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Wahiawa Botanical Garden

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Address: 1396 California Ave, Wahiawa, Oahu, HI 96786-2534
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+1 808-621-7321

A 27-acre forest with native plants in central Oahu.

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Lovely botanical garden. Best time to visit is when there is no rain as there is lots to see if one is interested in tropical plant and tree species. well maintained. Some plant... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Mississauga, Canada
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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely botanical garden. Best time to visit is when there is no rain as there is lots to see if one is interested in tropical plant and tree species. well maintained. Some plant tags are worn out. It is gentle 1.3 km uphill walk in hard surface with a steep but very short down hill incline to the falls. One... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

On the way to the Dole Plantation I stopped by the Wahiawa Botanical Gardens. Very peaceful small location with labeled flora that was very beautiful. All within 30 minutes from Honolulu.

Thank CoolLoon
Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The Wahiawa Botanical Garden is 27 acres of gorgeous tropical plants and towering trees, all well marked and connected by easily walkable paths--including many that are wheel chair and stroller accessible. Now owned by Honolulu, it is free and open seven days a week. A photographer's paradise.

Thank shelleybear2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Went one day to kill time and it ended up being a nice adventure! The only problem we ran into was the man in charge of the grounds. I guess he is a security officer but he is extremely rude!

Thank Salazarfam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Not the most spectacular botanical garden on the island, but it is still worth a visit. Some of the trees on the property are truly awe inspiring. Loved walking on the trails and seeing different plants.

Thank dwnhkr
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Surprise in middle of city. All those small house plants you buy, but on steroids. One begonia plant was four feet high. Much of garden is paved and level for bad knees and wheelchair. Other half is dirt paved switch backs with hand rails. Go down into slight ravine and back out. Very lush and feeling in jungle. All plants... More 

Thank andorian1701
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We stopped at the Wahiawa Botanical gardens because of it unparalled beauty. They have tree's donated by different countries and many walking paths. bring your walking shoe's. They have many many shelter house's for cook-outs and familty gatherings. we got some beautiful picture as well. Well worth the visit.

Thank garyhas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Botanical Garden, very relaxing a definite must-see. The garden is a great picnic spot. The staff were friendly and the grounds very well maintained. Excellent opportunity for photographers.

Thank Ramona M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

My husband, 18 month old daughter and I visited here one Wednesday morning and throughly enjoyed it. The gardens are free and fairly expansive. There is a paved portion which although hilly is suitable for a stroller. The lower portion of the gardens is unpaved and so a baby carrier or equivalent would be required. All in all we throughly... More 

Thank JMart2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

It's free and they offer different classes. Its a great place to let the kids run around and most of the plants are labeled so they can learn to identify them.

Thank L P

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