MNBG Calendar

Events & Workshops 2022

Cancellations


Lā‘au Lapa‘au Workshop Series with Ki‘i Kaho‘ohanohano
No COVID-19 Restrictions. Masks optional.
Tuesday, May 31st–Tuesday, Sept. 13th | Eight Classes | 9am–2pm

This workshop series is now full, but we are still accepting registrations for the waitlist.
Mahalo!

In Hawai‘i, trained practitioners use native plants to create countless traditional medicines. Practically every part of the honua (earth) is a lā‘au (medicine): fresh water, sea water, trees, roots, shrub, plants on and in the land, plants on and in the ocean, sea and stream dwellers, rain water and mists are used for healing. Cultural practitioner, Ki‘i Kaho‘ohanohano, will share traditional Hawaiian healing remedies and practices using Hawaiian plants. Classes will utilize plants growing at MNBG and will teach history, identification, and preparations. This is an eight-class series. Classes start on 5/31, then occur every 2nd and 4th Tuesday. Class dates are: 5/31, 6/14, 6/28, 7/12, 7/26, 8/9, 8/23, and 9/13. Space is limited to 13 people and participants must be able to attend all classes.
Workshop Series Cost: $440 for current MNBG members, $465 for non-members (includes one-year membership). No single class price.
Register at: https://forms.gle/HvKKWNrj59GSQ8rd8.


Moena Ulana (Lau Hala Mat Weaving) Workshop Series with Pohaku Kaho‘ohanohano
No COVID-19 Restrictions. Masks optional.
Tuesday, June 7th–Tues., Sept. 20th | Eight Classes | 9am–1pm

This workshop series is now full, but we are still accepting registrations for the waitlist.
Mahalo!

From hats and bags, fans, to bracelets and headbands, few hand-woven accessories are so subtly stunning as those made of lau hala. In this series, master weaver, Pohaku Kaho‘ohanohano, will teach participants about the history of hala plaiting, preparing leaves for plaiting, and the glossary of Hawaiian words and concepts related to plaiting. Each person will complete a full size moena (a woven mat, usually for the floor in the home) made over the course of the series. This is an eight-class series. Classes are every 1st and 3rd Tuesday, starting 6/7. Class dates are: 6/7, 6/21, 7/5, 7/19, 8/2, 8/16, 9/6, and 9/20. Space is limited to 15 people and participants must be able to attend all classes.
Workshop Series Cost: $360 for current MNBG members, $385 for non-members (includes one-year membership). No single class price.
Register at: https://forms.gle/YUwX6pGfyKUNm8ZT8.


‘Apu ‘Awa (Coconut Shell Cup) Making Workshop with Kukini Suwa
Saturday, 7/16/22| 9 am – 12pm

‘Awa (Piper methysticum, a.k.a. Kava) is an important ceremonial plant in Hawai‘i and across Oceania. Special drinking cups, called ‘apu ‘awa, are made from a coconut shell, cut lengthwise, and used for drinking ‘awa. This three-hour workshop is led by Hawaiian language instructor and cultural practitioner Kukini Suwa. 2.5 hours will be creating an ʻapu (implement for drinking ʻawa/kava) from a niu (coconut). Participants will create an ʻapu from a whole coconut and finish with a high quality ʻapu. Workshop will conclude with a 30-minute introduction to ʻawa, a brief history of ʻawa in Hawaiʻi, ʻawa etiquette and consumption. Participants are encouraged to bring a niu (coconut) from their home/district as to personalize the experience, however niu will be supplied to those who donʻt have.
Cost: $45 for members and $60 for nonmembers.
Register at: https://forms.gle/9Yb5KgztWsrsLWSYA.


Imu Building Workshop with Ikaika Nakahashi (Two days)
No COVID-19 restrictions. Masks optional.
Friday, July 29th | 10am–6:30pm
Saturday, July 30th | 8:30am–1pm

This two-day, in-depth workshop will teach many aspects and benefits of cooking in an imu (traditional Hawaiian underground oven). Hands-on instruction will include how to plan, build, and cook from an imu. Imu cooking is a healthy and delicious method of food preparation that perpetuates the Hawaiian culture and sustainability.
Cost: $100 for current MNBG members, $125 for non-members (includes one-year membership).
Register at: https://forms.gle/9VP1J7ZAr3taAVL79


Kāī Kalo with Namea Hoshino
Update: No COVID-19 restrictions. Masks optional.
Saturday, August 27th | 9am–12pm

