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Secrets of Hawaii : Lyon Arboretum Garden
Upper area of the Lyon Arboretum
Upper area of the Lyon Arboretum
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  A well cared for garden with a bit of the wild,  nestled deep in the Manoa Valley . These garden is cared for by the University of Hawaii Manoa. It is located near Manoa Falls.  Come enjoy this magnificent open space with its majestic trees and palms. A wide variety of plants can be found within this garden.


Photo 1 - Parrot's Beak Heliconia at Lyon Arboretum
Photo 2 -  Climbing Lily at Lyon Arboretum
Photo 3 -  Purple Ground Orchid at Lyon Arboretum
Photo 4 -  Pink Ginger at Lyon Arboretum
Photo 5 -  Unknown Flower at Lyon Arboretum
Flowers at the Lyon Arboretum Garden
             Photo 1 - Parrot's Beak Heliconia
             Photo 2 - Climbing Lily
             Photo 3 - Purple Ground Orchid
             Photo 4 - Pink Ginger
             Photo 5 - Unknown Flower
Need to Know:

  Cost :Suggested $7.00 General, $5.00 Kama'aina and Students, $4.00 Seniors, and $3.00 Children.  A group of trails that encircle the garden make for an interesting tour. Make sure to cover both the upper trails and lower trails leading from the visitor center/parking area. Maps of the area are available at the visitor center. Bring water and good hiking shoes. Insect repellent is recommend along with long pants.

  Open: Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm

  Closed: Saturday, Sunday and all public holidays.


     From Waikiki go to Ala Wai Blvd make a right onto Kalakaua Ave then a right onto S. King. Take S. King to Punahou. Make a left on Punahou. Stay on  Punahou it will turn into Manoa Rd at Wilder Ave. Stay on Manoa Rd. It will take you into Moana Valley. Continue past the sign to Paradise Park. You should soon see the entrance to the Lyon Arboretum. Follow the signs to the parking area.

Photo 1 - Shell Ginger at Lyon Arboretum
Photo 2 - "Fiddleheads" Fern  at Lyon Arboretum
Photo 3 - Lyon Arboretum
Pictures from the Lyon Arboretum
            Photo 1 - Shell Ginger
            Photo 2 - Fern at the Lyon Arboretum
            Photo 3 - Lyon Arboretum
    Difficulty Scale: 2- Moderate (upper trails only).