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.
This 200 acre stretch of Koko Crater was set aside in 1958, with a long term (as yet only partially
realized) plan of turning it into a botanical garden. Eventually, it will be a landscape where endangered plants suitable ...
Hula dancers greet each sunset sailor as passengers depart on the largest of the local cruise ships, The Star of
Honolulu. Visitors cruise off Oahu's leeward shore as the sun sinks below the horizon and the twinkling lights of ...
This museum provides a fascinating look into Hawaii's colorful past. Founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop for his wife,
the last descendant of the Kamehameha family, the museum has multiple permanent and special exhibits. From diverse subjects including ...