Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden is a new member of our East Oahu Coastline Drive. This 400-acre botanical garden is a place to escape the crowds. Indeed, the name Hoomaluhia means “Peaceful Shrine”. That’s what you see in this garden.
Located in Kaneohe, this garden is the last major tour destination before returning to Waikiki. End your day in Oahu’s lush upper winds, listen to birdsong and admire exotic greenery.
When driving to Hoomaluhia, you will be amazed by the Ko’olau Mountains. These majestic mountains were once part of the volcano that dominated Oahu. While driving, you can not get out of the car and take photos. This is forbidden. Keep driving and wait for the photos in the garden. There are a lot of photo spots.
As mentioned above, it covers an area of 400 acres. There are various plant gardens around the world, including Sri Lanka, India, the Philippines, Malaysia, Africa, tropical America, Hawaii, Melanesia, and Polynesia.
Besides exploring Hoomaluhia and admiring the plants, there are other activities.
If you visit on weekends, the garden will be captured and released into the reservoir from 10:00 to 14:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.
After entering the garden, you will find a small visitor center and a nearby art gallery. Why not check out the work before the home adventure. Hoomaluhia’s natural shine can inspire your artistry. Every Wednesday from 10.00 to 24.00 you can paint in the garden. Why don’t you bring the materials to make yourself the beauty of this place?
Picnic tables are everywhere in the garden. Have lunch and have a quiet picnic in the outdoor oasis.
Before returning to Waikiki, why not consider staying overnight? You can camp on weekends from 9am on Friday to 4pm on Monday.
Calendar of events: http://www.honolulu.gov/parks/hbg/182-site-dpr-cat/17857-hbg-special-events-and-classes.html