Friday, March 5, 2010

What’s Blooming/What’s Bearing Fruit – with David Orr

Everyone in Hawaii has plants and flowers in their yard. Flowers in my yard include stephanosis (below left), gardenia, ohai alii, white ginger, agapanthus, crepe myrtle, false heather, cat’s whiskers, bird of paradise and a few others (below right). You will also find orange, pear and mountain apple trees growing and bearing fruit. All of this is doing quite well on a lot that’s about 7000 sq. ft. You can just imagine what an 1800 acre valley might have and that’s what you can see when visiting Waimea Valley and taking the one-hour walk.

Waimea Valley is offering an authentic cultural window into the lifestyle and customs of the Hawaiian people, confirmed their 2010 walk schedule for “What’s Blooming/What’s Bearing Fruit” with David Orr. The one-hour walks take place on the first and third Sundays of each month.

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon stroll with Botanical Collections Specialist, David Orr, as he takes visitors on a journey through the Valley, highlighting beautiful blooming plants and fruits along the way.

The walk is included in the price of admission, no additional fees.

Meet at the Waimea Valley Visitor Center.

Walks start promptly at 2:00 pm and end at 3:00 pm.

Participants should bring a snack, insect repellent, sunscreen, hat, water and sturdy shoes.

Waimea Valley is located at 59-864 Kamehameha Highway (across from Waimea Bay) on Oahu’s north shore.

For more information visit or call (808) 638-7766.

2010 General Admission Fees to Waimea Valley:

Visiting Adult $13.00
Visiting Child $6.00
Visiting Senior $6.00

Kamaaina/Military Adult $8.00
Kamaaina/Military Child $8.00
Kamaaina/Military Senior $5.00

Photos taken using my Blackberry Bold 

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

I used to love mountain apples especially from my cousin's house in Hilo. So fresh and cold and crisp!