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Koko Head Botanic Garden, Hawaii Kai

Oahu, HI
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Koko Head Botanic Garden, Hawaii Kai, Oahu Hawaii

Description

In summer, head over early in the morning or late in the day (it gets hot here) to Koko Head Botanic Garden, where you will find a paradise of plumeria trees and bright bougainvillea. Inside sheltered Koko Crater is this dry yet fragrant garden. Walk the unpaved two-mile loop trail or bring a picnic and sit at the picnic tables surrounded by a carpet of fallen plumeria flowers. There are many varieties of plumeria flowers: pink and yellow, white, deep pink, all enchanting.
Deeper into the crater there is a lovely cactus garden, plenty of kiawe trees which always thrive in dry places, and some palms, plus a grove of twisty wiliwili trees. In winter, when the plumerias are not in bloom, these make the garden a worthwhile place to get some exercise.
Dogs are not allowed. There are no restrooms or facilities.
Take a look at the horses at Koko Head stables while you're here!

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Kiawe tree and an abundance of plumeria trees, at the entrance.
Kiawe tree and an abundance of plumeria trees, at the entrance.
Koko Crater juts up in front of you.
Koko Crater juts up in front of you.
A family begins a hike.
A family begins a hike.
I love the shape of these plumeria flowers!
I love the shape of these plumeria flowers!
Plumeria!
Plumeria!
Shady spot under the plumeria trees.
Shady spot under the plumeria trees.
Plumeria on the ground.
Plumeria on the ground.
Pink and orange plumeria.
Pink and orange plumeria.
Baby flowers.
Baby flowers.
Healthy plumeria branches and blue blue sky!
Healthy plumeria branches and blue blue sky!
Deep pink and yellow.
Deep pink and yellow.
Picnic table on a carpet of flowers.
Picnic table on a carpet of flowers.
Blissful ground.
Blissful ground.
Koko Crater and bougainvillea.
Koko Crater and bougainvillea.
Bougainvillea against a beautiful sky.
Bougainvillea against a beautiful sky.
Plumeria trees.
Plumeria trees.
Deepest pink plumeria.
Deepest pink plumeria.
Little white plumeria in varied sizes.
Little white plumeria in varied sizes.
Picnic table in the shade with view of bougainvillea.
Picnic table in the shade with view of bougainvillea.
Cutest plumeria.
Cutest plumeria.
Clusters of white plumeria- abundance!
Clusters of white plumeria- abundance!
Banyan tree by the horse stables.
Banyan tree by the horse stables.
   

Directions

Open daily from sunrise to sunset. Closed Dec 25 and Jan 1. Admission is free.
From Kalanianaole Hwy, just east of Sandy Beach, turn on Kealahou St. Turn left on Kokonani Street and follow it to the end where there is a small parking lot. The Koko Head stables are on the left and the trailhead in the botanic garden is on the right.

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Kristy
10/21/2015 05:15
Magical place :)

Last Updated Thu, 23 Aug 2012 23:22:27 GMT