Learn about the Kāī family of kalo (taro) with MNBG Hawaiian Cultivars Manager, Namea Hoshino. Participants will learn about the cultural uses of the Kāī group of kalo and identification techniques. Samples for tasting will be included.
Cost: $25 for current MNBG members, $50 for non-members (includes one-year membership).
Register at: https://forms.gle/dyRvyDmBGNFxwsZx5


‘Ula‘ula Kalo with Namea Hoshino
Update: No COVID-19 restrictions. Masks optional.
Saturday, September 24th | 9am - 12pm

Learn about the ‘Ula‘ula family of kalo (taro) with MNBG Hawaiian Cultivars Manager, Namea Hoshino. Participants will learn about the cultural uses of the ‘Ula‘ula group of kalo and identification techniques. Samples for tasting will be included.
Cost: $25 for current MNBG members, $50 for non-members (includes one-year membership).
Register at: https://forms.gle/K8QiyjfJoymwExUM9


Arbor Day Garden Expo & Tree Giveaway
November 5, from 9 am to 2 pm

In partnership with Hawaiian Electric Company, Maui Association of Landscape Professionals, and Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will give away more than 1,000 Hawaiian trees for free, 1 tree per person, any age. The MALP Garden Expo will feature horticultural and tree care classes, a plant sale, and free activities. To learn more and receive updates on event schedule and activities, visit,
https://www.ArborDayExpo.com.
Cost: free.


Living Wreath Making with Native Plants (In Person)
Saturday, December 3
9AM–12PM & 1PM–4PM

Make a holiday wreath with living, growing native plants; cut, green and dried native plants; or both! The living wreaths made in this class will grow outdoors for months or years if watered regularly. Cut foliage wreaths need no special care. Join Executive Director Tamara Sherrill and Horticulturalist Emmely Felipe in this annual Maui Nui Botanical Gardens tradition. This class will be held twice, once in the morning and once in the afternoon.
Cost: $70, or $45 for current garden members.
Reserve your space at
https://forms.gle/hWm8LdS5DUp9T5Qm9.

Cancellations (paid workshops): Space is limited and registering without payment does not guarantee a spot. Once paid registration is full, MNBG will accept unpaid registrations in the order they are received to place you on a waitlist. Refunds for cancellations will be given only if you call 249-2798 to inform us of the cancellation at least 24 hours before the workshop begins. No-shows and cancellations less than 24 hours before a workshop will forfeit registration and membership fees.
Mahalo for your understanding.

Cancellations (free workshops): Space is limited, so if you need to cancel please call us at 249-2798 to free space for others to register.

Aug
9
Tue
2022
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is Closed – Admissions Day
Aug 9 all-day
Lā‘au Lapa‘au Workshop Series with Ki‘i Kaho‘ohanohano
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Lā‘au Lapa‘au Workshop Series with Ki‘i Kaho‘ohanohano
No COVID-19 Restrictions. Masks optional.
Tuesday, May 31st–Tuesday, Sept. 13th | Eight Classes | 9am–2pm

This workshop series is now full, but we are still accepting registrations for the waitlist.
Mahalo!

Click to Register

In Hawai‘i, trained practitioners use native plants to create countless traditional medicines. Practically every part of the honua (earth) is a lā‘au (medicine): fresh water, sea water, trees, roots, shrub, plants on and in the land, plants on and in the ocean, sea and stream dwellers, rain water and mists are used for healing. Cultural practitioner, Ki‘i Kaho‘ohanohano, will share traditional Hawaiian healing remedies and practices using Hawaiian plants. Classes will utilize plants growing at MNBG and will teach history, identification, and preparations. This is an eight-class series. Classes start on 5/31, then occur every 2nd and 4th Tuesday. Class dates are: 5/31, 6/14, 6/28, 7/12, 7/26, 8/9, 8/23, and 9/13. Space is limited to 13 people and participants must be able to attend all classes.
Workshop Series Cost: $440 for current MNBG members, $465 for non-members (includes one-year membership). No single class price.
Register at: https://forms.gle/HvKKWNrj59GSQ8rd8.

Aug
10
Wed
2022
Weed and Pot Club
Aug 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 your morning helping the Gardens thrive through weeding and propagation. Come prepared to work with covered shoes and gardening attire.

