MNBG Calendar

Saturday, May 9, from 1 PM to 4:30 PM: Traditional Coconut Weaving with Maui Grown 808
Learn to work with lau niu (coconut leaves): weave, pattern, shaping, and form. Participants will weave a lei poʻo (head lei), peʻahi (fan), and a hanging ʻumeke (basket) with cultural practitioners, Uʻi Kahue and Mario Siatris. Cost: $65, or $40 for current garden members. Email info@mnbg.org for reservations. This class will be offered again on 6/20/20 and 9/19/20.

Saturday, May 16, from 9 AM to 12 PM: Mana Kalo with Namea Hoshino
Learn about the Mana family of kalo (taro) with MNBG Kalo Varieties Manager, Namea Hoshino. Participants will learn about the cultural uses of the Mana group of taro and identification techniques. Samples for tasting will be included. Cost: $50, or $25 for current garden members. Email info@mnbg.org for reservations.

Saturday, May 23, from 1 PM to 4:30 PM: Contemporary Coconut Weaving with Maui Grown 808
Learn to work with lau niu (coconut leaves): weave, pattern, shaping, and form. Participants will weave a modern ʻumeke (bowl) and pāpale (hat) with cultural practitioners, Uʻi Kahue and Mario Siatris. Cost: $65, or $40 for current garden members. Email info@mnbg.org for reservations. This class will be offered again on 7/4/20 and 10/10/20.

Saturday, June 6, from 9 AM to 3 PM: Kapa Making Workshop with Lisa & Lei
In this in-depth, hands-on workshop, students will learn special techniques regarding the cultivation and maintenance of wauke plants, the harvesting and processing of the fiber, proper tool design and use, and traditional practices for making cloth with skilled kapa makers, Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond & Lei Ishikawa. Workshop fee includes all materials. Cost: $125, or $100 for current garden members. Email info@mnbg.org for reservations.

Saturday, June 27, from 9 AM to 3 PM: Dye Making Workshop with Lisa & Lei
Participants will learn innovative processing techniques of many Hawaiian plants, and other substances, to produce traditional natural dyes used on kapa cloth! Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond and Lei Ishikawa will share information on identifying, collecting, preparing dyes, and the use of natural additives to manipulate color. Cost: $125, or $100 for current garden members. Call 249-2798 or email info@mnbg.org for reservations.

Saturday, July 11, from 9 AM to 12 PM: Kukui Torch Making with Ko‘i Lum
Learn to make lamalama (a torch) from the kukui tree with cultural practitioner, Ko’i Lum. Lamalama refers to the traditional Hawaiian practice of night fishing by the light of torches. Cost: $50, or $25 for current garden members. Call 249-2798 or email info@mnbg.org for reservations.

Sat. July 18 (9AM – 6PM) & Sun. July 19 (8AM – 11AM): Imu Workshop with Ikaika Nakahashi
This two-day in-depth workshop will teach many aspects of imu (Hawaiian underground oven) creation and use. Hands-on instruction will include how to gather materials, create, ignite, seal, open, and serve food from an imu; recipes and ingredient preparations; how to properly place food for cooking; imu monitoring and timing. Cost: $125, or $100 for current garden members. Call (808)249-2798 or email info@mnbg.org for reservations.

Saturday, September 5, from 10 AM to 3 PM: Lā ‘Ulu (Breadfruit Day!)
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will host the 4th annual Lā ‘Ulu: Breadfruit Day with support provided by Hawai‘i Tourism through the Community Enrichment Program! This free community event will include food booths, breadfruit cooking demonstrations, Pacific ‘ulu varieties for sale, Hawaiian plant sale, free cultural activities, Hawaiian music and hula! For more information and to get involved, email info@mnbg.org.

Saturday, November 7, from 9 AM to 2 PM: Arbor Day Garden Expo & Tree Giveaway
In partnership with Maui Electric Company and Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will give away 1,000 Hawaiian trees for free, 1 tree per person, any age! Experts will be available to recommend the best Hawaiian tree for your area of residence. The celebration will also feature lectures, activities, and many community organizations sharing critical environmental information. To get involved, visit www.ArborDayExpo.com.

Saturday, December 5, from 9 AM to 12 PM: Living Wreath Making with Native Plants
Native plants provide more than just food and habitat for wildlife: they also provide great beauty all year long! Learn to make a living wreath from Native Hawaiian Plants in time for the Holidays with MNBG Executive Director, Tamara Sherrill and ‘ohana. Cost: $50, or $25 for current garden members. Call 249-2798 or email info@mnbg.org for reservations.

