It’s easy to get lost among the skyscrapers and traffic of downtown Honolulu. Sometimes you need a place to reset and surround yourself with nature. Right in the middle of all the city madness is the Foster Botanical Garden. It’s a great place to meditate, have a peaceful picnic date, or explore nature for a few hours.
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for Hawaii residents, $1 for children (ages 6-12), and children 5 and under are free. An annual family pass is $25. You can do a self-guided tour with the map provided at the entrance. Be prepared to be amazed by some truly majestic trees. They also provide a checklist that will help you identify the birds you may come across while walking through the Garden.
During the summer, the Garden hosts a weekly, early evening concert series. Check their website for a concert schedule, information about volunteering opportunities, and available classes.
- Foster Botanical Garden: 50 N. Vineyard Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96817
- Phone: 808-768-7135
- Parking: large lot, tons of parking
- Feels: peaceful and relaxing
- Open: daily 9am-4pm (closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)
Interested in other botanical gardens on O’ahu? Check out Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden.