The Waimea Valley Botanical Garden and Hike

On our second day, we decided to adventure into the botanical gardens next door (alright, but they were only a 5-minute drive away. That still counts!)

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Matt showing off his dorky camera hat!


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There were wild roosters everywhere!


And we even saw a peacock!

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Visit to an Awesome Plant Farm

My grandfather loves to garden and takes very good care of all his plants, so he likes to go buy more every once in a while. That is how we ended at up La Jardinerie de Chevreuse.

The entrance is beautiful (and I got lucky, I got my grandparents to stop for a quick pose!)

There were tons of beautiful flowers and trees, bushy-looking kind of plants, even statues and a pond!

This plant eats bugs! Can you see the fly flirting with danger?

I also found a spot with Buddhist statues! =D

I loved running into this little Zen part of the plant farm.

I thought this was pretty even though I have no idea what this plant is...

I just thought this looked awesome!

I even found a deer!

There were also beautiful lemon trees for sale =3

Can you see the statue in the backdrop of this photo? Can you guess what it’s of?

Here’s a closer look…

There were even some pumpkins for Halloween!

Last but not least, some colorful hortensias for my mom =]