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Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden Review

Eight miles north of Hilo, stunning coastline views appear around each curve of the 4-mile scenic jungle drive that accesses this privately owned nature preserve beside Onomea Bay. Paved pathways in the 17-acre botanical garden lead past ponds, waterfalls, and more than 2,000 species of plants and flowers, including palms, bromeliads, ginger, heliconia, orchids, and ornamentals.

Updated: 01-06-2014

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    Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden Review

    I hope people consider the source when reading online reviews. The Botanical Gardens are a 30+ year labor of love from a single couple, who took a garbage dump site, cleaned it up with their own money and turned it into a living paradise in the middle of truly astonishing Hawaiian rainforest.

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    by fdecarlo, 11/21/10
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    Do not support the Hawaii Tropical 'Botanical Garden' with your money. This garden is responsible for many invasive plant introductions to the Big Island. Miconia trees all along the paths help bring to your attention the lack of native preservation this private gardens has towards the landscape. I especially disliked the parrots being housed in mosquito infested cages! Very heart breaking.

    The staff is very unhappy and do not ask for the kama`aina rate unless you look like a Hawai`ian.

    by AlreadyNative, 5/20/10

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