The Lyon Arboretum hosts nearly 34,000 visitors each year who come to the grounds to participate in educational activities, get involved with community fun, or simply wander around to look at all of the dazzling plants that are on display. Although the Lyon Arboretum is home to other forms of life, it's major emphases are tropical plants and native Hawaiian plants. The Lyon Arboretum is currently home to a world-renowned collection of more than 5,000 tropical plant species.
Thanks to an abundant average rainfall of 165 inches, the Lyon Arboretum offers a tropical rainforest setting that is ideal for growing an enormous diversity of plants, which is one of the reasons the grounds often serve as an outdoor laboratory local students. The Lyon Arboretum opened to the public in 1972 and it's collection now features heliconias, gingers, aroids, bromeliads, native Hawaiian plants, and one of the largest palm collections found in a botanical garden.
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We were very happy that the driver for the Rainforest/Waterfall Tour let us know about it. When we bought card it wasn't offered. Just a great combination and use of our time since the Waterfall Tour is next door. Because of the free transportation from waterfall tour we were able to see the beautiful Arboretum. It is very serene and green. The light rain was soothing and yes, we really did see a rainbow! I recommend the Arboretum as a great addition to the waterfall tour. The 2 tours together made great use of our time and we got to see some of the best nature Oahu has to offer.