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Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

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Address: 27-717 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Papaikou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96781-7746
Phone Number: +1 808-964-5233
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The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a 501(c)(3) Scientific and...

The Hawaii Tropical Botanical 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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GO! Worth the drive even if you are opposite side of the island.

If you love tropical plants, if you love gardening, if you appreciate landscaping, if you are into nature, GO. Stunning and beautiful. Fantastic location. If you are not sure... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you love tropical plants, if you love gardening, if you appreciate landscaping, if you are into nature, GO. Stunning and beautiful. Fantastic location. If you are not sure which garden to visit on the Big Island, THIS is the one. Plan your day accordingly if you are on opposite side of island, but then you get to see so... More 

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Ijamsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just go. If you're in Hilo, its a short drive, and it's worth it. There are beautiful surprises around every turn. If you go when the whales are around, you can see them breaching from the bay view area. Don't worry about other comments (some of the plants are not native, some plants are not identified, its hot, its humid,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful botanical garden with a paved path winding through lush vegetation, around an orchid garden, past a waterfall, to an astounding view of the ocean. Truly a labor of love.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice walk in the forest... I thought I would be able to take more pictures but I realized that this is a tropical forest and the light is not that great for pictures. I never seemed to have the right light or angle. Maybe its because I was too late in the afternoon. So, unless you are fascinated... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

definitely worth the trip. A beautiful walk down to the ocean, with gorgeous views down there. could have spent hours wandering around. It's not large, but well worth the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens are located about 7 miles north of Hilo on the Old Mamalahoa Hwy which runs off Hwy 19. It is worthwhile to visit these gardens as they reflect one mans hard work and dedication to building these botanical gardens out of an area originally littered with trash. You need about 2-3 hours to walk these... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this place by accident, thankfully ! Fun place to visit beautiful flowers , ocean, river and exotic birds. We had a nice walk through the park . A must see if in area and you enjoy native gardens

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not a garden person but I was blown away by this attraction. The entry fee is modest and worth every cent. Customers must realise that it involves a steep walk down a well made path but golf buggies are available for those who need one. The garden is extremely well laid out and kept me occupied for a couple... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy botanical gardens, this is one of the best. We took tons of pictures, the plants, leaves and flowers are stunning. It rained on us, but they provide umbrellas. They said not to worry, the rain would quit. And it did. You can enjoy it raining or not. This was a highlight for us.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing view of the orchids and other types of vegetation. Also with the view of the coast, if you aren't in some sort of silent awe, it's on you and not the place. Heaven on earth, You will have to walk and the walk up from the garden to your car will be difficult if you aren't in shape... More 

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