Honolulu is one of the largest cities in the entire Pacific, so it's surprising that there are five somewhat expansive botanical within the city limits. The Foster Botanical Garden is the oldest of these lush areas, and offers visitors a picturesque haven to view tropical plant life. They have a huge collection of thriving flora here, that provides hours of entertainment for anyone with an appreciation for nature. If an hour or so sounds like a good start, but you are still raring to explore more gardens, there are two other expansive gardens directly adjacent to Foster's. To the north is Lili'uokalanai garden, and to the east is Queen Emma Gardens. If you are looking for a scenic place to escape the hustle and bustle of downtown Honolulu, Foster Botanical Garden, and the surrounding facilities are the place to be.
Beautiful and peaceful! Very much worth $5 admission. There were wonderful explanations of the trees and birds and benches placed strategically.
Wonderful place with very interesting trees and other plants.
Beautiful botanical gardens that host a summer concert series.
This is a great place to spend a couple of hours, specially if you have children and want to keep them active. Some parts of the garden are very noisy because the highway is right next to it. Otherwise it is very close to Waikiki and Downtown Area great access and lots of free parking. There was a few orchids blooming and we loved to see the Cannonball Tree flowers.
I appreciated the free parking in a busy downtown area. Also, admission was around $5. Wonderful spot to sketch, meditate or take small children.