The Foster Botanic Garden is comprised of 21.02 acres of land adjoining Nuuanu Stream in downtown Honolulu. The garden does not include any major architectural features, but consists of historic landscaping that includes a large number of historic trees. The Foster Botanic Garden, which was established in 1855, is significant for its association with the development of landscape architecture and horticultural research in Hawaii. The property is also significant for its involvement with historically significant individuals including Dr. William F. Hillebrand, Queen Liliuokulani, botanist Mary E. Foster, and plant pathologist and botanist Harold L. Lyon.
This list of Hawaii’s historic properties is provided as a public service by Historic Hawaii Foundation. It is not the official list of properties designated on the Hawaii State Register of Historic Places. For official designations and determinations of eligibility, contact the State Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Land and Natural Resources of the State of Hawaii at 808-692-8015.