For a brief hiatus from city life, duck into this garden. It is the oldest of the five Honolulu Botanical Gardens. The ... More
Foster Botanical Garden
For a brief hiatus from city life, duck into this garden. It is the oldest of the five Honolulu Botanical Gardens. The mission of the organization is "to plan, develop, curate, maintain and study documented collections of tropical plants in an aesthetic setting." Highlights include a palm collection, Lyon Orchid Garden, a prehistoric glen, and a number of trees rated "exceptional" for their beauty and rarity.
We spent about two hours walking around the garden and I took dozens of pictures. So many interesting trees - from the Baobob to the Earpod to the Kapok to our absolute favorite, the Talipot Palm. The one we saw was 40 years old and they bloom once in their lifetime and then die. We saw it blooming. It was incredible. The orchids and prehistoric garden were great also. It was hard to believe we were in the middle of Honolulu. SR
I was there in March, and so many flowers were blooming. It felt very tropical. There were many very strange trees that I had never seen before, even in movies. There is even a section that makes you feel like you're in Jurrasic Park. I took about 72 pictures while I was there, many of which are now hanging in my gallery. People who see them are absolutely amazed at the bizzare cannonball trees, among other things. I highly recommend a visit to this garden, as well as the Lyon Arboritum if you have the time.
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