On this lush 400-acre preserve, all of the world's foremost tropical regions are grouped geographically. A staggering variety... More
Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden
On this lush 400-acre preserve, all of the world's foremost tropical regions are grouped geographically. A staggering variety of rare and endangered plants thrive here, with particular emphasis placed on native Hawaiian flora. Facilities include hiking trails, campgrounds, a visitor center and a 32-acre (non-swimming) lake. A variety of educational programs such as guided nature hikes are offered. Camping is allowed on weekend nights (Friday through Sunday).
The Gardens didn't have much to see and there really aren't trails - just walk where the grounds are flat?!? Don't feed the ducks/gooses or they'll (all 50-60 of them) follow you for a LONG time. There were a handful of nice interesting flowers/fruit photo opprotunities. Hours of operation are 9-4pm. The entrance road is locked at 4pm so if you do come make sure you leave by 4pm! Don't forget BUG SPRAY!
The visitor's center does have helpful and informative people.