Aug
16
Tue
2022
Moena Ulana (Lau Hala Mat Weaving) Workshop Series with Pohaku Kaho‘ohanohano
Aug 16 @ 9:17 pm – 10:17 pm

Moena Ulana (Lau Hala Mat Weaving) Workshop Series with Pohaku Kaho‘ohanohano
No COVID-19 Restrictions. Masks optional.
Tuesday, June 7th–Tues., Sept. 20th | Eight Classes | 9am–1pm

This workshop series is now full, but we are still accepting registrations for the waitlist.
Mahalo!

From hats and bags, fans, to bracelets and headbands, few hand-woven accessories are so subtly stunning as those made of lau hala. In this series, master weaver, Pohaku Kaho‘ohanohano, will teach participants about the history of hala plaiting, preparing leaves for plaiting, and the glossary of Hawaiian words and concepts related to plaiting. Each person will complete a full size moena (a woven mat, usually for the floor in the home) made over the course of the series. This is an eight-class series. Classes are every 1st and 3rd Tuesday, starting 6/7. Class dates are: 6/7, 6/21, 7/5, 7/19, 8/2, 8/16, 9/6, and 9/20. Space is limited to 15 people and participants must be able to attend all classes.
Workshop Series Cost: $360 for current MNBG members, $385 for non-members (includes one-year membership). No single class price.
Register at: https://forms.gle/YUwX6pGfyKUNm8ZT8.

Aug
17
Wed
2022
Weed and Pot Club
Aug 17 @ 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 your morning helping the Gardens thrive through weeding and propagation. Come prepared to work with covered shoes and gardening attire.

Aug
23
Tue
2022
Lā‘au Lapa‘au Workshop Series with Ki‘i Kaho‘ohanohano
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Lā‘au Lapa‘au Workshop Series with Ki‘i Kaho‘ohanohano
No COVID-19 Restrictions. Masks optional.
Tuesday, May 31st–Tuesday, Sept. 13th | Eight Classes | 9am–2pm

This workshop series is now full, but we are still accepting registrations for the waitlist.
Mahalo!

Click to Register

In Hawai‘i, trained practitioners use native plants to create countless traditional medicines. Practically every part of the honua (earth) is a lā‘au (medicine): fresh water, sea water, trees, roots, shrub, plants on and in the land, plants on and in the ocean, sea and stream dwellers, rain water and mists are used for healing. Cultural practitioner, Ki‘i Kaho‘ohanohano, will share traditional Hawaiian healing remedies and practices using Hawaiian plants. Classes will utilize plants growing at MNBG and will teach history, identification, and preparations. This is an eight-class series. Classes start on 5/31, then occur every 2nd and 4th Tuesday. Class dates are: 5/31, 6/14, 6/28, 7/12, 7/26, 8/9, 8/23, and 9/13. Space is limited to 13 people and participants must be able to attend all classes.
Workshop Series Cost: $440 for current MNBG members, $465 for non-members (includes one-year membership). No single class price.
Register at: https://forms.gle/HvKKWNrj59GSQ8rd8.

Aug
24
Wed
2022
Weed and Pot Club
Aug 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 your morning helping the Gardens thrive through weeding and propagation. Come prepared to work with covered shoes and gardening attire.

Aug
27
Sat
2022
Kāī Kalo with Namea Hoshino
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kāī Kalo with Namea Hoshino
Update: No COVID-19 restrictions. Masks optional.
Saturday, August 27th | 9am–12pm

Learn about the Kāī family of kalo (taro) with MNBG Hawaiian Cultivars Manager, Namea Hoshino. Participants will learn about the cultural uses of the Kāī group of kalo and identification techniques. Samples for tasting will be included.
Cost: $25 for current MNBG members, $50 for non-members (includes one-year membership).
Register at: https://forms.gle/dyRvyDmBGNFxwsZx5

Aug
31
Wed
2022
Weed and Pot Club
Aug 31 @ 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 your morning helping the Gardens thrive through weeding and propagation. Come prepared to work with covered shoes and gardening attire.

Sep
5
Mon
2022
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is Closed – Labor Day
Sep 5 all-day

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is Closed – Labor Day
Sept. 5, 2022 Monday
The first Monday in September

Sep
6
Tue
2022
Moena Ulana (Lau Hala Mat Weaving) Workshop Series with Pohaku Kaho‘ohanohano
Sep 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Moena Ulana (Lau Hala Mat Weaving) Workshop Series with Pohaku Kaho‘ohanohano
No COVID-19 Restrictions. Masks optional.
Tuesday, June 7th–Tues., Sept. 20th | Eight Classes | 9am–1pm

This workshop series is now full, but we are still accepting registrations for the waitlist.
Mahalo!

