We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Foster Botanical Gardens

50 N Vineyard Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-3759
+1 808-522-7060
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 25.00*
and up
Waikiki Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Honolulu
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
This 14-acre garden is home to over 4,000 species of rare tropical plants.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
50 N Vineyard Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-3759
Downtown Honolulu
Write a ReviewReviews (415)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 362 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Probably not interesting to the locals, but fascinating to tourists--huge odd trees, good exhibit of seed pods and such at entrance. Blue Marble Tree was interesting, Cannonball Tree, Sausage Tree, Baobob. Easy to walk and good signage.

Thank yahootraveler64
Reviewed 2 days ago

very peaceful place to relax and get some positive energy. I need to go there once a month to reload. go try it

Thank Angel M
Reviewed 4 days ago

This garden has a beautiful collection of older trees and some unusual plants. The grounds are great for relaxing and enjoying lunch on the grounds. The kids enjoyed running around and everyone can enjoy nature right in downtown Honolulu.

Thank LokinMe
Reviewed 1 week ago

These gardens are right in the middle of a large city, but you'd never know it. The gardens are beautiful. The signs made it fun for our teenage daughters. It was well worth the trip.

Thank ShariandFamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very well maintained garden. There were not a lot of blooming plants (we were there in December) but there were some very interesting trees and plants. We enjoyed watching the butterflies in the butterfly garden. If you like gardens, this is a...More

Thank AndieJMc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a small, but nice botanical garden in downtown Honolulu, near Chinatown. $5 per person & 2 clean restrooms. Takes an hour or less to walk around. Highlight was the butterflies. There are nicer & larger botanical gardens, so don't make a special trip...More

Thank Marlene H
Reviewed 15 December 2017

This is a lovely place. We arrived, by pure luck, just in time for a two hour tour of the gardens. The tour was free with admission which was nominal. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable about almost every plant in the gardens. It was interesting...More

Thank margie118
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Took tour with a local guide at 1030. He was very familiar with the gardens and very knowledgeable. Unfortunately, he went into far more detail than was necessary and lost most of his group before the tour was half over. Just my wife and I...More

Thank Ronald L
Reviewed 7 December 2017

It was okay I was expecting something far more spectacular and I couldn't find the Corpse flower and I didn't really see anyone around I could ask about it there was a couple of people manning the admission stand but I didn't want to walk...More

Thank wanderlustandsparkle
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is one of 5 gardens that comprise the Botanical Gardens of Honolulu and is well worth visiting. It is a short distance from downtown and has the most amazing trees to enjoy along with wonderful landscaping and orchids.

Thank Hollyrob69
Nearby HotelsSee all 97 hotels in Oahu
Aston at the Executive Centre Hotel
275 reviews
.91 km away
Pagoda Hotel
512 reviews
2.94 km away
Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra
3,293 reviews
3.43 km away
Prince Waikiki
422 reviews
3.83 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Shimazu Store
76 reviews
.40 km away
Royal Kitchen
88 reviews
.34 km away
Won Kee Sea Food Restaurant
33 reviews
.45 km away
Bangkok Chef
62 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby Attractions
Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii
391 reviews
.34 km away
Downtown Honolulu
431 reviews
.67 km away
566 reviews
.67 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
4 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from George L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, very small, $5.00
Judy F
26 April 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from MLE0904 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely. Although we took the Red Line trolley and could get on and off at many tourist locations.