FOSTER BOTANICAL GARDEN

The Foster Botanical Garden offers a fresh, green oasis in the middle of Honolulu.

The Foster Botanical Garden is the oldest of the Honolulu Botanical Gardens.

It started in 1853 when Queen Kalama leased a small area of land to William Hillebrand, a young German doctor and botanist.

The garden was later sold to Thomas and Mary Foster, who continued to develop it.

Then it was bequeated to the City of Honolulu in 1930. Its director at the time, Dr. Harold Lyon, introduced over 10,000 trees and plants in the following 27 years.

The garden covers 13.5 acres and is located in the middle of the city, on North Vineyard Boulevard. Access is free.

The Welcome panel - Foster Botanical Garden, Honolulu, HI
Welcome panel
From the street - Foster Botanic Garden, Honolulu, HI
From the street
History of the Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
The garden history
. Wilhelm Hillebrand, founder - Foster Botanical Garden, Honolulu, HI
Dr. Wilhelm Hillebrand, founder
BUSHES, FERNS, GRASSES
Arrowroot, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Arrowroot
Augustine grass, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Augustine grass
Bromeliad section, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Bromeliad section
Coral plant, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Coral plant
Cycas revoluta, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Cycas revoluta
Encephalartos hildebrandii, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Encephalartos hildebrandii
Encephalartos natalensis, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Encephalartos natalensis
Song of India tree, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Song of India tree
FLOWERS
Coral plant flowers, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Coral plant flowers
Crown of thorns, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Crown of thorns
Kariya flowers, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Kariya flowers
African tulip tree orange blooms - Foster Botanical Garden, Honolulu, HI
African tulip tree blooms
Spider lily, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Spider lily
Ohai ali'i, poinciana - Foster Botanical Garden, Honolulu, HI
Ohai ali'i, poinciana
Spotted purple orchids, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Spotted purple orchids
Yellow-purple orchids, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Yellow-purple orchids
White orchids, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
White orchids
FRUITS
Ackee apple tree, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Ackee apple tree
Black pomegranate, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Black pomegranate
Bottle palm fruits, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Bottle palm fruits
Breadfruit, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Breadfruit
Buddha's hand citron, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Buddha's hand citron
Common fig, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Common fig
Lime tree, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Lime tree
Ohai ali'i - poinciana seed pods - Foster Botanical Garden, Honolulu, HI
Ohai ali'i - poinciana seed pods
Pomelo, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Pomelo
Rattlepod, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Rattlepod
Teak fruits on the ground, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Teak fruits
THE TREES (30 photos)
Albizia tree peeling bark - Foster Botanical Garden, Honolulu, HI
Albizia tree peeling bark
Arrow poison tree, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Arrow poison tree
Black pomegranate tree - Foster Botanical Garden, Honolulu, HI
Black pomegranate tree
Large baobab tree, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Baobab tree
Large Baobab trunk close up - Foster Botanical Garden, Honolulu, HI
Baobab trunk close up
This giant Baobab is an exceptional tree - Foster Botanical Garden, Honolulu, HI
Baobab, exceptional tree
Be-still tree, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Be-still tree
Buttonwood tree, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Buttonwood tree
Black pepper tree, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Black pepper
Borassus tree, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Borassus tree
Bottle palm tree, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Bottle palm tree
Cannonball tree, beware! - Foster Botanical Garden, Honolulu, HI
Cannonball tree
Earpod tree, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Earpod tree
This Earpod is an exceptional tree - Foster Botanical Garden, Honolulu, HI
Earpod, exceptional tree
Cedro espino tree, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Cedro espino tree
Carnauba wax tree - Foster Botancal Garden, Honolulu, HI
Carnauba wax tree
Kapok tree, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Kapok tree
Ficus leaves, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Ficus leaves
Ficus tree, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Ficus tree
Ficus religiosa, exceptional tree - Foster Botanical Garden, Honolulu, HI
Ficus religiosa, exceptional tree
Kola nut tree, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Kola nut tree
Loulu palm tree, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Loulu palm tree
Loulu, Exceptional tree - Foster Botanical Garden, Honolulu, HI
Loulu, Exceptional tree
Kukui tree, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Kukui tree
Macadamia nut tree, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Macadamia nut tree
Silk cotton tree, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Silk cotton tree
Queensland kauri tree, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Queensland kauri tree
Quipo tree top, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Quipo tree top
Talipot palm tree, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
Talipot palm
Large Quipo tree trunk, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
The quipo trunk
By the lake, summer forest 16 x 20 oil painting by Clemence St. Laurent

For beautiful paintings of landscapes and flowers, please visit this website:

https://www.clemencestlaurent.com/