Hawaii houses many botanical gardens, but this one was especially fascinating!
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is home to plants from all over the world, housing over 2,500 species of tropical plants, covering 17 acres!
Hours of operation: 9am to 4pm daily
Admission: 20$ a person, 💯% well spent!
Address: 27-717 Old Mamalahoa Hwy Pepeekeo, HI 96781
Many plants are labeled as you’re walking along the trail, but if not they also have a database on their website with all of the plant species labeled, which is great!
It was pouring rain when we got started, but good news is they give you umbrellas at the front, and there are ponchos available for purchase if you need one!
It may be raining, but it sure doesn’t mask the vibrant colors on this trail.
When the sun comes out, happiness levels rise!
This photo was captured in front of Onomea falls.
Here are some photos of some lovely flowers from the orchid garden.🌺🌸
There are over 20,000 species of orchids in the world.
Orchids are said to be associated with love, fertility and elegance. So if you’re trying to show your love for someone get them some orchids, then you will make babies, or something.
Everywhere you look is exploding with color and life. This plant is an epiphytic herb known as Trinitesis, primarily found in Trinidad.
This next plant is known as the blushing bromeliad, and is native to Brazil. There are over 3,400 species of the bromeliad, one of which is the pineapple. 🍍 😍
The garden also features coastline views overlooking, twins rocks. Legend says, that two lovers were asked to guard the bay, in fear of an attack. After a night in fear, and silence of all the villagers, they awoke the next morning to the protectors nowhere to be found. However, in their place two rocks stood, tall and close, as if they were left by the young lovers in their place for on guard for protection.
Journey down the road of beauty, leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated from this enchanting forest.