One of the first things you will notice upon entering the garden is the intoxicating smell of the ylang-ylang tree (Cananga odorata). Competing for best scent in the garden is the frangipani (Plumeria rubra) whose numerous and delicate flowers are made into leis in Hawaii.

Throughout the year, the Plumeria, Bauhinia, and Tabebuia blossoms float through the garden on the wind as they fade and are released from the branches. Even though the actual plants in the garden do not change, every month they look different. Thus, there is never a bad time to visit the garden and see something new in bloom.