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Wahiawa Botanical Garden, Wahiawa

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The Wahiawa Botanical Garden, 27 acres (11 ha) is a botanical garden on a high plateau in central Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi, United States, located between the Wai'anae and Ko'olau mountain ranges. It is one of the Honolulu Botanical Gardens, and home to a collection of tropical flora requiring a relatively cool environment, with emphasis on native Hawaiian plants. It is nicknamed the "tropical jewel" of the Botanical Gardens. The Garden's site began in the 1920s, when the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association leased land from the State of Hawaiʻi for experimental tree planting. Most of the Garden's large trees date from that era. The property was transferred to Honolulu in 1950, and opened as a botanical garden in 1957. It is open seven days a week, from 9am to 4 pm.
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  • I stumbled upon this after another activity got rescheduled. I did a search for botanical gardens and found this was right up the road from where I’d pulled off. Because of the time of year, I was... 
    I stumbled upon this after another activity got rescheduled. I did a search for botanical gardens and found this was right up the road from where I’d pulled off. Because of the time of year, I was...  more »
  • Was way larger than we expected when we walked in. Definitely worth stopping even if it’s just for a few min. Not busy at all and is super gorgeous. We spent almost and hour exploring around. 
    Was way larger than we expected when we walked in. Definitely worth stopping even if it’s just for a few min. Not busy at all and is super gorgeous. We spent almost and hour exploring around.  more »
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  • Enjoyed the walk. While many plants were not in bloom, several were and marvelled at the colors. Grandchildren had fun going around to identify ten species of trees. These were from south America and Asia as well as Hawaii. It was interesting to see the different shapes of the trees and their trunks, specifically enjoyed the mahogany tree.. it was also interesting to see plants that grow on others but not in a parasitic nor symbiotic way. Can only imagine what the garden would look like at peak blooming season. A good trip any time of the year.
  • If you want to be closer to nature and you just want a light hike or exercise, this is a place to go. There are short paved trails where you get to learn various plant species. Lots and lots of tall trees. Be careful though the pathways can get slippery and you may get bitten by mosquitoes. Also, it can get really muddy especially after the rain so expect to get dirty after your exploration. The restroom is right by the entrance. Parking is also in front of the building. We need to visit more of these botanical gardens because nature deserve more appreciation. If you do, you will find the difference.

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