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Segway Join the fun at Botanical World…

Botanical World Adventures                                             Gardens, Waterfalls & Maze

31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway                                       Open Daily – 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Hakalau, Hawaii 96710                                                        Have you visited us in the Past?

Mile Marker 16 on Highway 19                                           Why not Write a review

 

For 24/7 Online Reservations Book your tour HERE or call:

808-963-5427 or Toll Free: 888-947-4753

or

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Visit Our Children’s Maze…

Childrens Maze

Adjacent to the Rainbow Walk is our Children’s Maze, the world’s second largest permanently planted maze. Covering an area more than the size of a football field, it consists of thousands of mock orange bushes planted in a regular array of hedge work.

With lots of false turns and only one correct path, this maze is fun for young and old alike. The hedge is kept to a height of five feet, so as to allow adults to see over the hedges if necessary, but still allow everyone to wander the paths to find their way to the only correct exit.

Experience all the fun at Botanical World…

Botanical World Adventures                                           Gardens, Waterfalls & Maze

31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway                                     Open Daily – 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Hakalau, Hawaii 96710                                                      Have you visited us in the Past?

Mile Marker 16 on Highway 19                                         Why not Write a review

 

For 24/7 Online Reservations Book your tour HERE or call:

808-963-5427 or Toll Free: 888-947-4753

or

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Did You Know…?

Canoe Plant

Syzygium malaccense. ‘Ohi’a’ai

 

This tree is a Canoe Plant, being admired for its fruit, which is a bit like a non-gritty, firm, but juicy pear, but with a skin ranging in color from white to pink to rose-red to deep red-purple. The flowers are composed mostly of very bright, inch long, magenta-colored stamens, which, when they fall in only a few days from floral opening, cover the ground beneath the plant with a tapestry of pink for a day or two. It only takes about 2 months for the fruits to mature and ripen on the tree. Birds are quick to find them, and rats quickly devour them when they fall from the tree, so it is sometimes difficult to find a choice fruit to eat.

 

Trees may bloom several times during the warm season, and different trees seem to have different bloom cycles from others, so it is possible to be successful in a hunt for fruits during most of the warm season if one is persistent.

 

Since they sprout easily from seed, they are found in nearly every gulch on the wet side of the Island, and their fruit color and quality differ from tree to tree. Mountain Apple is also a local brand name for certain grocery items.

Experience all the beauty of Hawai’i at Botanical World…

Botanical World Adventures                                              Gardens, Waterfalls & Maze

31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway                                       Open Daily – 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Hakalau, Hawaii 96710                                                        Have you visited us in the Past?

Mile Marker 16 on Highway 19                                           Why not Write a review

 

For 24/7 Online Reservations Book your tour HERE or call:

808-963-5427 or Toll Free: 888-947-4753

or

Visit BotanicalWorld.com

 

 

Take Our Guided Horticultural Tour…

Swinging Bridge
On our exquisite 2-hour walking tour, one of our horticultural experts will point out fascinating facts about the beautiful flowers and plants in our extensive botanical collection and answer questions about tropical plants.

Your horticultural guide will first lead you to a spectacular view of Kamaee Falls, proclaimed to be one of Hawaii’s most beautiful and pristine waterfalls. This location is a must stop for both novice and professional photographers alike.

From there, you will be taking an unhurried stroll through our tropical Rainforest Trail. Watch other guests zipping high in the forest canopy and listen as our experts explain the many and varied uses of tropical plants, allowing you to smell the flowers and taste some of the ripe fruit. Continuing down the trail, you will encounter a quiet, serene, natural spring-fed stream lined by many of Hawaii’s unique plants and trees.

At the halfway point of your tour, you have the option to add a delicious lunch. Prepared and served for our guests, this unique option must be reserved in advance. Everyone will be able to partake in dessert – a sampling of fresh fruit from our own gardens.

Following the fruit and refreshment break, the group will proceed to our final destination, the magnificent Rainbow Walk. This portion of the tour meanders along a paved walkway surrounded by thousands of tropical plants.

