Stemmermann Memorial Garden

 

As you leave the Visitor Center to start your Arboretum trek from the Native Hawaiian Garden, you will pass through the Stemmermann Memorial Garden. Weary hikers returning back to the Visitor Center to quench their thirst with a cold drink from the Gift Shop can sit down on the benches that border the perimeter and enjoy the view of the adjacent Mapes Memorial Garden.

 

An occasional breeze may attract your olfactory senses towards the kwai-fah (Osmanthus fragrans) shrub; despite its diminutive size, the white flowers have a strong, pleasant fragrance.