Ponohouse has extensive gardens on both sides of the entrance driveway The gardens and living wall to the right side of the driveway buffers the neighbors to the east of us and ensures privacy. To the right of the driveway is a garden surrounding a huge Monkeypod tree that we call the Quan Yin garden for the statue that anchors the garden. Beyond the garden is an orchard with fruit trees:  Click on any image to see it larger, and you can then zoom on any part by clicking with the zoom magnifying glass.

Aerial view of the gardens

To the left of the driveway is the orchard

To the right, a living wall ensure privacy

Pono Road meets the concrete driveway

The curve just before the house entry











The gardens are mature plantings and although a full irrigation system is installed, the gardens generally require no watering. the evening rains suffice to keep everything healthy and lush.


Rock path to Quan Yin garden

Quan Yin, Protector of women.

Ginger, palms and orchids

Native honeybees love the gardens

Firecracker plant hems the driveway

Monkeypod shelters the Guan Yin garden

Ground cover for the path to the garden











Fruit trees include Lime, Kaffir Lime, Meyer lemon, Cara Cara orange, ruby red grapefruit, Avocado, banana, and Starfuit.


Delicious starfruit–great juice

Loquat Tree

Baby avocados, a bumper crop

Allspice, and a papaya tree

One of several lime trees

intensely flavor apple banana

Lots of limes

Meyer lemon and Kaffir lime