|Waimea is Hawaiian for |
"reddish brown water," which you have
in spades if your island is formed from
volcanoes that leave behind soil rich in iron.
It's a pretty park with areas divided into plant types (bromiliads, hibiscus, begonia, ginger and helicona and more) but also had areas by Pacific region (Hawaii, Guam, Sri Lanka, Central and South American, Madagascar, Galapagos Islands and more), as well as areas defined by plant use (medicinal, food, fruit/nut/spice gardens). Plants and areas are well-marked. One point made well is that the Hawaiian Islands are home to more than its native plants -- plants come from those other areas of Guam, Central and South America, Madagascar and more. Did you know that not even the pineapple is native to Hawaii?