Travel. Hike. Bike. Adventure. Explore.
On ten beautiful, sloping acres above Kane'ohe Bay Friendship Garden has the best views of Kane'ohe Bay, with only birdsong and bamboo within earshot.
We navigated through groves of macadamia, banyan, mahogany, strawberry guava and eucalyptus trees in a well thought-out, but "non-manicured," natural setting.
Friendship Garden is part of what began in the 1920s as Hawai'i's first multi-racial community, called Kokokahi ("of one blood"), a place where people of all ethnic backgrounds would come together to live, work and play. It was the inspiration of the Rev. Theodore Richards, who together with his wife, Mary Atherton, acquired the land and built the community. Today we are blessed to still experience them because of the generosity of volunteers who maintain the trail and beauty of the gardens.
Follow us as we wander through life on "the happy road "