10 Beautiful Botanical Gardens in Hawaii!
When looking for a respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, spending time in nature can do wonders for the soul. No matter where you are in the Hawaiian Islands, there are beautiful botanical gardens and arboretums to explore. From the lush greenery of Kāne'ohe to Honolulu, here are the ten best botanical gardens and arboretums in HI.
Tucked away in the Kāne'ohe hills, Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden is a great place for a peaceful stroll. Besides abundant flowering plants, several cascading streams, waterfalls, and fish ponds will also be explored.
The Hawai‘i Tropical BioReserve & Garden is located on the Onomea coast in Papaikou and is a wonderful place to learn about the importance of rainforest biodiversity. Walk among the palms, lilies, bananas, and bromeliads while admiring the vibrant wildlife.
The Liliʻuokalani Botanical Garden is a beautiful city park located in downtown Honolulu. Here, you can wander through the bamboo grove, see the orchids, and stroll over the ko’i (Japanese carp) pond.
This 240-acre garden was donated to the public by its founders, Joyce and Ed Doty. Spend the day wandering through the diverse gardens, viewing the sculptures, and admiring the panoramic views of the ocean and coastline.
Kula Botanical Gardens is an entirely family-run botanical paradise with breathtaking gardens to explore. Take in the fragrant aromas of the roses and bougainvillea while admiring the vibrant array of flowers in the garden.
The Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens is a park that was donated to the public by Queen Liliʻuokalani. Wander through the Japanese gardens and see the orchids in bloom.
Waimea Valley is a pu'uhonua (place of refuge) where Hawaiian spirituality and traditions are still alive and vibrant. Spend the day walking through the lush gardens and learning about Hawaiian culture.
Set amongst the tropical backdrop of Kauai, the Allerton Garden is a botanical paradise that deserves to be explored. Wander through the diverse gardens that contain thousands of species from all over the world.
Explore the seven-acre botanical paradise nestled in South Kona. Take in the expansive views of Kealakekua Bay and the National Park while meandering through the gardens.
Take a step back in time at Hawaii’s only royal palace and official state residence of royalty. ʻIolani Palace is the former residence of King Kalakaua and Queen Liliʻuokalani and offers free guided tours.
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