Visit The Lyon Arboretum on O’ahu
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
Address:3860 Manoa Rd, past University of Hawaii
Location:Near the top of the road
Transportation:The Bus: #5 from Waikiki
Web site: www.hawaii.edu/lyonarboretum
Call ahead to schedule. Please mention Linda Dancer, your O’ahu Visitors Bureau Destination Specialist, so they may track their new business.
The Lyon Arboretum dates back to 1918, when the Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association wanted to demonstrate the value of watershed for reforestation. In 1953 it became part of the University of Hawaii, where they continued to expand the extensive collection of tropical plants. Six-story-tall breadfruit trees, yellow orchids no bigger than bus tokens, ferns with fuzzy buds as big as human heads . . . These are just a few of the botanical wonders you’ll find at the 194-acre Lyon Arboretum. A whole different world opens up to you along the self-guided 20-minute hike through the arboretum to Inspiration Point. You’ll pass more than 5,000 exotic tropical plants full of singing birds in this cultivated rainforest (a University of Hawaii research facility) at the head of Manoa Valley.
To learn more or to book your trip to visit O’ahu contact Linda Dancer – Oahu Master Destination Specialist by email [email protected]
Call Direct 931-337-0770 or Toll Free 1-888-811-1888 ext 331