Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens

The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens, a tropical rain forest nature preserve, features over 2,000 species of tropicals from bromileads, palms, heliconias, orchids, and many more gingers then I was aware of.

It is a garden located on quiet fertile soil, nestled in a valley and overlooking the ocean.
Waterfalls and streams wind throughout the forest and palm jungle.The 40 acres were developed by a husband and wife duo. They began the work in 1977, carving paths by hand through the valley, careful not to disturb the natural beauty. The garden was finally opened 17 years later as a non profit.

We consider this garden one of the treasures of the Big Island. Pure beauty everywhere you looked.
It's a 'must see' when you visit the Big Island.


Donna and Miss Spenser said... guys really know how to vacation! You seemed to fit so many interesting things in! Very beautiful pictures! TX for sharing! Donna

Marilyn said...

I have not heard of the Botanical Gardens, but sure would love to visit there. The master gardener of the family would too. Beautiful!