One of the Most Beautiful Garden Settings in Waikiki

Lili’uokalani Gardens at Waikiki is named after the famous gardens which once graced the site where the complex now stands; Queen Lili’uokalani’s own personal gardens which she lovingly cultivated at one of her homes in Waikiki.

The architects based the entire design of the Lili’uokalani Gardens condominium project around the goal of honoring the memory of Queen Lili’uokalani’s gardens that once occupied the site. The 30,000 gallon koi pond and stream is reminescent of the stream that once flowed through the property of Queen Lili’uokalani. Several of the trees on the property date back to the times of Queen Lili’uokalani.

A key design goal for the archetects of the property was to maximize the size of the gardens and outdoor space. Were most property developers seek to build to the maximum square footage allowed, the developers of the Lili’uokalani Gardens left a remarkable 70% of the property as gardens and outdoor space.

The gardens are maintained by two full time gardeners. The gardens and grounds have been recognized on several occassions including awards by the Outdoor Circle and the Waikiki Improvement Association.

The gardens were laid out to create numerous unique spaces that can be enjoyed by those wishing to socialize, play or just quietly enjoy the serenity of the gardens and drift of into one’s own thoughts.

The gardens feature numerous traditional hawaiian plants trees and flowers. The varied and colorful arrangement of tropical plants creates an exotic ambiance that is valued by the residents and visitors.

 One of the highlights of the gardens is the koi pond that is home to over 60 koi fish and the occasional wild duck. We even regularly get a brood of baby ducklings every spring that are born on the banks of the koi pond and then are led by their mother across Ala Wai Boulevard to the Ala Wai Canal.

Whether you wish to socialize, study, meditate or relax; the gardens at Lili’uokalani is the perfect place.