Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods

“Garden of the Gods” by John Fowler

Thousands of years’ worth of erosion in Lanai created the beautiful and unique rocks that you will see in formation at the Garden of the Gods. Along with colors of purple, red, and ochre earth and lava crust that creates the beautiful landscape behind. The best time to take your group to see this spectacular sight is during early morning or late evening. This way the sun rays will shine perfectly on the rocks and minerals to bring out all of the dynamic colors that they hold. Some wild animals such as Axis deer and mouflon have been seen in this area grazing on what little vegetation is left around. Animals like these have almost wiped out all of the small plant life in Lanai. Legends of the Ancient Hawaiians say that rocks and boulders crashed down to the earth from the sky when the gods were working on their gardens. This is how this spot got its name; Garden of the Gods.