We’ve been preoccupied with moving in lately, distracting us from exploring our new home. In an effort to change that and get out a bit, we visited the Wahaiwā Botanical Garden, our nearest gardens.

Wahaiwā feels incredibly built-up by local standards so it was a real surprise to discover just how bountiful and lush the gardens are—only a few steps into the park and you can imagine yourself deep in the rainforest. We’re also easing into the rainy season here and have been treated to some absolutely glorious downpours, leaving the air wonderfully damp and fecund. A real treat for all the senses.