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Foster Botanical Gardens

50 N Vineyard Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-3759
+1 808-522-7060
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This 14-acre garden is home to over 4,000 species of rare tropical plants.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“orchid garden” (15 reviews)
“amazing trees” (8 reviews)
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50 N Vineyard Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-3759
Downtown Honolulu
+1 808-522-7060
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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
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We were riding the trolley and decided to get off and check out these gardens. It takes about an hour to stroll through. The flowers are beautiful and the trees are magnificent. We enjoyed taking the time to see the gardens.

Thank brewer888
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This garden is different than most I have visited - plants and trees and fewer flowers. Beautiful paved walk ways. Loved the unusual flowers in the pictures- it was a large pink flashy and fleshy flower on a twisty vine type plant- I asked the...More

Thank Carey O
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Went there for botany class but it was actually a very cool experience! There are so many plant species from around the world in one garden -all labeled. Though it was for educational purposes, nature is photogenic so bring your cameras! Fees: $3 for local...More

Thank Nicole T
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a visit.....low cost entrance fee...all major plants are well marked and the gardens are substantial. Saw exotic trees I had never seen before and the most amazing was a palm that was flowering....once after 25 years ..then it dies. IF you love...More

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

A beautiful peaceful and well-planned oasis in the middle of a busy city. Parts of it were in existence during the time of King Kamehameha the first, going back to the late 1700's. Well worth the visit!

1  Thank Kapuni
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Foster botanical garden is specially distinguished from others botanical gardens on the island for its collection of trees. There are 25 trees throughout the garden that are over 100 years old and designated “exceptional”. Among them is a Ficus religiosa which is a clone descendant...More

Thank abrp722
Reviewed 27 August 2017

In August 2017 I made this one of the botanical gardens that I visited while on Oahu. I'm so glad I did. The day I was there was hot, but the tree cover was fantastic with the large trees casting speckled shade on the grounds....More

Thank Locobelle
Reviewed 19 August 2017

we loved this place......big variety of trees and vey different from other places we visited..... trees are well marked and it kind of like a game to go find the featured trees that are numbered...not as many flowers here and trees are the focus but...More

Thank Hibby922
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I really enjoyed my afternoon in this garden. The selection of trees is very impressive, and a lot of them are really tall ! The smells are also part of the experience, some of the trees can be smelled from quite a distance. I quite...More

Thank Christophe C
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4 January 2017|
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Response from George L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, very small, $5.00
Judy F
26 April 2016|
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Response from Larry C | Reviewed this property |
Yes - many alternatives. I believe we took the red line, hop-on hop-off tour and it was one of the stops.