World Botanical Gardens in Hawaii

Address: 16 Mile Marker, Honomu, HI 96728 - MAP
Phone: (808) 963-5427
Web: www.worldbotanicalgardens.com

World Botanical GardensThe World Botanical Gardens is the premier destination for nature lovers, featuring more than 5,000 species of native Hawaiian plants and others from around the world.

Located on the big island of Hawaii, the World Botanical Gardens includes a triple-tiered, 300-foot waterfall known as Umauma Falls.

The gardens, which opened in 1995, also include a rainforest walk that is one of the most tranquil and peaceful spots on the 300-acre sanctuary.

Paved walkways among the gardens allow visitors to see, smell, touch - and sometimes taste - exotic plant species from around the world. The gardens climb 1.5 miles up the slope of the extinct Mauna Kea volcano to the west.

The colorful Rainbow Walk includes 100 species of bromeliads. Mango trees, guava, papaya, pineapple, banana, breadfruit and other exotic trees create natural barriers and canopies throughout the gardens.

Self-guided tours are offered during operating hours. Guests can also register for guided tours, conducted by the garden director and lasting two hours.