ALOHA!

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.


Visit the Arboretum

  • Open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 am until 3 pm, closed on weekends, State and Federal holidays .
  • Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. The suggested donation amount is $10 per person.
  • Reservations are required. Reservations are open one week in advance on the Friday before.

Make your reservation on Eventbrite at the link below.

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

(Last updated: 3/21/24)


ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPCOMING CLOSURES

UPDATE! SPRING PLANT SALE

UPDATE! All reservation spots are filled! Walk-ins are welcome in the afternoon. For more information, click here for details: https://manoa.hawaii.edu/lyon/classes-and-events/annual-plant-sales/

Reserve your spot for the upcoming Spring Plant Sale! We open reservations on Monday, April 8th.

SUMMER NATURE CAMP

Registration for Summer Nature camp opens soon! Click here for more information: https://manoa.hawaii.edu/lyon/2024/04/05/summer-nature-camp-nature-quest-exploring-art-and-science-at-the-arboretum/

INTERNSHIPS

The Grounds Trails PAID Internship application period is still open. Click here for more information: Grounds Trails Summer Internship

COMMUNITY CLASSES

Back by popular demand, Yoga and Mindful Hike and Intro to Beekeeping, with Max the Beekeeper! More information can be found here: https://manoa.hawaii.edu/lyon/2024/01/03/community-classes-2024-winter-and-spring-community-classes/

SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS:

We are fully booked for K12 school tours for the 2023-2024 school year and will not be accepting any new bookings for school tours.

Requests CAN be made for summer.

School tour requests for SY2024-2025 will open at the end of July. Mahalo!

UPCOMING ALL DAY CLOSURES:

  • March 26, 2024: Holiday observance
  • March 29, 2024: Holiday observance
  • April 1 , 2024: Internal operations
  • April 2, 2024: Internal operations
  • April 11, 2024: Internal operations
  • April 12, 2024: Internal operations
  • May 9, 2024: Internal operations
  • May 27, 2024: Holiday observance
  • July 4, 2024: Holiday observance
  • August 16, 2024: Holiday observance

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