Lyon ArboretumCurrently Closed
- Address: 3860 Manoa Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822, United States
- Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8089880456
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Garden, Botanical Garden, Family And Kids
Lyon Arboretum - Review
Spread across the upper region of the lush Manoa Valley, the 200 acre of Lyon Arboretum and Botanical garden is a man-made tropical paradise.
The number of trails that wind throughout its vast expanse and the serene water features that embrace the greenery all around, is something no one should miss when in Honolulu.
Do check out the native Hawaiian plants maintained here- especially the Pritchardia spp. (palms), gingers, heliconias, bromeliads, and aroids.
A camera is the perfect company to capture the beautiful flowers and trees in pictures and if you love hiking, the trails offers a refreshing experience.
Lyon Arboretum Information
- Carry bottled drinking water.
- Wearing sunscreen will help to protect from the sun.
- Do wear sturdy shoes for the hike.
Lyon Arboretum Ticket Prices
- Admission for the general public is free, however there is a requested donation of USD 5.00/per person.
- Call up the place for tour prices.
Lyon Arboretum Hours
- For booking a tour, call up the place.
- Closed on State and Federal Holidays.
How To reach Lyon Arboretum by Public Transport
- By Bus: Manoa Rd + Opp Kumuone St (1.5 kilometers away)
- By Taxi
- By hiring a local Cab
- By renting a Car/Bike
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Things to Know Before Visiting Lyon Arboretum
1.95% of people who visit Honolulu include Lyon Arboretum in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
50% of people start their Lyon Arboretum visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Lyon Arboretum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lyon Arboretum
Lyon Arboretum Trips
Lyon Arboretum, Honolulu Reviews
It's a beautiful place that's great if you want to do a little hiking and be outside. There are lots of interesting plants with information posted along the trails. Parking can be problematic- if you decide to drive all the way up, the road eventually narrows and can only allow one car at a time. Sometimes there's no room on the sides or it's too steep to pull aside. Hikers tend to walk in the middle of the roads, so be careful.
One of my favourite places to go on Oahu. Beautiful flora and fauna. Can get a little hot and a lot of the trails are pretty steep. Make sure to bring good shoes as the main trail is paved with loose pebbles, it’s a little tough to walk on with flip flops. Entry is technically free but they do ask for a donation to help with costs, also all visitors need to sign in at the gift shop, and it’s also a good idea to bring some bug spray if you plan on going off the main trail.
Amazing variety of tropical plants on short maintained trails. Ideal for families and those not prepared for true hiking. Hawaiian plant garden and many others. You can download a free app for interactive learning and more.
I go here at least once a year. Lyon Arboretum conducts two plant sales a year with "partners" from around the island. It's a great chance to see the Arboretum and get new plants. Expert plant lovers are there to answer questions and give helpful advice. Shuttle service is provided on these occasions to more efficiently get visitors to the Arboretum. Some chose to walk. The parking lot is closed on these two events. It is a beautiful place to visit.
Great place to hike or stroll. The lady and I always try and find arboretums on our travels. This was one of the best. Well laid out with a good path. When I visited I needed a cane and was still able to walk easily. The plants were well marked and there are regions and specific types on display. If all you want is a nice stroll away from the hustle and bustle of Oahu this is the place. Be kind while there and stay on the path. Please don’t use the parking lot for the adjoining falls trail. When I’m stronger I’ll do that hike.