Thursday, March 17, 2011

Moanalua Gardens

Moanalua Gardens is a great place to bring the kids to see a natural botanical garden rich in history and beauty. Best of all, it won't cost you a cent.  


Immediately  after you enter the park to the left you will find a gift shop with a coffee/tea stand.

As you can see there is a huge field with hand carved wooden benches and bountiful space for a picnic.

There are also a lots of banyan trees for the kids to play around.

Further into the park you will find a scenic Koi pond that provides a great photo op with the kids. You can bring your own fish food to feed the Kois and relax in the shade by the ducks.

Kaylyn found an old summer cottage that belonged to King  Kamehameha V.

King  Kamehameha V's tea house.

There is a short paved trail suitable for a stroller aligned with Hawaiian flower trees and a natural creek.

Here are some of the pretty flowers you will spot along the nature walk. You can smell them as you walk along the trail. Amazing.

We found a giant mango tree along the trail. Unfortunately for us they were too high to get to.

To the left is the famous monkey pod tree the Japanese company Hitachi has been using as a symbol since 1973. Apparently it is symbolic in Japanese culture because there were a large number of tourists taking photos next to the tree.

Moanalua Gardens is a great place to take the family to escape the hustle of Waikki. From the moment you walk in the troubles of your day seem to pass away.

Moanalua Gardens Foundation Address is:

1352 Pineapple Place
Honolulu, HI 96819

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