Nani Mau Gardens
421 Makalika Street, Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii
What better place than Hawaii to glimpse some of the rarest and most beautiful plant and flower species in the world? Nani Mau translates to “forever beautiful” and once you see the spectacular flora on display here, you’ll understand how this renowned garden got its name. Nani Mau Garden houses over 2000 types of plants and with more than 2,300 varieties of orchids on show, it boasts one of the largest orchid collections in the world. In addition to the greenery, the garden also features a museum, fruit orchard, butterfly house and a unique wooden Japanese Bell tower which was built using no nails or screws—a true architectural wonder.