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Voted "Best Attraction" for 1999 by the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau

Senator Fong's Plantation and Gardens

Senator Fong's Plantation and Gardens is a 700 acre, family owned, tropical garden located beneath the majestic Ko'olau mountain range in Kahaluu, Oahu.

An easy paced 1 mile (1.5 hour) Guided Walking Tour takes you through the Garden's lush valley and plateaus of tropical flower gardens, fruit and nut orchards, exotic palm varieties, and Hawaiian plants.

Fun for the whole family, personable guides give out fragrant flowers picked along the trail, kukui nuts found beneath the trees, or offer a taste of fruits or nuts right from the orchards, whatever is in season.

Within the Gardens there is a beautiful open air Visitor Center that provides a scenic area for weddings, receptions, and baby's first luau celebrations. The art of lei-making is also taught here on a daily basis.

Open 10am -2pm daily, Closed Christmas and New Years day

Guided Walking Tours

10:30 am & 1pm daily

Adult $14.50, Child $9

Visitor Center Activities

Lei-Making $6.50

Giftshop, Snacks, Refreshments

Visitor Hall rental available

A little history

Hiram L. Fong was the first Asian American elected to the U.S. Senate. He started off as the seventh of eleven children born to parents who were both immigrants from China. His father came to Hawaii to work in the sugarcane fields as an indentured plantation worker. In 1950 Hiram Fong was able to purchase a 700 acre plantation that is now Senator Fong's Plantation and Gardens. Hiram Fong passed away in 2004, at the age of 97. He had always contributed his good health and well being to this Plantation Garden, his personal oasis, in Oahu, Hawaii.

Lei Making Classes

The art of lei making is taught at Senator Fong's Plantation and Gardens to over 100,000 visitors a year. Experience the art of the Hawaiian lei. Fill your senses with sweet fragrances of tropical blossoms and the touch of cool, crisp native ferns. Sewing a lei by your own hand, brings a true involvement and appreciation in the aloha spirit and Hawaiian culture. The fragrant lei are made up of foliage found in our expansive garden, such as plumeria, bougainvillea, orchid, and Hawaiian fern.

Focus of our Gardens

  1. Preserve and Promote Hawaii's scenic landscape, aloha spirit, and Hawaiian history to our visitors
  2. Perpetuate Hawaii's heritage by representing our multi-ethnic community through it's unique mix of fruits, flowers, and plants

Noteworthy Facts

    1. Exotic Fruit and Nut Garden, over 70 edible varieties from all over the world.
    2. Palm Garden, over 80 different varieties, from far reaching areas of the world, also the only endemic Hawaiian palm, the Lo'ulu.
    3. Pili grass slopes, a rarity now on Oahu, which early Hawaiians used to thatch houses.
    4. 15 early Polynesian introduced plants, bamboo, betel nut, breadfruit, coconut, ginger, hau, kamani, kukui, noni, 'ohi'a'ai, sugar cane, taro, Tahitian chestnut, ti, tumeric.
    5. Sandlewood trees, 100 rare trees were given by the State Department of Agriculture in 1988, to commemorate the bicentennial of Chinese immigrants to Hawaii.

 

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Senator Fong's Plantation & Gardens 47-285 Pulama Road Kaneohe, HI 96744
phone (808) 239-6775  fax (808) 239-6469  e-mail: info@FongGarden.com for a free brochure