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How to Find Us: 

Address: 955 Kamehameha Highway, Pearl City, HI 96782

Phone: (808) 453-6050

Directions: 

  1. From Kamehameha Highway in Pearl City, turn into Home Depot parking lot (across from Acacia Rd). mapquest
  2. Enter through the gate adjacent to the “Public Storage Building” on the Diamond Head (East) end of the Home Depot parking lot.
  3. Visit the Main Office for to sign in and general garden information. 

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Garden Hours:

Effective immediately: All garden visits are by appointment only. Check Eventbrite to register for scheduled activities. Until adequate staffing is obtained for in field monitoring, self tours of the property are postponed.   

 

 

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except holidays). All visitors must check in at the Main Office.

 

COVID Policy (April 2022)

Face masks are required indoors and are optional outdoors at the Urban Garden Center. UH strongly recommends that participants stay home when feeling ill, whether with COVID-19 or not, to recover and prevent community spread. If anyone tested positive for COVID-19, they should stay home and isolate for at least 5 days; and face masks must be worn around others in all settings, for the remainder of the 10-day period.

 

Admission:

All Garden Visits BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

The UGC gardens are closed to public self-tours. Register for activities on Eventbrite or contact OahuMG@hawaii.edu to schedule a group tour. Donations accepted

What to Wear:

  • Tennis shoes or closed toed shoes
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito spray

What to Bring: 

  • Umbrella or Rain jacket
  • Water bottle

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Average time to Walk Through:

45 minutes 


Lost or Found: 

Located at the Main Office 


First Aid: 

Located in the Field Office and Classroom 


Best Season for Viewing: 

Spring 


Wheelchair Access: 

Limited

 

Parking: 

Public parking is large area across the bus turnaround area.  


Animals: 

Only service dogs allowed.  


Construction:

Construction on-going thru Dec 2022 with a Navy waterline construction. Certain areas of the garden are closed. 


Tours

All Garden Visits BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Check Eventbrite for scheduled activities.

For groups of more than 10 people:
A limited number of guided tours may be available during normal garden hours. Inquire by emailing OahuMG@hawaii.edu. Check Eventbrite to register for scheduled activities.

Until adequate staffing is obtained for in field monitoring, self tours of the property are postponed. 

The following is a map of the Oahu Urban Garden Center with information on the gardens and facilitites. You can also print out the map as guide before visiting.  

UGC Map 

Keiki Map



Remember, this is a garden and it is possible you will get dirty. It is outside, so be sure to bring enough water to stay hydrated in the hot sunshine and take precautions to avoid sunburns. If you know of any allergies, such as to red ants or bees, be sure to be extra cautious and let the staff know, if they can be of help.