Some people visit us to relax; some seek adventure; some come to learn and experience local culture. We are fortunate to provide a place where you can have all of these experiences and more. 


  • Visit in the morning! There are many reasons why visiting HTBG in the morning is your best bet: less people, ample parking, great light for photographs, flowers glistening with morning dew, cooler temps, and less mosquitos.
  • Look up. The canopy is an important part of this ecosystem and has some killer views too. Take a moment to admire what is above you.
  • Take the Scenic Route. Sometimes GPS will direct people down a side road (Old Onomea Rd) but the easiest and more beautiful drive is along the scenic route.
  • Grab an umbrella. Weather can change quickly in Hawaii! You’ll be glad you have it if it starts to rain. While packing, consider bringing a rain jacket as well if you plan on spending a considerable amount of time on this part of the island.
  • Plan your day around it HTBG! If you’re coming from the other side of the island, plan a day trip. There are lots of great natural sites, restaurants and shopping opportunities in the area. Just remember, last entry is at 4pm.
  • Check out the FAQ. There’s a good chance your questions have already been asked and answered here.


check out the "plant of the week" to get an idea of what is blooming during your visit.​