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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
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All reviews plants and trees orchid garden downtown honolulu amazing trees corpse flower gift shop buddhist temple self guided tour spend an afternoon entrance fee couple of hours nice walk bloom species cannonball acres botany
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This by far is one of the better botanical gardens. Very pretty flowers. plants, relaxing and calm environment.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank meganplank
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s good to know there’s a botanical gardens within close proximity to Waikiki. There’s actually five in Oahu alone, and this was the nearest. There’s an entry fee, which I feel is quite costly, but then, if you look at the place, you’ll know the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank widespreadvisitor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did all 5 of the Honolulu Botanical Gardens. There is a brochure that we found that listed all 5 of them. Each one is different. This one has more mature trees, the garden is divided into different areas. There is a guide map which...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Runi58
Reviewed 12 December 2018

The Foster garden is not huge but it is very convenient to get too and has some nice plants and especially trees.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mark f
Reviewed 5 December 2018

...and you'll get a sense of them as never before - macadamia nuts, coffee, kapok, banyan, etc. Butterfly garden is outside, so don't expect much there.....

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chgoodrich78
Reviewed 26 November 2018

We spent about 1 hour hoping off the Waikiki Trolley We saw some of the largest trees we have ever see with the exception of Giant Cedars and did not realize there were so many types of palm trees. They also have a rare exhibit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Goriders99
Reviewed 21 November 2018

A nice botanical garden, the plants are all well described, the atmosphere is so peaceful that I could enjoy every single moment of my visit. If you are in the area I really suggest you to go there

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank maryvojage
Reviewed 12 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kumtux
Reviewed 9 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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4 January 2017|
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Response from george912 | 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.