Best gardens in O‘ahu

Check out the top gardens in O‘ahu, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Waimea Valley
1. Waimea Valley
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85 local reviews
59-864 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa
Closed · Opens Thursday 9:00 AM
+1 808-638-7766
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Jason
This is a beautiful, easy hike to a waterfall with cultural sites and various botanical gardens to explore. …
Rebecca
Park featuring a lovely garden walk up through the valley, with a waterfall at the top. Great gift shop as…
Charlotte
Around Waimea Bay there is a botanical garden in the valley behind the bay with a nice paved nature walk. It…
1. Waimea Valley
1. Waimea Valley
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85 local reviews
59-864 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa
Closed · Opens Thursday 9:00 AM
+1 808-638-7766
Jason
Jason
This is a beautiful, easy hike to a waterfall with cultural sites and various botanical gardens to explore. It also has a great gift shop…
Rebecca
Rebecca
Park featuring a lovely garden walk up through the valley, with a waterfall at the top. Great gift shop as well. The Thursday Market here…
Charlotte
Charlotte
Around Waimea Bay there is a botanical garden in the valley behind the bay with a nice paved nature walk. It is flat sidewalk, so it is an…
2. Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden Visitor Center
2. Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden Visitor Center
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56 local reviews
45-680 Luluku Rd, Kaneohe
Closed · Opens Thursday 9:00 AM
+1 808-233-7323
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Logan
400 acre Garden includes a lake, 32 acres and walking trails. There's a visitor center with a lecture room,…
Theresa
Lovely park right up against the Koolau Mountains; see interesting and exotic tropical trees and plants…
Kirby
The hidden gem of Oahu tucked up against the Ko'olau Mountain Range. A 400-acre botanical garden with well…
2. Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden Visitor Center
2. Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden Visitor Center
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56 local reviews
45-680 Luluku Rd, Kaneohe
Closed · Opens Thursday 9:00 AM
+1 808-233-7323
Logan
Logan
400 acre Garden includes a lake, 32 acres and walking trails. There's a visitor center with a lecture room, exhibition hall, workshop, and…
Theresa
Theresa
Lovely park right up against the Koolau Mountains; see interesting and exotic tropical trees and plants. Beautiful walk along the lake…
Kirby
Kirby
The hidden gem of Oahu tucked up against the Ko'olau Mountain Range. A 400-acre botanical garden with well manicured grounds featuring…
3. Haleiwa Joe's Seafood and Grill
3. Haleiwa Joe's Seafood and Grill
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57 local reviews
46-336 Haiku Rd, Kaneohe
Closed · Opens Thursday 4:30 PM
+1 808-247-6671
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Erin
Sundays brunches here are an institution here in Hawaii. Known for excellent prime rib and fish dinners (get…
Brett And Kimberley
Absolutely gorgeous views of the Ko'olaus. Get there early just before they open for dinner at 4:30 to snag a…
Lenny & Therese
A local must try in Kaneohe, go early! Amazing fish + steak, biggest prime rib you will ever eat if you grab…
3. Haleiwa Joe's Seafood and Grill
3. Haleiwa Joe's Seafood and Grill
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57 local reviews
46-336 Haiku Rd, Kaneohe
Closed · Opens Thursday 4:30 PM
+1 808-247-6671
Erin
Erin
Sundays brunches here are an institution here in Hawaii. Known for excellent prime rib and fish dinners (get there early to ensure…
Brett And Kimberley
Brett And Kimberley
Absolutely gorgeous views of the Ko'olaus. Get there early just before they open for dinner at 4:30 to snag a prime seat along the balcony…
Lenny & Therese
Lenny & Therese
A local must try in Kaneohe, go early! Amazing fish + steak, biggest prime rib you will ever eat if you grab one before they sell out! …
4. Foster Botanical Garden
4. Foster Botanical Garden
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21 local reviews
180 North Vineyard Boulevard, Honolulu
Closed · Opens Thursday 9:00 AM
+1 808-522-7060
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Brian