Mar
16
Mon
MNBG Temporarily Closed
Mar 16 – Apr 30 all-day

Aloha kākou,

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens wishes to extend our warmest aloha to you and your families. We believe in the power of social distancing to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), as evidenced in guidelines put forth by Hawaiʻi Department of Health, the Center for Disease Control, and the World Health Organization.

To this end, we will be closing the Garden to everyone except MNBG staff and contractors from March 17 to March 30. During the course of a normal day at MNBG, keiki students, kupuna volunteers, and tourist visitors all visit and can form large groups. Although we have stepped up our sanitation practices on restrooms and outdoor furniture, we cannot guarantee that MNBG is safe for all these visitors if we are experiencing community spread.

We hope you will each take this issue seriously and do your part to slow the community transmission of this virus; in the coming weeks, social distancing may reduce pressure on Maui’s health care facilities. We know the community deserves access to outdoor education spaces like MNBG, and we will do everything we can to reopen as soon as feasible. In the meantime, please consider taking time to nurture the native plants near your own homes and continuing to support local businesses and nonprofits that that work to protect Maui’s environment.

Mahalo,
Tamara Sherrill, Executive Director

Mar
26
Thu
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is closed – Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day
Mar 26 all-day

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is closed – Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day is a Hawaii State Holiday
Mar. 26 Thursday
The twenty-sixth day in March

Apr
10
Fri
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is closed – Good Friday
Apr 10 all-day

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is closed – Good Friday
April 10 Friday
The Friday preceding Easter Sunday

May
6
Wed
Weed and Pot Club
May 6 @ 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.

May
9
Sat
Traditional Coconut Weaving with Maui Grown 808
May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Traditional Coconut Weaving with Maui Grown 808 @ Maui Nui Botanical Gardens

Learn to work with lau niu (coconut leaves): weave, pattern, shaping, and form. Participants will weave a lei poʻo (head lei), peʻahi (fan), and a hanging ʻumeke (bowl) with Lahaina weavers, Uʻi Kahue and Mario Siatris. Cost: $65, or $40 for current garden members. Email info@mnbg.org for reservations.

May
13
Wed
Weed and Pot Club
May 13 @ 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.

May
16
Sat
Mana Kalo with Namea Hoshino
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mana Kalo with Namea Hoshino @ Maui Nui Botanical Gardens

Learn about the Mana family of kalo (taro) with MNBG Kalo Varieties Manager, Namea Hoshino. Participants will learn about the cultural uses of the Mana group of taro and identification techniques. Samples for tasting will be included. Cost: $50, or $25 for current garden members. Call 249-2798 for reservations.

May
20
Wed
Weed and Pot Club
May 20 @ 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.

May
23
Sat
Contemporary Coconut Weaving with Maui Grown 808
May 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Contemporary Coconut Weaving with Maui Grown 808 @ Maui Nui Botanical Gardens

Learn to work with lau niu (coconut leaves): weave, pattern, shaping, and form. Participants will weave a modern ʻumeke (bowl) and pāpale (hat) with Lahaina weavers, Uʻi Kahue and Mario Siatris. Cost: $65, or $40 for current garden members. Email info@mnbg.org for reservations.

May
25
Mon
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is closed – Memorial Day
May 25 all-day

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is closed – Memorial Day
May 25 Monday
The last Monday in May

May
27
Wed
Weed and Pot Club
May 27 @ 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.

Jun
3
Wed
Weed and Pot Club
Jun 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 your morning helping the Gardens thrive through weeding and propagation. Come prepared to work with covered shoes and gardening attire.

Jun
6
Sat
Kapa Making Workshop with Lisa & Lei
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

In this in-depth, hands-on workshop, students will learn special techniques regarding the cultivation and maintenance of wauke plants, the harvesting and processing of the fiber, proper tool design and use, and traditional practices for making cloth with skilled kapa makers, Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond & Lei Ishikawa. Workshop fee includes all materials. Cost: $125, or $100 for current garden members. Call 249-2798 for reservations.

Jun
10
Wed
Weed and Pot Club
Jun 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.

Jun
11
Thu
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is closed – King Kamehameha I Day
Jun 11 all-day

King Kamehameha I Day………………….. June 11 Thursday….………. The eleventh day in June

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

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

Admission
Members - Free!
General: $5,
Kama'aina: $3,
Keiki & Kupuna: Free
Free and open to the public on Saturdays

Please Consider 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!