Visit the Hawai‘i Tropical Bioreserve & Garden
Located on the lush and tropical Big Island of Hawai'i, the Hawai'i Tropical Bioreserve & Garden is a 40-acre botanical garden . The garden is home to a diverse collection of plants, flowers, and trees from all over the world, including rare and endangered species. This was surprisingly a really amazing experience because of all the colorful flowers. I would highly recommend visiting if you’re staying in Hilo.
To Get There
Address: 27-717 Mamalahoa Hwy, Papaikou, HI 96781, about a 15min drive from Hilo
Parking: Free large parking lot
Entrance Fee: $25 for adults, children 6-16 are $12
When To Go
The best time to visit the Hawai'i Tropical Bioreserve & Garden is typically from the months of May to October, when the weather is warm and sunny, and the plants are in full bloom. During this time, the garden is at its most vibrant, and the colors and scents of the tropical plants are at their peak.
However, it's important to note that Hawai'i has a tropical climate and the weather can be warm and humid year-round. Visitors should be prepared for hot and sunny conditions, no matter when they visit.
Explore this Botanical Garden’s winding paths and take in the beauty of its many different habitats, from the lush rainforest to the tropical beach.
In addition to its beautiful plants, the Hawai'i Tropical Bioreserve & Garden is also home to a variety of wildlife, including colorful tropical birds and butterflies (and this cute little gecko in the photos below). You can take a guided tour of the garden to learn about the unique plants and animals that call it home, or just explore it on your own timeline.
If you’re interested in gardening, the Hawai'i Tropical Bioreserve & Garden also offers educational workshops and classes on a variety of topics, including tropical plant care and propagation. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or simply someone who loves to learn about plants, these classes are a great way to deepen your understanding of tropical horticulture.
One of the highlights of the garden is its orchid garden, which boasts an impressive collection of exotic orchids from around the world.
If you're visiting the Big Island of Hawai'i and looking for a unique and peaceful place to explore, the Hawai'i Tropical Bioreserve & Garden is definitely worth a visit. With its lush and tropical surroundings, it's easy to see why this botanical garden is one of the Big Island's best-kept secrets.