Senator Fong's Plantation
The late Senator Hiram Leong Fong started the gardens as a hobby in the early 1950s, planting exotic flower and fruit trees from around the world. Today the gardens embrace 725 acres, rising from 80 feet to 2,600 feet above sea level. 80 different types of palms, slopes of pili grass (once used to make thatch houses), an impressive collection of early Polynesian plants and 100 rare sandlewood trees. When you're not taking in the sights and scents of the flora, take a peek at the Koolau Range and the vast ocean views.