Waimea Valley on the north shore of Oahu Island is not only a botanical garden, but also a place of cultural significance in the history of the Hawaiians.
The valley was inhabited at least since 1090, and many construction structures remain to this day.
The garden covers 1,875 acres. The Waimea River runs in the middle of the valley, and ends up toward the mountains with the Waimea Falls, from which people used to dive.
In Hawaiian, ‘Waimea’ means reddish water. The Botanical Garden features collections of plants from different regions of the world, including small Pacific islands with a unique flora.
With large, well-made panels describing those regions, and others for important plant families, Waimea Valley’s botanical garden stands out for plant lovers.
|Red powder puff|
|Gold finger flowers|
|Porto Rico fig tree|
|Stones from old settlements|
|Looking glass mangrove|
|Trunk and roots|
|Philodendron creeping on stones|
|Tree root network|
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