Foster’s Botanical Garden (www.honolulu.gov/parks/hbg/honolulu-botanical-gardens/182-site-dpr-cat/568-foster-b…
Dan
All are close by, all are interesting. Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden, Lyon Arboretum, Koko Crater Botanical…
Mimi
Gorgeous space in the city. If you come in the summer there is a summer concert series every Thursday. On…
4. Foster Botanical Garden
4. Foster Botanical Garden
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21 local reviews
180 North Vineyard Boulevard, Honolulu
Closed · Opens Thursday 9:00 AM
+1 808-522-7060
Brian
Brian
Foster’s Botanical Garden (www.honolulu.gov/parks/hbg/honolulu-botanical-gardens/182-site-dpr-cat/568-foster-botanical-garden.html). It is…
Dan
Dan
All are close by, all are interesting. Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden, Lyon Arboretum, Koko Crater Botanical Garden, Lili`uokalani Botanical…
Mimi
Mimi
Gorgeous space in the city. If you come in the summer there is a summer concert series every Thursday. On mid-summer's night the garden is…
5. Liliʻuokalani Botanical Garden
5. Liliʻuokalani Botanical Garden
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16 local reviews
123 N Kuakini St, Honolulu
Closed · Opens Thursday 7:00 AM
+1 808-522-7066
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Dave
Largest Edo style garden outside of Japan. Surrounds Waihonu Pond. Bridges, pagodas, and stone lanterns lining…
Chris And Tama
Spend time at this beautiful Asian inspired garden. Right on ocean. Walk to coconut island,go to Suisan fish…
Aysha
This beautiful Japanese garden is right on the ocean. You can walk around and see HUGE banyan trees planted by…
5. Liliʻuokalani Botanical Garden
5. Liliʻuokalani Botanical Garden
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16 local reviews
123 N Kuakini St, Honolulu
Closed · Opens Thursday 7:00 AM
+1 808-522-7066
Dave
Dave
Largest Edo style garden outside of Japan. Surrounds Waihonu Pond. Bridges, pagodas, and stone lanterns lining walking paths. Features…
Chris And Tama
Chris And Tama
Spend time at this beautiful Asian inspired garden. Right on ocean. Walk to coconut island,go to Suisan fish market, see the Banyan trees,…
Aysha
Aysha
This beautiful Japanese garden is right on the ocean. You can walk around and see HUGE banyan trees planted by famous people. The grounds…
6. Waimea Falls
6. Waimea Falls
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51 local reviews
Waimea Falls
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Jaz
This "hike" offers a nice one mile stroll through lush botanical gardens, that lead up to the Waimea Falls. If…
Jas & Rob
A beautiful site to spend on the North Shore of Oahu. It has an admission fee, which covers the Botanical…
William
This is a beautiful botanical garden in the Waimea Valley that ends at a really nice waterfall. You have to…
6. Waimea Falls
6. Waimea Falls
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51 local reviews
Waimea Falls
Jaz
Jaz
This "hike" offers a nice one mile stroll through lush botanical gardens, that lead up to the Waimea Falls. If you want to avoid the walk…
Jas & Rob
Jas & Rob
A beautiful site to spend on the North Shore of Oahu. It has an admission fee, which covers the Botanical Garden and the Fall. The waterfall…
William
William
This is a beautiful botanical garden in the Waimea Valley that ends at a really nice waterfall. You have to pay for entry though, but it is…
7. Lyon Arboretum
7. Lyon Arboretum
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20 local reviews
3860 Manoa Rd, Honolulu
Closed · Opens Thursday 8:00 AM
+1 808-988-0456
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Dale Moana
Stunningly gorgeous 200-acre botanical garden with its own short waterfall hike. Learn about the "canoe…
Eliza
A beautiful botanical garden with many plants special to Hawaii and our valley.
Thea
Botanical garden, native plants and tropical birds 7 miles of hiking trails
7. Lyon Arboretum
7. Lyon Arboretum
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20 local reviews
3860 Manoa Rd, Honolulu
Closed · Opens Thursday 8:00 AM
+1 808-988-0456
Dale Moana
Dale Moana
Stunningly gorgeous 200-acre botanical garden with its own short waterfall hike. Learn about the "canoe plants" brought to Hawaii by the…
Eliza
Eliza
A beautiful botanical garden with many plants special to Hawaii and our valley.