Experience the peace and beauty of Hawaii at Botanical World…

Botanical World Adventures                                           Gardens, Waterfalls & Maze

31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway                                     Open Daily – 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Hakalau, Hawaii 96710                                                      Have you visited us in the Past?

Mile Marker 16 on Highway 19                                         Why not Write a review

 

For 24/7 Online Reservations Book your tour HERE or call:

808-963-5427 or Toll Free: 888-947-4753

or

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In 1830, The First Cowboys Arrive…

GeckoLike a lei floating on the surface of the sea, a young chain of islands, the pearls of the Pacific, came to grace the middle of the ocean. Rising up from the depths to become the world’s tallest mountains, the Hawai’ian Islands with a warm tropical climate and soft flowing trade winds became a unique natural environment for plants, animals and finally human culture.

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This is our story, this is the story of Hawai’i…

Captain Vancouver brought the first cattle to Hawai’i and presented them as a gift to Kamehameha I. The cattle were allowed to flourish under a kapu that punished anyone who harmed or killed them. By 1830, wild bullocks posed a serious and dangerous threat to humans. Spurred also by the growing business of reprovisioning visiting ships with fresh meat and vegetables, the government under Kamehameha III and Ka’ahumanu saw the wisdom of importing the first paniolo. They hired Spanish-Mexican vaquero (cowboys) from California to hunt bullocks and train Hawaiians to rope and handle cattle. The cowboys spoke Spanish – “Espanol” which turned into “paniolo” according to one explanation of the term – and they shared their guitar playing abilities as well as roping, riding and herding skills. The original vaquero may have stayed in Hawai’i just one year, but paniolo traditions live on.

 

Discover all of the history and lore of the Big Island at Botanical World…

Botanical World Adventures                          Gardens, Waterfalls & Maze

31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway                   Open daily – 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Hakalau, Hawaii 96710                                    Visited us in the Past?

Mile Marker 16 on Highway 19                       Write a review

 

 

For 24/7 Online Reservations Book your tour HERE or call:

808-963-5427 or Toll Free: 888-947-4753

 or

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Friday Funnies…

Wet Experience all the fun at Botanical World…

Botanical World Adventures                          Gardens, Waterfalls & Maze

31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway                   Open daily – 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Hakalau, Hawaii 96710                                    Visited us in the Past?

Mile Marker 16 on Highway 19                       Why not Write a review

 

 For 24/7 Online Reservations Book your tour HERE or call:

808-963-5427 or Toll Free: 888-947-4753

 or

Visit BotanicalWorld.com

 

Explore Our Rainbow Walk …

rainbowwalk

Adjacent to the gardens entrance is the Rainbow Walk, in which you can view a profusion of tropical trees, shrubs and perennial plants and even a cactus garden. More than a quarter mile of paved pathways wind through the acres of plants in the Rainbow Walk, but visitors are encouraged to meander off the walkways for a closer look or to take pictures.

In this area, you can see blooming anthuriums, azaleas, bougainvillea, bromeliads, crinums, gingers, heliconias, hibiscus, and many other tropical flowering perennials, ferns, shrubs, and trees.

Many varieties of orchids festoon the plants in the Rainbow Walk or cling to the Orchid Wall with new blooms popping out almost every day. Orchids may be near your feet on a stump, peeping out from a pile of logs or hiding on a low-growing bush. They’re in almost every tree, living anywhere from a few feet off the ground to high in the canopy. The orchids come in almost every color from white to almost black. Many are very fragrant and one even smells like chocolate! See cattleyas, dendrobiums, phalaenopsis, vandas, and other species often with several varieties on the same tree. 

Experience all the fun at Botanical World…

Botanical World Adventures                          Gardens, Waterfalls & Maze

31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway                    Open daily – 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Hakalau, Hawaii 96710                                    Visited us in the Past?

Mile Marker 16 on Highway 19                       Why Not Write a review

For 24/7 Online Reservations Book your tour HERE or call:

808-963-5427 or Toll Free: 888-947-4753

or

Visit BotanicalWorld.com