Maui, HI.
Kepaniwai Cultural Park
- This six-acre park displays over 150 varieties of
labeled native and exotic plants, including large groves of towering bamboo
trees, many palm species, food plants, canoe plants, and Heliconia Ginger.
: Iao Valley Road, Wailuku
, HI 96793 (808)243-7389.
Crater Botanic Garden
- The park honors each of the ethnic groups (Japanese, Filipino, Chinese,
Hawai'ian, early American, and Portuguese) that pioneered and settled on Maui.
It features a series of pavilions, reconstructed houses, and gardens, with a
: Inside Koko Crater (next to Koko Crater Stables),
, HI 96825 (808)522-7060.
Kula Botanical Gardens
- The garden is sited in 200 acres on the slopes
and basin of Koko Crater and places special emphasis on xeriscape gardening. It
features plants that thrive in desert-like surroundings such as African plants,
cacti and succulents, plumeria cultivars, native wiliwili, dryland palms, and
: Route 377,
638 Kekaulike Avenue,
- This 5 acre garden with a stream, fishponds, waterfalls,
landscaped mountain slopes and view of the island once belonged to Princess
Kinoiki Kekaulike. The garden displays over 1,700 varieties of tropical and
semi-tropical plants, including native koa trees, bamboo, Norfolk pines, and
: National Tropical
Botanical Garden Headquarters, Hailima Road, P.O. Box 340, Lawai
, HI 96765
Liliuokalani Botanical Garden
- A 252 site encompassing a variety of micro-climates (cool, hot,
wet, dry, lake, cliff and meadow) displays the largest ex situ collection of
native Hawaiian flora in existence as well as extensive native and exotic
plantings of palms, flowering trees, heliconias, and orchids.
North Kuakini Street, Honolulu
, HI 96817 (808) 522-7060.
Laau: A Garden of Hawaiian Healing Plants
- This 7-1/2 acre garden,
once part of the favorite picnic grounds of Queen Liliuokalani, is being
developed to display native Hawaiian plants. The site contains the Nuuanu Stream
Hawaii Medical Library
Punchbowl Street, Honolulu
, HI 96813 (808)536-9302.
- The library offers a
courtyard garden that showcases 10 Hawaiian and Polynesian plant species used in
traditional Hawaiian healing. The garden can only be viewed from inside the
: Kanaloa Avenue, Wailuk
u, HI 96793 (808)243-7397.
Maui County Research
- This 7
acre garden is devoted entirely to native Hawaiian and Polynesian introduced
plants and is soon to be renovated.
: University of Hawaii
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, 209 Mauna Place, Kula,
, HI 96790.
- This research center is home to an All America Rose Selections
accredited rose garden.
: 1670 Honoapiilani Highway, Wailuku
, HI 96793
(808)244-7643 or (800)451-6805.
Moir Gardens (Also known as
Pau a Lake Garden)
- A 40 minute narrated tram ride takes visitors
through fields of tropical agricultural products including sugar, pineapple,
macadamia nuts, coconuts, guavas, bananas, passion fruit, Maui onions, Kona
coffee and other fruits, flowers and vegetables.
, 2253 Poipu Road, Poipu
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Moir garden features an extensive collection of aloe plants. Visitors may take a
self-guided tour showcasing rare and exotic succulents and cacti, coconut and
wiliwili trees, orchids, and bromoliads, all set in a landscape of lava rock and
: Punchbowl Crater at 2177
Puowaina Drive, Honolulu
, HI 96813-1729, (808)532-3720.
Senator Fong's Plantation and Gardens
- High above the island, this resting place of
thousands of veterans who served in WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam
War is also the site of the Honolulu Memorial, honoring the sacrifices
and achievements of American Armed Forces in the Pacific during World
War II and the Korean Conflict, plus those missing from the Vietnam
: 47-285 Pulama Road,
- The 725 acre private estate owned by former US
Senator Hiram Fong offers five scenic valleys and plateaus filled with thousands
of tropical fruit, nuts, ferns, and fragrant flowers which can be viewed during
a narrated tram tour. The Senator's political life is reflected in the names of
the garden sections: the Eisenhower Plateau (Ethnic Gardens), the Ford Plateau
(Ko'olau Mountains, Pili Grass, Wild Orchids), the Johnson Plateau (Tropical
Fruit Garden), the Kennedy Valley (Hawaiian Rain Forest, Tropical Flower Garden,
Lychee Meadow, Palm Gardens) the Nixon Valley (Hawaiian Gardens, Fish Ponds, Lei
Flower Garden) and Lunalilo Heights (Ko'olau Mountains, Keneohe Bay).
2411 Makiki Heights Drive, Honolulu
, HI 98822-2547 (808)526-1322 or
Tropical Gardens of Maui
- The 3-1/2 acres Gardens were created as a place of
contemplation by an Hawaiian minister who transformed the hillside into sloping
lawns and a secluded garden ravine. This tranquil setting features trees such as
kukui, mango, monkeypod, banyan and breadfruit.
200 Iao Valley Road, Wailuku
, HI 96793 (808)244-3085.
University of Hawaii at Manoa
- 4-acre botanical garden
and export plant nursery showcases native and exotic tropical plants ranging
from Southwestern American Cactus to bizarre Miniature Palms from the rain
forest of Borneo. A self-guided tour takes the visitor past koi ponds,
taro-planted terraces, a palm grotto and banyan trees.
, HI 96822-2279.
Urban Garden Center
- The hundreds of plants on this extensively
landscaped campus are catalogued (with information and photographs) on their
of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Cooperative Extension Service, 962
Second Street, Pearl City
, HI 96782, (808)453-6050.
Wahiawa Botanical Garden
- The 30-acre educational
resource showcases ornamental and useful plants including an herb garden, a
hedge maze, ground cover and turf grass displays, a fruit orchard, and an
vegetable idea garden.
: 1396 California Avenue, Wahiawa
, HI 96786
Wailea Point Seawalk
- This 27-acre garden and forested ravine dates was first used by
sugar planters as an experimental arboretum. It features Hawaiian palms, an
Aroid garden, tree ferns, Epiphytic plants, and native Hawaiian plants.
: Between the Kea Lani and the Four Seasons Hotels,
Waimea Arboretum and
- Strolling along this half-mile walk by the ocean, the walker may
discover 73 species of littoral natives and Polynesian introduced plants as well
as some coastal shrub land areas.
: Waimea Park Audubon
Center, 59-864 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa
, HI 96712-9406, (808)638-8655 or
- The garden, part of the 1800 acres Waimea Valley Audubon Center,
consists of 36 gardens containing some 6,000 species situated in a narrow valley
rising from sea level to 1,000 feet. Gardens (including the Hibicus Evolutionary
Garden and the Hawaiian Lei Garden) focus on the preservation of flora from
threatened tropical island ecosystems in Hawaii, Guam, the Ogasawara Islands and
the Mascarenes. Other special collections include erythrinas, gingers and