Thea
Thea
Botanical garden, native plants and tropical birds 7 miles of hiking trails
8. The Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House
8. The Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House
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13 local reviews
2411 Makiki Heights Dr, Honolulu
Closed · Opens Thursday 10:00 AM
+1 808-526-1322
MuseumParkPoint of interest
Chris
The closest art museum to our home is at the bottom of our hill only 5 minutes from your front door. Currently…
Caroline
Honolulu Museum on Beretania Street has a small but nice art collection. The Contemporary Museum on Makiki…
Dale Moana
In a residential neighborhood of remarkable homes, this contemporary art museum is a treat! Ask for the…
8. The Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House
8. The Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House
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13 local reviews
2411 Makiki Heights Dr, Honolulu
Closed · Opens Thursday 10:00 AM
+1 808-526-1322
Chris
Chris
The closest art museum to our home is at the bottom of our hill only 5 minutes from your front door. Currently displaying an exhibit…
Caroline
Caroline
Honolulu Museum on Beretania Street has a small but nice art collection. The Contemporary Museum on Makiki Heights Drive has a small…
Dale Moana
Dale Moana
In a residential neighborhood of remarkable homes, this contemporary art museum is a treat! Ask for the "picnic" option from the Cafe and…
9. Dole Plantation
9. Dole Plantation
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33 local reviews
64-1550 Kamehameha Hwy, Wahiawa
Closed · Opens Thursday 9:30 AM
+1 808-621-8408
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Pete
Guinness World Records named Dole’s Pineapple Garden Maze the world’s largest maze in 2008. Tropical plants –…
Clem And Terrie
Dole Plantation provides enjoyable activities for the entire family, including the Pineapple Express Train…
Stacey
The Dole Plantation offers a Plantation Garden Tour, Pineapple Garden Maze, and the Pineapple Express Train…
9. Dole Plantation
9. Dole Plantation
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33 local reviews
64-1550 Kamehameha Hwy, Wahiawa
Closed · Opens Thursday 9:30 AM
+1 808-621-8408
Pete
Pete
Guinness World Records named Dole’s Pineapple Garden Maze the world’s largest maze in 2008. Tropical plants – 14,000 of them – sprawl…
Clem And Terrie
Clem And Terrie
Dole Plantation provides enjoyable activities for the entire family, including the Pineapple Express Train Tour, the Plantation Garden Tour,…
Stacey
Stacey
The Dole Plantation offers a Plantation Garden Tour, Pineapple Garden Maze, and the Pineapple Express Train Tour. They also have food and a…
10. 'Ai Love Nalo
10. 'Ai Love Nalo
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31 local reviews
41-1025 Kalanianaʻole Hwy, Waimanalo
Closed · Opens Thursday 10:30 AM
+1 808-888-9102
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Beccy
‘Ai Love Nalo is a quaint hidden gem, nestled in the beautiful, rural farm community of Waimānalo. Partnered…
Michael
The food here is vegetarian and made with lots of love. There's a garden in the back to enjoy your food and a…
Ana
Vegan restaurant with salads, sandwiches and smoothies. A very nice garden in the back where you can eat…
10. 'Ai Love Nalo
10. 'Ai Love Nalo
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31 local reviews
41-1025 Kalanianaʻole Hwy, Waimanalo
Closed · Opens Thursday 10:30 AM
+1 808-888-9102
Beccy
Beccy
‘Ai Love Nalo is a quaint hidden gem, nestled in the beautiful, rural farm community of Waimānalo. Partnered with many local farmers…
Michael
Michael
The food here is vegetarian and made with lots of love. There's a garden in the back to enjoy your food and a yoga studio off of the garden…
Ana
Ana
Vegan restaurant with salads, sandwiches and smoothies. A very nice garden in the back where you can eat outside and all the plants are…
11. Koko Crater Botanical Garden
11. Koko Crater Botanical Garden
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10 local reviews
7491 Kokonani Street, Honolulu
Closed · Opens Thursday 7:00 AM
+1 808-522-7060
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Caroline
The Botanical Garden is INSIDE the huge Koko Head Crater. Marvelous Plumeria collection- especially when the…
Bonnie
Amazing gardens inside the crater
Herlinda
Interesting gardens, free!
11. Koko Crater Botanical Garden
11. Koko Crater Botanical Garden
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10 local reviews
7491 Kokonani Street, Honolulu
Closed · Opens Thursday 7:00 AM
+1 808-522-7060
Caroline
Caroline
The Botanical Garden is INSIDE the huge Koko Head Crater. Marvelous Plumeria collection- especially when the trees are in bloom (not…
Bonnie
Bonnie
Amazing gardens inside the crater
Herlinda
Herlinda
Interesting gardens, free!
12. Honolulu Zoo
12. Honolulu Zoo
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143 local reviews
151 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu
Closed · Opens Thursday 9:00 AM
+1 808-971-7171
ZooPoint of interestEstablishment
Micah
The Zoo in Waikiki is home to many exotic animals and gardens. The zoo is known for its animal conservation…
Brian
Popular spot for families covers 42 acres with lush gardens, 900+ animals, a petting zoo & more.
Shina
Lovely for a stroll in the lush gardens while catching sight of some funny looking animals! ;)
12. Honolulu Zoo
12. Honolulu Zoo
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143 local reviews
151 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu
Closed · Opens Thursday 9:00 AM
+1 808-971-7171
Micah
Micah
The Zoo in Waikiki is home to many exotic animals and gardens. The zoo is known for its animal conservation efforts and strives to inform…
Brian
Brian
Popular spot for families covers 42 acres with lush gardens, 900+ animals, a petting zoo & more.
Shina
Shina
Lovely for a stroll in the lush gardens while catching sight of some funny looking animals! ;)