Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden

Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden

Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden
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Nature & Wildlife Areas • Gardens
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden is a 501(c)(3) Scientific and Educational non-profit, whose mission is to serve as a nature preserve and sanctuary, a living seed bank, and a study center for trees and plants of the tropical world. The Garden is dedicated to the collection and display of the world's tropical plants, and to the education of both children and adults about the plight of the world's rainforests. At a time when rainforest plants are disappearing at an alarming rate, the Garden is working to preserve as many species as possible for the benefit of future generations.
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  • Mike H
    Phoenix, Arizona2,072 contributions
    Beautiful Experience
    While the price is a bit expensive, $25 per person, it you are into plants and flowers and love photographing these things, the price is worth it. We figured that we would be in here an hour and out but that didn't happen. The Garden is in a canyon that has a waterfall and stream run through it. You can go all the way down to the ocean. Everything is paved and they have a cart that will get people that can't make the climb a ride. There is a climb to get out but there are benches to rest at if you wish. There are plants that I have never seen before in this place. It is shaded in most areas so it was enjoyable. I shot 300 photos in the 3 hours or so that we were here.
    Visited January 2020
    Written February 25, 2020
  • Taylor
    Granby, Connecticut19 contributions
    Amazing!!
    This highly exceeding my expectations. It was just a massive jungle garden with every type of tropical plant, but it was extremely photogenic, quiet, refreshing, and relaxing. $25 entrance fee seemed a bit expensive but it was one of our favorite stops on the trip! Perfect for people who like seeing all different types of plants and walking through the jungle.
    Visited January 2020
    Written January 7, 2020
  • Sarah
    Austin, Texas3 contributions
    Highlight of our time on the Big Island
    Our visit to the Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden was absolutely magical and beautiful! The gardens are breathtaking and so exciting to explore. I would definitely recommend allotting around 3 hours for a visit in order to take full advantage of the gardens and to take your time wandering. We also brought a picnic lunch along with us which I HIGHLY recommend doing. There are several benches and picnic tables located throughout the garden with views better than any restaurant you could find. Ask the attendant for recommendations for your party when purchasing tickets (probably best for parties of 4 or less). It was our favorite meal of the whole trip just because of how peaceful and beautiful our environment was! Definitely include HTBG in your itinerary.
    Visited June 2021
    Written July 5, 2021
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Dale-icious
Manchester, UK462 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Couples
We visited Hawai‘i Tropical Bioreserve & Garden during a visit to Hawaii as part of a 16-night Hawaiian cruise. It quickly became one of the highlights of our trip.

A stunning beautifully designed garden and bio-reserve with unique and rare flora and many places to sit and enjoy the views of the sea or the grounds.

This would be a great place for families too, as there's a lot of opportunities for children to learn and enjoy from the interesting informative signage dotted throughout the property.

It's worth noting that there is a steep path leading to and from the property due to the nature of the land. Although much of the grounds are wheelchair accessible, this gradient is tough on the return back up; however there are places to stop and catch your breath.
Written September 18, 2023
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Crane R
17 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
A really well-designed garden with an astounding array of tropical plants. Its not that big but one can easily spend hours there. And there really are mosquitos (we should have gotten the bug dope they suggested, our bad).
Written August 27, 2023
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Mahalo for visiting the Garden! Our Garden trails take you through the rainforest with many species of plants along the way. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. A hui hou!
Written August 30, 2023
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KhmerloveTravels
Siem Reap, Cambodia24 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Family
This botanical garden is amazing. Everything is labeled. It's beauitful, and there's a lot to see. We were a senior, a couple, and a toddler when we visited.
Written August 25, 2023
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Aloha and mahalo for visiting the Garden! The drive from Kona to Hilo area is already a beautiful drive. We're glad you enjoyed your time in the Garden. A hui hou!
Written August 30, 2023
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Autumn M
Stamford, CT3,419 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Family
The walk does have some incline and decline, so wear sneakers. The gardens are breathtaking. The ocean views are wonderful. The unique plants and flowers are beautiful. I definitely recommend this place. Make sure you bring a ton of bug spray and water. The mosquitos were insane.
Written August 22, 2023
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Mahalo for visiting the Garden! There are so many things to see in the Garden — the flora and fauna, breathtaking views and the history of the Garden. We hope to see you again soon!
Written August 30, 2023
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Elms4
Champlin, MN111 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Family
I grew up on the Big Island and saw plants that I have never seen before Also saw trees that - I did not know could grow so tall! Who new ferns (hapu) and guava trees grew that tall! Aside from the beautiful plants and flowers, there was a waterfall and the ocean to admire. Take time to read the story of how the bioreserve came to being - it's an amazing story. The walk is down a steep slope - you're walking down a valley to the ocean and you do have to walk up that same slope.
Written August 19, 2023
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Mahalo for visiting the Garden! We're glad you were able to enjoy the Garden's many points of interests. Topics such as history, rainforest conservation and endangered species that are shared through our educational signs. We hope to see you again soon! A hui hou!
Written August 21, 2023
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Carene O
10 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Family
A true highlight of our trip to Hawaii. Absolutely stunning! The weather was perfect - to be honest I would not have wanted to be on that little back road trying to find this place in the rain. Boardwalk is steep and would be slippery in the rain, too.
Written August 17, 2023
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Aloha Carene! Mahalo for visiting the Garden. Onomea Bay's weather is the perfect condition for our flora and fauna to thrive in the Garden. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon!
Written August 21, 2023
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Anonymous
1 contribution
Jul. 2023 • Family
The park denied entrance to my son with special needs and declared they don’t care about people with disabilities and don’t have to allow them into the park. They allowed a lady with knee brace and cane but not my son who can walk into the park.
Written August 10, 2023
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Pearliegirl
27 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Family
Most beautiful botanical garden I have ever been to. As others have said, absolutely breathtaking. Plan to spend a couple of Joe’s here.
Written August 8, 2023
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Mahalo Alethea for visiting the Garden. We always recommend our guests to at least pack a lunch while enjoying the many views the Garden offers. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon! A hui hou!
Written August 14, 2023
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LAH375
8 contributions
Jul. 2023
This bio reserve was impressive. Even more so when you realize the original owner started clearing it in his late 50's! Everything was so lush; I felt truly immersed in a rainforest. Lots of signs to help you ID the tropical plants and some Hawaiian history/culture mixed in. A must-see for any gardener or tropical plant lover. The walk back up the boardwalk is a challenge, but they have resting benches.
Written August 2, 2023
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Mahalo for visiting the Garden. There are so many things for everyone to see in the Garden. We're glad you were able to view them. We hope to see you again soon. Aloha!
Written August 7, 2023
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Patrick B
Maastricht, The Netherlands710 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
Certainly worth a visit for their beautiful collection of tropical plants from all over the world and the cool setting. But not as interesting and stunning as the Limahuli Garden and Preserve on Kaua’i, which specialises in native plants.
Written July 31, 2023
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Mahalo for visiting the Garden. We're glad you were able to enjoy the tropical plants found in the Garden. Mahalo and we hope to see you again soon!
Written August 7, 2023
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