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Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden

Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden

“to make a place of peace and tranquility”

Strolling or driving through these lush 400 acres in windward Oʻahu, you will truly agree that Hoʻomaluhia is rightfully named “a peaceful refuge.”  Opened in 1982, this garden in Kāneʻohe features plantings from major tropical regions around the world grouped geographically. Geographical regions represented by our botanical collections: Philippines, Malaysia, Tropical America, India & Sri Lanka, Melanesia, Hawaii, Polynesia, and Africa. The Garden was designed and built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide flood protection for Kāneʻohe.

Family friendly events and activities calendar for things to do in Hawaii with kids.


Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

This catch-and-release program is fun for the whole family.   We provide bamboo poles with barbless hooks and you bring the bait -fresh white bread works great!   You may also bring your own poles with barbless hooks.  Fish commonly seen: tilapia and midas cichlid.

  • Please check in at the Visitor Center.   It is a 20 minute walk to the fishing area.
  • Bamboo poles may be borrowed from 9:30 am until 1:00 pm, on a first come, first served basis.
  • No casting allowed
  • Recommended: walking shoes, insect repellent, rain gear
  • Please call 808-233-7323 for more information

Drawing & Painting

Wednesdays: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Come paint and draw the wonderful plant life and scenery of our largest botanical garden with others in this self directed opportunity! Plants, flowers and seeds are provided from this rainforest garden. Bring your supplies; watercolors, pencils, and paper. Some art experience is helpful.

No fee required. Call 808-233-7323 for more information.


9:00 am Friday through 4:00 pm Monday

Camping within the garden is a wonderful natural experience for families, individuals and groups.

Find and Reserve a Campsite

Important Camping Information:     html    pdf

Click here to download and print a detailed map of the Garden


  • Group Tours  – Please call 808-233-7323 for information

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