Senator Fong’s Plantation & Gardens

This 700-acre tropical garden is a nature preserve and bird sanctuary beneath the Koolau mountain range. 

The flora at Senator Fong’s Plantation & Gardens

Located beneath the breathtaking Ko'olau Mountain Range, Senator Fong's Plantation and Gardens is a 700-acre botanical wonderland in a lush valley of garden orchards and native Hawaiian plants. 

Senator Hiram L. Fong, the first Asian-American elected to the U.S. Senate. His parents emigrated from China to Hawaii, where his father worked in the sugarcane fields. Fong began purchasing the land which now comprises the gardens in 1950.

The gardens boast more than 70 types of edible exotic fruits and nuts, 80 types of palms and pili grass slopes and it's also the home of rare sandalwood trees, which were a gift from the Chinese government to commemorate the bicentennial of the Chinese arrival in Hawaii, as well as plants introduced by the Polynesians, the original immigrants to Hawaii. One-mile guided walking tours through the gardens depart each day at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., providing views of lush Hawaiian flora. Tours are by reservation only, $100 for up to 10 people, $10 for each additional person. You can also learn the ancient art of lei making ($6.50 per lei). 

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47-285 Pulama Rd. Kaneohe HI 96744 U.S.


808-239-6775 Attraction’s Website

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