Wednesday, August 23, 2017
The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is located on the Hamakua Coast on the Big Island. It is "a gift to the people of the world" from San Francisco business man, Dan J. Lutkenhouse. Visitors can walk along an elevated boardwalk which winds down the narrow ravine of Kahalii Stream. The stream itself is now dry due to a landslide that diverted its water into the Onomea stream. But the scenery is no less spectacular. There are over 2,000 species of plants such as orchids and palms, along with beautiful natural waterfalls and a gorgeous view of Onomea Bay.
There is also an aviary which features all kinds of tropical birds.
The garden is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Admission for adults is $18.00, and $5.00 for children.