You can pick up a brochure to tour this 12-acre garden yourself, home to more than 200 native plants as well as Polynesian introductions, but you’ll learn so much more about Hawaiian culture and plants on a guided tour (especially since the lush vegetation can occasionally overgrow pathways and signs). Amy Greenwell, Stanford-educated granddaughter of Kona coffee pioneer Henry Nicholas Greenwell, performed botanical and archaeological surveys in the area and created this “pre-Cook” garden on her estate, which she willed to the Bishop Museum at her death in 1974. Rarities include six varieties of the only native Hawaiian palm tree, loulu, and a highly endangered species of hibiscus. The garden, which has an intriguing gift shop, also hosts a lively farmers market every Sunday from 9am to 2pm.