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Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

27-717 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Papaikou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96781-7746
+1 808-964-5233
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Anyone can enjoy this place!

My family enjoyed this garden. It's very beautiful. You will find unusual plants and flowers, There... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2016
San Francisco, California
fantastical flora

My wife is very keen on plants so we went here. There is a steep path into the garden opposite the... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2016
Martin B
Whyteleafe, United Kingdom
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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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27-717 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Papaikou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96781-7746
+1 808-964-5233
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

My family enjoyed this garden. It's very beautiful. You will find unusual plants and flowers, There are a lot of trails, but make sure you do not miss the ocean view trail. The view from the trail is bless taking. Their trails are paved and...More

1  Thank KYMEA
Reviewed 31 July 2016

My wife is very keen on plants so we went here. There is a steep path into the garden opposite the carpark but straight away one comes across some amazing plants. A clear pathway means you can't go wrong as senses are buffeted by the...More

1  Thank Martin B
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This is by far the best botanical garden I have ever been to. The plants were so beautiful. I took hundreds of pictures ! There were so many things I have never seen . I highly recommend taking a can of bug spray. They do...More

Thank sbowers14
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I have been to a lot of public gardens in my life and believe that this garden to be second only to the beautiful Butchard Gardens in Victoria, Canada as the best. We stumbled upon it just taking a road trip on the Big Island....More

1  Thank captblythe2016
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This was truly beautiful. For $15 each, it was definitely worth the price. Add $5 to get a golf cart ride from the top to the bottom for those who have trouble walking. It allowed my mom to have the time of her life. The...More

Thank Sonji M
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

The botanical gardens were a wonderful place to visit. The area was beautiful, nicely maintained, quiet and easy to get around. There was easy access for handicapped so I was able to see all of the grounds. There was a nice gift shop in which...More

1  Thank yodzo
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This is a must see! The $15 fee you pay for admission contributes to the non-profit that maintains this surreal botanical garden. Many exotic plants, waterfalls, ocean views, complimented by informative plaques about the plants and Hawaiian lore. This place tugs at your heart with...More

Thank SunnyShellBell
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

The well cared for garden of tropical beauty amazed me. I thought I was going to see something less spectacular! Take a picnic...stroll at leisure along well planned boardwalk trails. Go all the way to the sea...if you get too tired to walk back up...just...More

1  Thank Charles U
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The walk through the gardens was well worth the admittance fee. It was beautiful! And the views of the ocean from the gardens was well worth it too. The gift shop has some fun items as well. Definitely make sure you say "aloha" to the...More

Thank csv0nb
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The gardens were absolutely beautiful. There were flowers from all over the world. There were several small waterfalls and the trail included a part down by the ocean. It was well worth the $15/person entrance fee. My 18 yr old son said this was one...More

Thank Elisa C
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Response from 505badgolfer | Reviewed this property |
I was using a google fi phone (which searches for the strongest signal among several carriers) and had no connection problems on the Hilo side of the Big Island.
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Response from Kent C | Reviewed this property |
We enjoyed the drive there. If you aren't already aware of the Kapoho tidal pools south of Hilo, you really need to check them out. Get a mask and snorkel and go for it!
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Response from pcokfarm | Reviewed this property |
There was a nice packed turkey wrapped sandwich on the horseback tour to the water fall. Nothing fancy, but nice. They check with our needs before the tour. I don't recall food with the garden, but we found a great little... More