Wahiawa Botanical Garden

Since David and I have decided to travel in the near future, we intend to strengthen our legs by touring sites here on the island of Oahu. Hopefully, we can develop enough stamina for the rigors of travel.

With this in mind, we drove to the Wahiawa Botanical Garden recently. The air was cool and crisp due to the higher elevation.  This garden is a 27 acre rainforest.  Fortunately, it did not rain during the time we were there.

Click on the photos to enlarge them.

This is me:

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And this is David:

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There are several tiers to this garden. This is the upper tier:

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Then, David and I walked down the steep stairs to the lower tier:

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There weren’t many flowers, but I managed to photograph a few:

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Note David in the middle of the walkway.  He is 6’1” tall, but is a midget compared to the towering trees:

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This is the bamboo grove. Note the height of the people versus the trees:

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This is a pretty sight:

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The camera battery was dying and though I had a spare battery in my purse, I was reluctant to fiddle with it while standing in the garden. I intend to buy another camera to store in my purse so that I can just whip it out when the first camera dies.  Of course, both cameras have to be small enough to fit in my purse.  No problem with Canon PowerShot cameras.

9 Responses to “Wahiawa Botanical Garden”

  1. Linda Starr Says:

    I love botanical gardens; when I lived in San Francisco years ago I used to go the arboretum quite often and the tea garden too.

  2. DeniseinVA Says:

    How wonderful! So happy to hear you went to this botanical garden. All lovely photos!

  3. DJan Says:

    Nice pictures, Gigi. I’m glad you’re getting some exercise. 🙂

  4. Joanne Noragon Says:

    Oh, dear. Then you had to climb back up all those steps. Beautiful gardens, though.

  5. dkzody Says:

    What a pretty place to get your exercise. And the weather must be so nice for walking.

  6. SchmidleysScribblins Says:

    Good to strenthen your legs whether you travel or not. Aerobic exercise is good for the heart.

  7. Christine Says:

    lovely outing and great exercise Gigi, it looks so lush there.

  8. Olga Says:

    I love to visit botanical gardens. Good idea to build up some stamina for travel.

  9. Linda Reeder Says:

    That is an excellent idea – to get out and enjoy the beauty around you while strengthening your bodies too.

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