Wahiawa Botanical Gardens

Gardens in Wahiawa

Image by Andy Beth Miller Lonely Planet

Started 80 years ago as an experiment by the local sugarcane farmers, this 27-acre garden has evolved to showcase plants that thrive in a cool and moist climate. There’s a mix of the manicured, with lawns and pruned ornamental plants, and the wild, with a gully of towering hardwoods, tropical ferns and forests of bamboo. Several paths, some wheelchair friendly, weave their way through the garden. It’s located 1 mile east of Kamehameha Hwy (Hwy 99).