Koko Crater Botanical Garden, Honolulu

4.2
#21 of 63 in Parks in Honolulu
The Koko Crater Botanical Garden (60 acres) is a botanical garden located within the Koko Crater (Koko Head) on the eastern end of Oahu, Hawaii. It was given the dual title of the Charles M. Wills Cactus Garden by the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation, in recognition of his contributions to the garden, in 1966.


The garden is part of the Honolulu Botanical Gardens, and first established in 1958. Its hot, dry climate is suitable for Plumeria and Bougainvillea cultivars in the outer crater, kiawe (Prosopis pallida) and koa haole (Leucaena leucocephala) trees, and four major collections organized by region (Africa, the Americas, Hawaii, and Pacifica). Other collections include adeniums, alluaudias, aloes, baobabs, cacti, euphorbias, palms, and sansevierias, as well as a native grove of wiliwili trees (Erythrina sandwicensis). A loop trail (2 miles) runs through the collections. They have about 500 trees and 200 species of trees.
Using our international travel planner, Honolulu attractions like Koko Crater Botanical Garden can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Source
Create an itinerary including Koko Crater Botanical Garden
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Koko Crater Botanical Garden Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
169 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Beautiful walk through the crater with all kinds of tropical plants and trees. We enjoyed the quietness of the park, only a handful of people we met. It was really hot in the crater, so make sure to.....  more »
  • This was a cool place. Do not come expecting to see manicured lawns and nicely paved pathways. It was more like a forest with all sorts of weird trees. Mostly there were name signs on them...  more »
Google
  • This garden is one of the best kept secrets on the island, even though it's so close to everything! The florals there are just amazing, and you really can't find a bad place to be there.
  • Excellent workout. 1080 steps to one of the best views. View is good even a third of the way 😉😁😁
Places to stay near Koko Crater Botanical Garden

Plan your trip to Honolulu

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Honolulu

See all ›
4.6
Duration:3 h
4.7
Duration:2 h
3.8
Duration:6 h
4.4
Duration:2 h

Kid-friendly things to do in Honolulu

See all ›
4.4
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.8
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.6
Duration:3 h
4.6
Duration:2 h

Side trips from Honolulu

4.7
Duration:6 h
4.2
Duration:4 h
4.8
Duration:4 h
4.6
Duration:2 h

Hidden gems in Honolulu

4.5
Duration:2 h
4.2
Duration:3 h
4.9
Duration:4 h
5.0
Duration:4 h

Shopping in Honolulu

See all ›
4.1
Duration:2 h
3.6
Duration:2 h
4.9
Duration:2 h
4.8
Duration:2 h

Nearby attractions in Honolulu

4.9
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.5
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.9
Duration:4 h