About Us

Our Mission
The mission of Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is to foster appreciation and understanding of Maui Nui’s plants and their role in Hawaiian cultural expression by providing a gathering place for discovery, education, and conservation.

Vision: Cultivating widespread preservation, conservation, and integration of Hawaiian plants throughout Maui Nui.

Values: ‘Oia’i’o (integrity, truth), Malama (stewardship, preservation), Ho’ala Hou (re-awaken), Ho’ona’auao (education, enlightenment)


Maui Nui Botanical Gardens Board of Directors

President

Chris (Ikaika)
Nakahashi

Vice-President

Diane Carr

Secretary

Ellen Osborne

Treasurer

Dorothy Pyle

Directors

Kathy Baldwin

Koa Hewahewa

Robert Hobdy

Janet Allan

Jennifer Higashino

Advisory Board

Horticulture

Heidi Bornhorst

Hawaiian Culture

Hokulani Holt-Padilla
Napua Greig-Nakasone

Community Relations

Al Lagunero

Legal

Brian Jenkins

Conservation

Andrea Buckman

Location
The Garden is located at 150 Kanaloa Avenue in Kahului, Maui, right across from the War Memorial Stadium.
(808) 249-2798

Hours of Operation
Tuesday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed occasionally for inclement weather and Hawaii State Holidays.

Admission
Members: Free
General: $10
Kama'āina (with Hawai'i ID) & Keiki Under 12: Free

Ways to Support MNBG

Purchase Chocolate
MNBG is a member of Maui Ku'ia Estate Chocolate's Chocolate Laulima Program. Make a purchase from the link below and 40% of your purchase will come back to MNBG. Click here to buy chocolate and support MNBG!

Make a Donation
Every dollar contributed to Maui Nui Botanical Gardens goes directly towards the preservation of Native Hawaiian Plants and the upkeep of our collection that includes some of the rarest specimens in whole world!

Upcoming Events

Feb
24
Wed
8:30 am Weed and Pot Club
Weed and Pot Club
Feb 24 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Weed and Pot Club
If you love working with native plants, you will love the Weed & Pot Club! This volunteer gardening group meets every Wednesday morning, from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Spend...
Feb
27
Sat
1:00 pm Contemporary Kūpeʻe Lau Hala wit...
Contemporary Kūpeʻe Lau Hala wit...
Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
A beginner’s class to make contemporary kūpeʻe or apo (bracelets) using traditional lau hala (Pandanus tectorius) weaving in two colors. We will begin with a special guest appearance by renowned...
Mar
3
Wed
8:30 am Weed and Pot Club
Weed and Pot Club
Mar 3 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Weed and Pot Club
If you love working with native plants, you will love the Weed & Pot Club! This volunteer gardening group meets every Wednesday morning, from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Spend...
Mar
10
Wed
8:30 am Weed and Pot Club
Weed and Pot Club
Mar 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Weed and Pot Club
If you love working with native plants, you will love the Weed & Pot Club! This volunteer gardening group meets every Wednesday morning, from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Spend...
Mar
13
Sat
9:00 am ‘Ele‘ele Kalo with Namea Hoshino...
‘Ele‘ele Kalo with Namea Hoshino...
Mar 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learn about the ‘Ele‘ele family of kalo (taro) with Kalo Varieties Manager, Namea Hoshino.  Participants will learn about the cultural uses of the ‘Ele‘ele group of taro and identification techniques....