Friday, February 22, 2013

Gardens in Oahu

Oahu always makes the headlines when President Obama and his family arrive for a holiday. Sure, we hear about him golfing at the Olomana Golf Links, enjoying shave ice with his daughters at Island Snow, and lounging in the beachside community of Kailua. But what about Oahu's myriad gardens? Those who vacation in Oahu often flock to the tried-and-true tourist meccas, missing the myriad green spaces where the fragrance of tropical flowers is what's overpowering. 

I recently guest blogged about my favorite gardens on Hawaii's third largest island, Oahu. Some are petite. Others are expansive. One is popular for outdoor weddings. Another is surprisingly part of an arid landscape. But all provide a venue for a meditative experience far from Oahu's madding crowds.


Paula said...

Formal gardens are stunning. I was in love with the side-of-the-road blooms. Right there: an orchid. Birds of paradise. Lobster claws. Amazing!!

J The Travel Authority said...

Hi Paula, I agree. Gardens are a priority on most of my trips.