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Foster Botanical Gardens

Closes in 28 min: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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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 specimens bloom cannonball acres botany
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 1 week ago

...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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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.

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
1  Thank DYu0612
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
1  Thank rustytrax
Reviewed 4 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank danielsV9341KZ
Reviewed 29 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.