Visiting the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

We recently visited the Big Island of Hawaii and we took some time to visit the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden which is situated on the East side of the island a little north of Hilo hidden away down a narrow scenic road by Onomea Bay.

Parrot’s Beak

The gardens were founded in 1978 and opened to the public a few years later in 1984. It covers approximately 37 acres from the road and down to the sea with a winding path through the various areas.

Gold Dust Day Gecko sitting on a banana flower bud

It was a lovely to roam the gardens and see the kinds of flowers that are rare in other climates but thrive in this heat and humidity. There is a small waterfall along the way and it’s well laid out; the path takes you all the way down to the sea with plenty of places to rest and ponder.

I think this is some sort of Firespike

It is a steep path in and out as would be expected on such a coastal location but my elderly mother-in-law didn’t find it too grueling.

Moth Orchid

We’d definitely recommend visiting if you are in the area.

Pink Banana
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