Wahiawa Botanical Gardens began in the 1920’s prehawaii statehood. It was first considered an arboretum experiment. When Hawaii became a state in the 1950’s, the department of parks and recreation took over its operations.
The county of Honolulu is home to 650 acres of botanical gardens at five sites. Wahiawa comprises only 26 of those acres with a large amount of tropical plants. Some of these plants are rare.
Upon entering the botanical gardens, you are surrounded with quiet reflective walking trails. A visitor center is also on the premises upon going through the main entry. There was no cost to us as visitors.
Wahiawa gardens is for plants that love moisture. As much as 80 inches of rain may fall here. This unique gardens is definitely a home for rare flora.