Oahu – Koko Crater Botanical Gardens

We often think about Hawaii as a lush and green tropical paradise.  But in reality, many parts of the islands are actually arid and desert.  The crater inside Koko head is one of those places that seldom gets the rains that the mountain passes enjoy. 

When I went to this botanical gardens I was expecting beautiful tropical flowers… what  I found were cacti and more cacti…  Hummmm   Somehow that doesn’t say “Tropical” to me…   but it was very pretty in spite of the fact that it didn’t meet my expectations…   

The plumeria trees were fantastic!

See the full set of images on my Flikr photstream:  Koko Crater Botanical Gardens