Foster Botanical Garden



The Foster Botanical Garden is the oldest botanical garden in Hawaii, tracing its history back to the 1850s. The 14-acre garden has nearly 25 trees designated as 'exceptional' including a sacred fig tree which is a clone descendant of the bodhi tree that Buddha sat under. Some trees even date back to the 1850s when they were originally planted by William Hillebrand, a botanist and physician who leased the land from Queen Kalama. Due to its rich history Foster Botanical Garden is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Today the botanical garden is a living museum of tropical plants which have been accumulated over a period of 160 years. This garden is unique in that it is located in a highly urban area of downtown Honolulu. Several sculptures and memorial stones are scattered among the 14 acres, revealing and commemorating the rich history of Hawaii.

Guided tours are offered at 1:00 p.m. on Monday through Saturday of each week. To learn more about the rich history of Hawaii head over to the Iolani Palace, located within an easy 15 minute walk of the botanical garden.

$5.00 - General, 13 years and older

$3.00 - Resident of Hawaii, 13 years and older with ID

$1.00 - Child, 6 to 12 years old

Opening Times:

9:00 am to 4:00 pm Daily. Closed Christmas and New Years Day.


50 N. Vineyard Blvd, Honolulu, Hi, Honolulu, 96817

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