Lyon Arboretum is currently closed to the public until further notice.

As the impact of  COVID-19 continues to develop, we want to do our part to slow the spread of the virus and have decided to temporarily close the Arboretum to the public. We want to ensure the safety of all our visitors as well as our Lyon staff and ohana. It was a decision not made very lightly as there are many community members who visit the Arboretum as their place of solace. 

Rest assured that the Arboretum will open again to the public and we’ll let you know when that date is. Hopefully, it will be in the near future but ultimately that date will be determined by the COVID-19 situation. 

Our thoughts go out to those impacted by the virus. We ask that everyone live aloha as these are trying times. We are all in this together and if we work together, we can make things better! 

Pupukahi i holomua: Unite to move forward


Lyon Arboretum is part of the University of Hawaiʻi and a public botanical garden. We are nestled in the back of Mānoa Valley, just five miles from the bustle of Waikiki. Lyon Arboretum has over seven miles of hiking trails and boasts more than 6,000 taxa of tropical and sub-tropical plants on our nearly 200 acres.

We are open to the public Mondays – Fridays, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturdays, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. We are closed Sundays and for state and federal holidays.


Upcoming closures and cancellations

Community Classes and Guided Tours 

All classes and scheduled guided tours are canceled up until April 30th in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. We don’t know about rescheduling classes for now and if you signed up for a class or tour, please call our office regarding refunds if we have not contacted you already.

Please take care of yourself and we will be here, waiting for your return! Stay tuned for updates. We will be doing our best to continue with our mission to educate the public via posts on our Facebook and Instagram accounts. Thank you for your support and please aloha everyone during these trying times.

March 26, 2020

Lyon Arboretum will be closed all day for Prince Kūhiō Day on Thursday, March 26.

April 10, 2020

Lyon Arboretum will be closed all day on Friday, April 10.

Questions regarding closures can be directed to our Main Office at (808) 988-0456. Mahalo!