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Foster Botanical Gardens

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This 14-acre garden is home to over 4,000 species of rare tropical plants.
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50 N Vineyard Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-3759
Downtown Honolulu
+1 808-522-7060
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 12 January 2004

We found this garden listed among the many on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii. It is located in Honolulu and it is easily accessible to city residents. My wife and I like plants and we enjoyed the Foster's Garden very much. The signs and handout...More

17  Thank Trek11842
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

I visited this garden today and was very excited (initially) after reading a gardening book as a child which featured a plumeria grown in this garden. My partner & I had a disturbing incident with a gardener today which was quite upsetting. We entered the...More

5  Thank Milton255068
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All reviews plants and trees orchid garden downtown honolulu amazing trees gift shop buddhist temple self guided tour spend an afternoon entrance fee couple of hours nice walk specimens bloom cannonball acres botany gardening
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden is much smaller than the Lyon Arboretum and the Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens, but it houses an extraordinary variety of blooming orchids. Worth the respite from the downtown crowds.

Thank kumtux
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very good botanical garden. All the trees wear their name plates. There is a wide variety of trees, shrubs ad flowers. It is imperative that you join the free guided tour. The botanist was very knowledgeable, friendly and sprinkled the tour with...More

1  Thank DYu0612
Reviewed 1 week ago

Foster Botanical Gardens is one of many botanical stops that I always include when I have visitors!!! A Botanical and Historical significant point of interest. A Crown Jewel of a treasure in addition to the other Botanical Gardens on Oahu.

1  Thank rustytrax
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a couple of hours to discover the orchids, giant trees, palm trees ,and beautiful well kept gardens. You'll forget you are in the city. This is a mind blower. Don't miss this one.

2  Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Too many species of Palm Trees to list andsome of. the biggest trees I have ever seen. large array of beautiful orchards. Low admission price is a bonus

Thank jeddamay
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

[note: accessibility comments at the end] My husband & I are not at all into gardening and plants, but still really appreciate the beauty of nature. Instead of just wandering about in these gardens, we took the free-with-admission ($5/adult - $3 for locals) tour that...More

Thank OfADifferentMind
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

We had time to kill during our last day before an evening flight, so we visited Foster. What a delightful place, an oasis in a busy city. A short walk from public transportation in Chinatown district. The palm tree grove was impressive, and so many...More

Thank JohnnyJ234
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed the tranquility of this garden. I would say it was more of a arboretum than a botanical garden as the emphasis is on the trees. They are amazing and some are quite unique. You do get some traffic noise...More

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

It’s quite small and the road noise is terrible. The orchid house was pretty but that was about it. If you’re particularly interested in botany then it might excite you more but as a nice garden to look at, I’m sure there are better.

1  Thank NickM5223
Reviewed 1 September 2018

We often visit this treasure plants and flowers right in the city. It is tranquil. The busy city seems far away but is really happening right around the gardens. A stroll here is always calming and perfect eye candy. People look at their cell phones...More

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4 January 2017|
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Response from George L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, very small, $5.00
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Response from MLE0904 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely. Although we took the Red Line trolley and could get on and off at many tourist locations.