Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve & Garden

Hawaii Tropical Botanical GardenThe Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve & Garden is a 501(c)(3) Scientific and Educational non-profit, whose mission is to serve as a nature preserve and sanctuary, a living seed bank, and a study center for trees and plants of the tropical world. The Garden is dedicated to the collection and display of the world’s tropical plants,and to the education of both children and adults about the plight of the world’s rainforests.

The Garden’s collection of tropical plants is international in scope. Over 2,000 species, representing more than 125 families and 750 genera, are found in this one-of-a-kind garden. The 40-acre valley is a natural greenhouse, protected from buffeting tradewinds and blessed with fertile volcanic soil. Throughout this garden valley, nature trails meander through a true tropical rainforest, crossing bubbling streams, passing several beautiful waterfalls and the exciting ocean vistas along the rugged Pacific coast.

The Garden is open from 9am to 5pm everyday, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day, with Garden admissions ending at 4pm. This self-guided tour takes an average of about an hour and a half. The walking distance is just over a mile, round trip.

Contact Information:

The Four Mile Scenic Route, about 8 Miles North of Hilo.

27-717 Old Mamalahoa Highway
Papaikou, HI 96749



Open daily from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Garden admissions end at 4:00PM.


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