WAHIAWA BOTANICAL GARDEN
Tropical Rain Forest
27 acre Garden on a high elevation plateau in Central Oahu.
Garden Hours: Open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.
Closed Christmas and New Year's days.
Plants that require a cool and moist climate thrive here.
Rainfall: 52 to 80 inches.
Elevation: 875 to 1,000 feet.
Ravine at deepest part: 47 feet.
Temperature: 45 to 91 degrees F.
Wahiawa Botanical Garden is home to tropical flora requiring a cooler environment. A special effort has been made to develop the collection of native Hawaiian plants.
In the 1920's, the Hawaii Sugar Planters Association leased land from the State of Hawaii as a site for experimental tree planting. Most of the large trees still growing here date from that decade and were planted under the direction of Dr. Harold Lyon. Control of the property was transferred to the City and County of Honolulu in 1950. It was opened as a botanical garden in 1957.
Today, Wahiawa Botanical Garden is one of the Honolulu Botanical Gardens. This unique garden system provides visitors the opportunity to view diverse plant collections at five different garden sites around Oahu.
A WORD OF CAUTION: Plants contain a wide range of substances used by humans as food, medicines, dyes, poisons, etc., but leaves, fruits, seeds and thorns may cause skin irritations, sneezing, external or internal discomfort, eye inflammation or puncture wounds.
- A basic rule in any botanical garden is never put any unfamiliar plant or plant part in your mouth and use caution in touching any unfamiliar plant you encounter.
- To preserve this fine collection, visitors are prohibited from picking any part of the growing plants or removing any plant material from the garden. Section 10-1.2, ROH.
The Honolulu Botanical Gardens employs the help of many volunteers to aid in the day to day operation of the gardens. Join those who are now working in the following areas: « Nursery » « Garden » « Reception » « Docent Program »
For further information on volunteering, call (808) 522-7064.
GUIDED TOURS OF WAHIAWA BOTANICAL GARDEN
Groups may request tours conducted by volunteer docents. Call (808) 522-7064 for reservations.
SELF-GUIDED TOUR OF THE UPPER TERRACE
We recommend caution when you visit other areas of the garden. The pathways may be slippery and you may encounter loose rocks.
||Hapu`u, Hawaiian Tree Fern|
Walking Iris, Neomarica sp. Walking Iris, Neomarica sp.
For further information, please contact:
Honolulu Botanical Gardens
Department of Parks and Recreation
50 N. Vineyard Blvd.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Phone: (808) 522-7060