Foster Botanical Gardens in Hawaii

Address: 50 North Vineyard Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96817 - MAP
Phone: (808) 522-7065

Foster Botanical GardensFoster Botanical Gardens is an old and stately public garden. It opened to the public in 1931, and has since developed a dizzying catalog of 10,000 kinds of trees and plants, along with a massive orchid collection that is simply breathtaking.

The colorful collection of botanicals and display gardens has expanded to more than 13.5 acres. Foster Botanical Gardens is considered to be a living museum of tropical plants, representing some rare and endangered species from the world's tropics over a period of 150 years.

More than 75,000 visitors tour the gardens annually.

Some of the notable sections are:

  • Lyon Orchid Garden - A collection of Old and New World orchid species
  • Main Terrace - The oldest part of the garden, dating from 1853
  • Middle Terraces - Features palms, aroids, heliconia and ginger plants
  • Economic Garden - Includes an herb garden, spices, dyes, poisons and beverage plants
  • Prehistoric Glen - View primitive plants from around the world
  • The Orchid Conservatory - The variety of orchids here is astounding
  • Exceptional Trees - Showcases 24 trees designated "exceptional"