Upcoming EOH Activities & Events


Saturday, August 11 Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Fee: None 

Portrait and Model Photography Workshop

Join the members of the Eyes of Hawaii Photography Club for a portrait and model workshop using the waterfall and other elements of the garden as a background. Learn about posing and lighting from members of the club. Bring someone as a model and learn how to take the best portrait shots.


Reservations Required: Phone 768-7135.


EOH Member Susan Polanco De Couet is one of the featured photographers.
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 Foster Botanical Garden 

A garden in the midst of busy downtown Honolulu? Yes!  And here at Foster Botanical Garden, visitors find a refreshing change from the chaos of the city. As the oldest of the Honolulu Botanical Gardens, Foster Garden displays a mature and impressive collection of tropical plants. Some of the magnificent trees in this 14-acre garden were planted in the 1850s by Dr. William Hillebrand. They marked the beginning of a heritage that became The Honolulu Botanical Gardens.

Garden highlights: The Conservatory, Outdoor Butterfly Garden, Palm Garden, Prehistoric Glen Cycad Collection, Exceptional Trees, and Gift Shop.

Midsummer Night's Gleam!

Annual event scheduled for Saturday, July 21, from 4 p.m to 9 p.m. at Foster Botanical Garden
2018 Midsummer Nights Gleam Map and Program

Foster Botanical Garden will be abuzz with lights and family fun as part of the annual Midsummer Night’s Gleam on Saturday, July 21. From 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. garden lovers of all ages are invited to visit this urban Honolulu gem as it is transformed into a magical wonderland with thousands of luminaries and decorative lighting throughout.

The garden will be closed from noon until 4 p.m. for setup of this free event.

This year’s gleam theme is “Starry, Starry Night,” which pays homage to the Polynesian voyagers who used the stars to navigate their way to the Hawaiian Islands. Along with a variety of displays, members of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and the famed vessel, H?k?le?a, will participate in the event.

Family activities will be located throughout the garden including live entertainment, botanical painting, storytelling, children’s craft activities and games, ancient Mongolian “Golden Horde” martial arts, and archery exhibitions.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the event. Limited public parking is available at the botanical garden and at designated nearby locations, including Kauluwela Elementary School and Beretania Community Park. Paid parking is available at the Chinese Cultural Plaza, City Municipal Lot, Kukui Plaza and other street parking. Carpooling or utilizing alternative forms of transportation, such as bicycling or taking TheBus, are highly encouraged

Regular park rules apply to this event. Picnicking is encouraged, however no tents, tables, grills, large/tall chairs, large coolers, alcohol, or pets are allowed into the botanical garden.

The Midsummer Night’s Gleam is sponsored by the City and County of Honolulu, Department of Parks and Recreation, Division of Urban Forestry, Honolulu Botanical Gardens and is co-sponsored by the Friends of Honolulu Botanical Gardens. 


Thursdays, June 7 to July 26, 2018
4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  - Free Admission
Take a stroll through Foster Botanical Garden in the late afternoon
and enjoy a concert from 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
June Concerts
June 7     Army Music 25th Infantry Division
June 14   Royal Hawaiian Band
June 21   Dragon Beat (Taiko Drum)
June 28   Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii
July Concerts
July 5   Echoes “of Pink Floyd
July 12 Sam and the Sumo Ninjaz (Bluegrass)
July 19 U.S. Air Force Hana Hou Band
July 26 Oahu Songwriter’s Group (Oldies & Original Compositions) 
“Starry, Starry, Night”
Saturday, July 21, 2018
4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Free Admission
Foster Botanical Garden will be turned into a
magical wonderland with luminaries
sparkling along the pathways weaving through the garden.
See the Mongolian Tribesmen and their fighting knights.
Children’s Activities
4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Painting, Botanical Games, Bubbles, and Arts & Crafts!
For More Information Please Call
(808) 768-7135




Fridays, June 22 and July 27, 2018
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Concert begins at 4:30 p.m.
June 22, Tymeless (Hawaiian Music)
July 27, Tapestry, the Band (Jazz Music)


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