Nani Mau Gardens

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 4 publications
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Highly recommended

by expert reviewers

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4 expert recommendations



The name means "forever beautiful" in Hawaiian, and that's a good description of this 20-acre botanical garden filled with several varieties of fruit trees, rare palms, and hundreds of... Full review →


Frommer's 35

In 1972 Makato Nitahara turned a 20-acre papaya patch just outside Hilo into a tropical garden. Today Nani Mau (Forever Beautiful) holds more than 2,000 varieties of plants, from fragile... Full review →


Lonely Planet

First opened in 1972, these gardens are past their glory days. The sprawling grounds feel rather forlorn, but they do make for leisurely strolling. The mature trees remain impressive,... Full review →



There are 20 acres of gardens to explore on foot as well as a botanical museum. They are broken down into The Annual Garden, The European Garden, Anthurium Hapuu Fern Garden, The Orchid... Full review →

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