Lyon Arboretum

Tucked in Manoa Valley, flora, koi pond and picnic spots make it a relaxing place.

The paved paths and picnic sites make Lyon Arboretum a wonderful garden for families with toddlers. 

One path takes visitors to a koi pond and gazebo, and another leads down the hill to a spice garden. 

In the center of the arboretum is a traditional Hawaiian hale, thatched with loulu fronds beside a mala (dry land taro patch). 

Gentle showers often bring rainbows that stretch from one side of the valley to the next. 

Visitors are encouraged to make a $5 donation at the visitors' center. 

Closed Sundays