Wahiawā Botanical Garden

1396 California Avenue, Wahiawā, Hawai‘i 96786

Completed

2004

The City and County of Honolulu’s Wahiawā Botanical Gardens features a tropical rainforest with native Hawaiian plants, tree ferns, air plants, and aroids. Situated along a ravine in Central O‘ahu, the gardens date to the 1930s when this land was used by sugar planters as an experimental arboretum. Belt Collins provided conceptual design for garden improvements addressing parking, upgraded facilities, accessible visitor paths throughout the gardens, and lighting improvements. While budget constraints did not allow implementation of the proposed parking, some utility and facility upgrades, the accessible walkways throughout the improved portion of the 26.6-acre site were built. Approximately one-quarter mile of concrete walkways with seating areas and associated park amenities were provided, along with the water system improvements, including those to the park buildings and irrigation facilities.

Visitors can stroll along the paved paths to see native plants, Hawaiian palms, an aroid garden and more.
Visitors can stroll along the paved paths to see native plants, Hawaiian palms, an aroid garden and more.

The City and County of Honolulu’s Wahiawā Botanical Gardens features a tropical rainforest with native Hawaiian plants, tree ferns, air plants, and aroids. Situated along a ravine in Central O‘ahu, the gardens date to the 1930s when this land was used by sugar planters as an experimental arboretum. Belt Collins provided conceptual design for garden improvements addressing parking, upgraded facilities, accessible visitor paths throughout the gardens, and lighting improvements. While budget constraints did not allow implementation of the proposed parking, some utility and facility upgrades, the accessible walkways throughout the improved portion of the 26.6-acre site were built. Approximately one-quarter mile of concrete walkways with seating areas and associated park amenities were provided, along with the water system improvements, including those to the park buildings and irrigation facilities.

The Wahiawā Botanical Gardens is in a rainforest and home to more than 60 types of trees and a host of tree ferns and blooming tropical flora. Belt Collins’ team of landscape architects and civil engineers collaborated on a concept design for improvements to the garden, subsequently completing design documents for the construction of pathways, signage, seating areas and water system improvements. Visitors can stroll along the paved paths to see native plants, Hawaiian palms, an aroid garden and more.

The Wahiawā Botanical Gardens is in a rainforest and home to more than 60 types of trees and a host of tree ferns and blooming tropical flora. Belt Collins’ team of landscape architects and civil engineers collaborated on a concept design for improvements to the garden, subsequently completing design documents for the construction of pathways, signage, seating areas and water system improvements. Visitors can stroll along the paved paths to see native plants, Hawaiian palms, an aroid garden and more.

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