If you are on your way to Hawaii for your Easter break, definitely stop in on the famous “Foster Garden”. This world famous Hawaiian tropical flower, plant and tree garden is home to some of the most magnificent collections. In 1853 Queen Kalama leased a small piece of land to William Hillebrand, then a young German doctor and botanist. He left Hawaii after 20 years on the land to publish, Flora of the Hawaiian Islands (1888).
The property was later sold to Thomas and Mary Foster, who continued to develop the gardens, until 1930 the land of 5.5 acres was left to the City of Honolulu and became a public garden on November 30, 1931. The first director for the gardens was Dr. Harold Lyon. Over a span of 27 years, Dr. Lyon introduced 10,000 new kinds of trees and plants to Hawaii.
The gardens have expanded to over 13.5 acres and are a living museum of tropical plants, some rare and endangered, which have been collected from throughout the world's tropics over a period of 150 years.
Find out more about Honolulu's Foster Gardens HERE.
The property was later sold to Thomas and Mary Foster, who continued to develop the gardens, until 1930 the land of 5.5 acres was left to th -->
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