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Foster Botanical Garden

Foster Garden traces its beginning to 1853 when Queen Kalama leased a small area of land to William Hillebrand, a young German doctor.
A botanist and physician, he built a home near the location of the present garden. He planted many of the huge magnificent trees present today in the garden.
After leaving Hawaii to return to Germany he authored the excellent guide, "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands (1888)."
The property was later sold to Mary Foster and her husband. She bequeathed the property on her death to the City and County as a public garden in 1930.

Dr. Harold Lyon was its first director. He introduced some 10,000 plants to Hawaii.
[Foster Botanical Garden brochure, Honolulu HI.]
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Hillebrand Plaque
Hillebrand Plaque
Palm flower pod
Palm flower pod
African Daisy
African Daisy
Red
Red
Cannonball flower (Couroupita guianensis)
Cannonball flower (Couroupita guianensis)
Cannonball fruits (Couroupita guianensis)
Cannonball fruits (Couroupita guianensis)
Cannonball tree (Couroupita guianensis)
Cannonball tree (Couroupita guianensis)
Rainy days and Sundays
Rainy days and Sundays
Young Okra
Young Okra
Hide an seek
Hide an seek
Magnolia detail
Magnolia detail
Magnolia
Magnolia
Angel's trumpet, (Brugmansia (=Datura) xcandida)
Angel's trumpet, (Brugmansia (=Datura) xcandida)
Honeysuckle
Honeysuckle
Cat's whiskers
Cat's whiskers
Hawaiian Cotton, Ma'o (Gossypium sandwicense)
Hawaiian Cotton, Ma'o (Gossypium sandwicense)
Red and beautiful
Red and beautiful
Straight up
Straight up
Bo Tree leaf detail
Bo Tree leaf detail
Bo Tree (Ficus religiosa)
Bo Tree (Ficus religiosa)
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