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Department of Parks and Recreation
Michele K. Nekota Director Designate
Jeanne C. Ishikawa, Deputy Director

1000 Uluohia Street,
Suite 309
Kapolei, Hawaii 96707
Phone: (808) 768-3003
Fax: (808) 768-3053

Honolulu Botanical Gardens

The Community Recreational Gardening Program


Welcome to the City and County of Honolulu's Community Recreational Gardening Program.  This program was started in 1975 to provide people living in Honolulu's densely populated communities access to garden plots.


We are glad that you are interested in joining our program and want to encourage your participation in all aspects of garden activities once you become a member.  A community spirit brought to the garden will ensure gardening success to all members.


The City has established a set of rules that can be found in the garden handbook, available at the following link, 1984 Amended Rules and Regulations for Community Recreational Gardening Program   


There are 10 community garden sites in the City's program.  Please see the list below, for locations and costs (fees include membership dues and City user fees).


How to Apply For a Community Garden Plot:


1.   Attend the meeting of the garden in which you are interested.

2.   Fill in the application at the meeting.

3.   If there are no plots currently available, you will be placed on a waiting list and will need to attend subsequent meetings to obtain a plot.  You need to be present at the meeting to have a plot assigned to you


If you have any questions, please call the Community Garden Coordinator, at 522-7063.


Community Garden Locations


Garden Location

Monthly Meeting

Number of Plots

Plot size


Ala Wai

End of University Avenue next to Ala Wai Elementary School

Ala Wai Elementary School Cafeteria on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

September meeting is on

9/9/13 at 7:00 p.m.



Dues: $15.00/year

User Fee: $18.00/year

Diamond Head

Corner of Leahi Avenue and Pualei Circle

In the garden, odd months: 2nd Saturday at 9:00 a.m.

Even months:

2nd Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m.

December meeting is on 12/11/13 @ 2014 Paki Hale at 5:30 p.m.



Dues: $10.00 for first year.  Thereafter, $5.00/year

User Fee: $8.50/year


Top of Frear Street off of Magellan Avenue

In the garden on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 8:30 a.m.



Dues: $10.00/year

User Fee: $10.00/year


Foster Botanical Garden

In the garden on the 3rd

Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m.



Dues: $5.00/year

User Fee: $10.00/year

Hawaii Kai

End of Maniniholo Place

Kamiloiki Recreation Center on the 3rdMonday of the month at 6:00 p.m.

No meeting in January.



Dues: $10.00/year

User Fee: $10.00/year


45-529 Keaahala Road, behind the baseball field

In the garden on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 8:30 a.m.

December meeting is on 12/14/13 @ Ho`omaluhia Botanical Garden at 10:30 a.m..



Dues: $10.00 for the first year.  Thereafter $5.00/year

User Fee:  $9.80/year


Makiki District Park, corner of Wilder Avenue and Makiki Street

In the Craft Building, 2nd floor, on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.  (New applicants, please arrive by 6:30 p.m.)

Meeting on June 12, 2013



Dues: $5.00/year

User Fee: $10.00/year


3155 Manoa Road, next to Manoa Garden Elderly Housing.

Manoa District Park, Rec. Building, Meeting Room.

Odd months, 2nd Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Even Months, 2nd Saturday at 10:00 a.m.

December meeting is on 12/14/13 @ Manoa Elementary Cafe at 10:00 a.m.



Dues: $10.00/year

User Fee: $20.00/year

Deposit $20.00


820 Coolidge Street

In the garden, 2nd Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m.



Dues: $20.00/year

User Fee: $10.00/year


On Kamehameha Highway across Wheeler Army/Air Force Base

In the garden, last Saturday of the month at 8:30 a.m.

No meeting in November and Decmeber.



Dues: $10.00/year

User Fee: $80.00

Deposit $25.00

Last Reviewed: Tuesday, April 01, 2014