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Hawaii Island Plantations, Farms and Gardens

While the western side of Hawaii Island boasts a rugged lava coastline ideally suited to aquaculture, the island’s eastern side is graced with verdant soil and abundant rain. From Hilo to Hamakua, farms and botanical gardens flourish under golden sunshine, offering a spectrum of experiences for anyone interested in agricultural tourism.

Among the island’s notable gardens are Hilo’s Liliuokalani Gardens, a Japanese garden complete with bonsai trees, rock gardens and canal bridges; Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden featuring over 2,500 species of tropical plants; the World Botanical Gardens with impressive Umauma Falls and Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, in the Volcano area, housing the largest orchid collection in Hawaii.

The Puna and Kau districts are also home to tropical flower and foliage nurseries, fruit orchards and coffee farms.

On the western or Kona side of the island make sure to visit one of the many dozens of coffee farms in the region’s volcanic slopes in Holualoa, Kailua-Kona and Kealakekua. Take a tour and find out what makes 100% Kona coffee so unique and flavorful.

Be sure to check out the upcountry ranches of Waimea with their cattle, sheep and goats and the district’s award-winning fresh flowers and produce.

Agricultural Tourism on Hawaii Island

On Hawaii, the Big Island, agricultural tourism takes you from the mountains to the sea, for fresh produce, flavorful meats and succulent seafood straight from the source.

Coffee Plantations on Hawaii Island

There are hundreds of coffee farms in Kona, from Holualoa to Kealakekua, that harvest the uniquely Hawaiian Kona coffee bean, as well as boutique coffee plantations in Kau, Puna and Hilo.

Farmers' Markets on Hawaii Island

Visit farmers' markets on Hawaii Island and discover a unique variety of ethnic foods, fresh produce, and locally made artwork, crafts and gifts.

Hawaii Regional Cuisine on Hawaii Island

Hawaii Regional Cuisine inventively blends Hawaii Island's freshest flavours with the cuisine of the world.

Resorts of Hawaii Island

From the Kohala Coast to Keauhou, the resorts of Hawaii Island offer world-class amenities, amazing restaurants, spas and golf courses.

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