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13 Jul 2022
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Explore Breathtaking Oahu Botanical Gardens

From incredible big-wave surfing spots to picturesque beaches and warm sunshine, it’s not hard to see why visitors return year after year to Oahu. This Hawaiian island is the ideal destination for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of life. After a day spent exploring all Oahu has to offer, escape the crowds at a rental from Hawaii Life Vacations. With rentals throughout Oahu, we have the perfect home away from home for you that’s near top attractions, like stunning botanical gardens. 

A Guide to Hawaii Botanical Gardens on Oahu

While Oahu is known for its beaches, there is no shortage of other natural attractions to explore. Some of the best examples of Mother Nature’s beauty can be found in one of the numerous botanical gardens located throughout the island. 


  • Located in Kaneohe, Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden is a 400-acre space that lives up to its name, “peaceful refuge.” Known for its palm-lined entrance and mountain backdrop, you can either walk or drive through the park. 

  • Enjoy an escape right in the heart of downtown Honolulu with a stop at Foster Botanical Garden, the oldest of the Honolulu Botanical Gardens. The 14-acre garden is home to trees planted in the 1850s and an impressive tropical plant collection.

  • Make your way to the North Shore to spend time at Waimea Valley. In addition to being a stunning garden, this is also a cultural site. Wander the dozens of themed gardens on your own or join one of the daily tours at 12:30 p.m

  • Koko Crater Botanical Garden is a 200-acre center focused on cultivating endangered and rare dryland plants. One of the biggest attractions is the plumeria grove that blooms in summer. 

  • Spend time at Wahiawā Botanical Garden, found between the Wai‘anae and Ko‘olau mountain ranges. Dating back to the 1930s, the 27-acre garden and forested ravine is the ideal place to see plants that love the cooler upland environment and humid habitat.

No matter what garden you visit, be sure to bring plenty of water, bug spray, and a fully-charged camera.

Enjoy a Tropical Escape for Your Next Getaway

If you’re ready to ignore life’s responsibilities for a little while, pack your bags and head to a vacation rental from Hawaii Life Vacations. Spend your days exploring Oahu, including its botanical gardens or North Shore beaches, and your nights relaxing at your luxurious and comfortable home. To learn more about our rental properties on Oahu or any of the other islands, call 855-447-3685.