Lili’uokalani Botanical Gardens


About Lili’uokalani Botanical Gardens


A 7.5-acre garden located was once the property of Queen Liliuokalani, and was one of her favorite picnic spots. This is a developing garden that is devoted to native Hawaiian plants, and is open from 7:00am to 5:00pm daily. The beautiful Nuuanu stream flows through these gardens, which creates the Waikahalulu waterfall, and provides an excellent place for plants to grow.


Queen Liliuokalani was the last reigning monarch of the Hawaiian Islands. She bestowed her land to the city and county of Honolulu to be enjoyed by the public. The land that makes up the Liliuokalani Botanical Gardens was included in this gift, and is maintained by the city.

Facts & Trivia

  • Island: Oahu
  • Amenities: Walking trails, parking, free admission, and bathrooms
  • Insider Tip: Bring mosquito spray because they are common around the stream and pools of the waterfall.
  • Fun Fact: Liliuokalani Botanical Gardens is the only garden around Honolulu that features native Hawaiian plants exclusively.
  • What to Expect: A small parking lot with free parking. This garden exclusively features native Hawaiian plants and is a great place to spend the afternoon. Being so close to downtown Honolulu, this garden is a beautiful space, and shouldnt be overlooked. The waterfall is