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Senator Fong's Plantation and Gardens

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Address: 47-285 Pulama Rd, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-5026
Phone Number: +1 808-239-6755
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This garden has five main areas on a 725 acre property.

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The beauty of Sen. Fong's Plantation

There's a of history and beauty on this vast property that was owned by the late Hawaii Senator Hiram Fong.The Senator named various valleys and plateaus for the US presidents who... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 January 2015
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Edgartown, Massachusetts
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Washington State
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

A very secluded tropical botanical garden away from the crowds. So reasonable and a wonderful scenic spot on Oahu.

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Waimanalo, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

As of January 2016, the gardens are NOT generally open every day. You must call in advance to make a reservation, cost is $100 for a group of up to 10 people. Call in advance to make a reservation, 808-239-6775 (not -6755), and just leave a message on their anonymous answering machine. Their website, a family affair, is currently down.

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Edgartown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015

There's a of history and beauty on this vast property that was owned by the late Hawaii Senator Hiram Fong.The Senator named various valleys and plateaus for the US presidents who were in office during his Senate terms. This is an especially nice place for people interested in botany. Our knowledgeable guide explained the plant life and fruit trees that... More 

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Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

Great choice for a get together! Plenty of covered seating area and nice grassy area for kids to play. Lots of free parking.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013 via mobile

The other reviews are right, this place is past it's prime as a tourist attraction, but that's mainly because the family makes money off the things they grow rather than depend on tourism. It's still a nice walk in the jungle with a lot of different varieties of fruits and flowers, depending on what's in season. The best time to... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

we like to photograph flowers so stopped to visit the gardens. Seemed deserted. We were the only visitors. Took a few minutes to find someone to take our $$, but then we got a private guided tour. Not a lot of flowers, but good descriptions of many plants by an enthusiastic guide. Spent two hours and it was pleasant, but... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

We very much enjoyed the garden, and the view of the ocean from one area of the garden. We learned much about different trees. For the first time in our lives we saw coco (chocolate) tree, macadamian nuts trees, and several other trees.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2012

Low key, nice walk, some up hill, which if your healthy shouldn't be a problem. Sneakers are a better option just for comfort. Spray down with bug spray which they provide before your walk. Bring a little shopping bad to collect fruit samples which they allowed as an example to each group. Do not expect massive "flowers" here, there are... More 

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Culver City, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2012

The plantation and gardens guided nature walk is now given in an eco-tour style with emphasis on touching and smelling the bushes, nuts, fruits, trees and flowers along the way. Our tour guide, Joan, was very knowledgeable, showing our small group of four the flora, their names, medicinal purposes, and interesting facts. For example, the Traveler’s Tree stems' casings hold... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2010

Several guidebooks described these grounds in a positive way. Too bad Senator Fong is no longer around. For $14.50 per adult the guided tour was very haphazard and the grounds are in desperate need of many more hands to care for them. I would not recommend this attraction.

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