From hats and bags, fans, to bracelets and headbands, few hand-woven accessories are so subtly stunning as those made of lau hala. In this series, master weaver, Pohaku Kaho‘ohanohano, will teach participants about the history of hala plaiting, preparing leaves for plaiting, and the glossary of Hawaiian words and concepts related to plaiting. Each person will complete a full size moena (a woven mat, usually for the floor in the home) made over the course of the series. This is an eight-class series. Classes are every 1st and 3rd Tuesday, starting 6/7. Class dates are: 6/7, 6/21, 7/5, 7/19, 8/2, 8/16, 9/6, and 9/20. Space is limited to 15 people and participants must be able to attend all classes.
Workshop Series Cost: $360 for current MNBG members, $385 for non-members (includes one-year membership). No single class price.
Register at: https://forms.gle/YUwX6pGfyKUNm8ZT8.

Sep
7
Wed
2022
Weed and Pot Club
Sep 7 @ 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 your morning helping the Gardens thrive through weeding and propagation. Come prepared to work with covered shoes and gardening attire.

Sep
13
Tue
2022
Lā‘au Lapa‘au Workshop Series with Ki‘i Kaho‘ohanohano
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Lā‘au Lapa‘au Workshop Series with Ki‘i Kaho‘ohanohano
No COVID-19 Restrictions. Masks optional.
Tuesday, May 31st–Tuesday, Sept. 13th | Eight Classes | 9am–2pm

This workshop series is now full, but we are still accepting registrations for the waitlist.
Mahalo!

Click to Register

In Hawai‘i, trained practitioners use native plants to create countless traditional medicines. Practically every part of the honua (earth) is a lā‘au (medicine): fresh water, sea water, trees, roots, shrub, plants on and in the land, plants on and in the ocean, sea and stream dwellers, rain water and mists are used for healing. Cultural practitioner, Ki‘i Kaho‘ohanohano, will share traditional Hawaiian healing remedies and practices using Hawaiian plants. Classes will utilize plants growing at MNBG and will teach history, identification, and preparations. This is an eight-class series. Classes start on 5/31, then occur every 2nd and 4th Tuesday. Class dates are: 5/31, 6/14, 6/28, 7/12, 7/26, 8/9, 8/23, and 9/13. Space is limited to 13 people and participants must be able to attend all classes.
Workshop Series Cost: $440 for current MNBG members, $465 for non-members (includes one-year membership). No single class price.
Register at: https://forms.gle/HvKKWNrj59GSQ8rd8.

Sep
14
Wed
2022
Weed and Pot Club
Sep 14 @ 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 your morning helping the Gardens thrive through weeding and propagation. Come prepared to work with covered shoes and gardening attire.

Sep
20
Tue
2022
Moena Ulana (Lau Hala Mat Weaving) Workshop Series with Pohaku Kaho‘ohanohano
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Moena Ulana (Lau Hala Mat Weaving) Workshop Series with Pohaku Kaho‘ohanohano
No COVID-19 Restrictions. Masks optional.
Tuesday, June 7th–Tues., Sept. 20th | Eight Classes | 9am–1pm

This workshop series is now full, but we are still accepting registrations for the waitlist.
Mahalo!

From hats and bags, fans, to bracelets and headbands, few hand-woven accessories are so subtly stunning as those made of lau hala. In this series, master weaver, Pohaku Kaho‘ohanohano, will teach participants about the history of hala plaiting, preparing leaves for plaiting, and the glossary of Hawaiian words and concepts related to plaiting. Each person will complete a full size moena (a woven mat, usually for the floor in the home) made over the course of the series. This is an eight-class series. Classes are every 1st and 3rd Tuesday, starting 6/7. Class dates are: 6/7, 6/21, 7/5, 7/19, 8/2, 8/16, 9/6, and 9/20. Space is limited to 15 people and participants must be able to attend all classes.
Workshop Series Cost: $360 for current MNBG members, $385 for non-members (includes one-year membership). No single class price.
Register at: https://forms.gle/YUwX6pGfyKUNm8ZT8.

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
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!

Gallery

Huli-and-Kalo Kalo-Overhead-scaled Huli-Detail Lā ‘Ulu - Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project booth Lā ‘Ulu - Chef Robert Andrade Lā ‘Ulu - Chef LaFaro's ‘Ulu Risotto  with Lemon and Parmesan