Visiting the unique Hawaiian Tropical Botanical Garden aka “Garden in a Valley on the Ocean” was so great. As soon as we located it on the map, I couldn’t wait to get there and I wasn’t disappointed. It was a perfectly beautiful day to pay a visit to some tropical plants. The garden was delightful.
Getting to the Hawaiian Tropical Botanical Garden
The Hawaiian Botanical Garden is located at 27-717 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Papaikou, on the 4th mile scenic route off of Route 19. There is a large car park with a ticket office, shop and loos. For full directions, visit the official website.
The garden is open daily except Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Admission fee is $15 USD per adult, £5 USD for children aged 6-16.
Visiting the gorgeous Hawaiian Tropical Botanical Garden
The garden was created by Dan J. Lutkenhouse, who purchased the property in 1977. He developed the piece of land into a glorious botanical garden and opened it to the public in 1984. Later, in 1995, the garden was donated to a nonprofit trust. There are photographs in the Hawaiian Botanical Garden where you can read more about the garden and its journey.
Once in the garden, you’ll get to see an amazing array of colourful plants and flowers. You will also get to walk through the jungly bit of the garden, complete with refreshing waterfalls and elegantly slim palm trees reaching for the sky. Take your time to appreciate this beautiful garden and enjoy the vivid colours.
The garden is abundant with top class tropical plants and flowers so it’s not a surprise that it attracts a lot of photographers, gardeners and even scientists.
We spend around 2 hours if not longer wandering through the magical Hawaiian Tropical Botanical Garden and I couldn’t get enough. It’s such a peaceful and relaxing place.
The 500 foot dramatic broadwalk
The 500 foot dramatic broadwalk down into the Garden on the Ocean is wonderfully landscaped, so don’t miss it. We enjoyed exploring the walk and investigating the plants along the way.
Garden in a Valley on the Ocean
What I liked the most about this 40-acre natural greenhouse, apart from the amazing landscape, plants and flowers, is that it’s so close to the Ocean. Hence the title ‘Garden in a Valley on the Ocean.’ The scenery is absolutely beautiful. It’s a great place to visit and we would really recommend visiting this Hawaiian Tropical Botanical Garden on the Big island.
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