MNBG Calendar

2021 Workshops & Events

Wood Mallet Turning with Nalu Andrade of Na Maka Kahiko
Saturday, February 13th
8AM–10 AM, 9AM–11AM, 10AM–12PM, 11AM–1PM; 1PM–3PM, 2PM–4PM, and 3PM–5PM

One hour of instruction on making a carving mallet out of kiawe wood and one hour for practice. Upon completion of one-hour workshop, students will be able to test out their mallet for no longer than one hour using provided wood and tools. Participants are welcome to bring their own chisels if they wish. The additional hour will be mainly self-directed with instructor supervising. Materials provided include lathe, carving tools, kiawe wood for mallets, and wood for carving.
Cost: $60 for members; $85 for new members; includes finished mallet and practice piece. Each class will be limited to 4 participants plus one instructor; only two people will begin each class at one time. Time slots will be given on a first come, first serve basis as payment is received. Participants are required to wear a mask the entire time they are on site. Click here to download a registration form and return by email to info@mnbg.org.

Contemporary Kūpeʻe Lau Hala with Becky Lau (Live Webinar)
Saturday, February 27th | 1PM–4 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 Kumu Hula and award winning musician Pueo Pata, who will tell the story of lau hala. Participants will then follow along with Becky Lau and MNBG Executive Director Tamara Sherrill live online to make a kūpe‘e at home. Becky is an accomplished lau hala weaver who has taught kūpeʻe lau hala at MNBG annual events for many years.
Cost: $30 for members; $55 for new members; includes weaving kits to be picked up at MNBG before the class. Space is limited. Email info@mnbg.org for reservations.

‘Ele‘ele Kalo with Namea Hoshino (In Person)
Saturday, March 13th | 9AM–12PM
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. Samples for tasting will be included.
Cost: $25 for members; $50 for new members. Email info@mnbg.org for reservations.

Piko Kalo with Namea Hoshino (In Person)
Saturday, July 17th | 9AM–12PM
Learn about the Piko family of kalo (taro) with Kalo Varieties Manager, Namea Hoshino.  Participants will learn about the cultural uses of the Piko group of taro and identification techniques. Samples for tasting will be included.
Cost: $25 for members; $50 for new members. Email info@mnbg.org for reservations.

Living Wreath Making with Native Plants (In Person)
Saturday, December 4
9AM–12PM & 1PM–4PM
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.
Cost: $30 for members; $55 for new members. Space is limited and participants are required to wear a mask the entire time they are on site. Email info@mnbg.org for reservations.

 

Oct
7
Wed
Weed and Pot Club
Oct 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.

Oct
10
Sat
Contemporary Coconut Weaving with Maui Grown 808
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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.

Oct
14
Wed
Weed and Pot Club
Oct 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.

Oct
21
Wed
Weed and Pot Club
Oct 21 @ 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.

Oct
28
Wed
Weed and Pot Club
Oct 28 @ 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.

Nov
4
Wed
Arbor Day Garden Expo & Tree Giveaway: Extended Event
Nov 4 – Nov 7 all-day

Arbor Day Garden Expo & Tree Giveaway
The Arbor Day Garden Expo & Tree Giveaway is an extended event in 2020! In partnership with Maui Electric Company and Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens and the Maui Association of Landscape Professionals will host tree and plant care lectures and webinars, a Maui nursery open house, and a giveaway of more than 1,000 Hawaiian trees.

Wednesday, November 4 – Friday, November 6:
Learn about residential tree care and speak with the experts about everything trees and plants. Get advice on which tree is right for your area of residence and choose your ticket for a free native tree to be distributed on Saturday, November 7. Free trees are one per Email address.

Saturday, November 7, 9 am to 4 pm:
Bring your new plant knowledge and free tree ticket to our socially distanced, drive-through native Hawaiian tree giveaway sponsored by Maui Electric Company, at the War Memorial Gym Parking Lot. For event information, go to www.ArborDayExpo.com or call 249-2798.

Weed and Pot Club
Nov 4 @ 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.

Nov
11
Wed
Weed and Pot Club
Nov 11 @ 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.

Nov
18
Wed
Weed and Pot Club
Nov 18 @ 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.

Nov
25
Wed
Weed and Pot Club
Nov 25 @ 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.

Dec
2
Wed
Weed and Pot Club
Dec 2 @ 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.

Dec
5
Sat
Living Wreath Making with Native Plants
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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 for reservations.

Dec
9
Wed
Weed and Pot Club
Dec 9 @ 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.

Dec
12
Sat
Beginning Carving
Dec 12 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Beginning Carving workshop with Nalu Andrade of Na Maka Kahiko introducing participants to different types of carving tools, carving techniques, and characteristics of different types of woods. Introduction to carving chisels and micro chisels. A hands-on workshop where students will learn how to use the tools to make different cuts, profiling, form, and technique. Upon completion of the workshop, students will create a reference board with the various types of cuts and an ‘ohe kapala. Cost: $75, or $50 for current garden members. Fee includes tools and supplies. Call 249-2798 or email info@mnbg.org for reservations.

Beginning Carving
Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Beginning Carving workshop with Nalu Andrade of Na Maka Kahiko introducing participants to different types of carving tools, carving techniques, and characteristics of different types of woods. Introduction to carving chisels and micro chisels. A hands-on workshop where students will learn how to use the tools to make different cuts, profiling, form, and technique. Upon completion of the workshop, students will create a reference board with the various types of cuts and an ‘ohe kapala. Cost: $75, or $50 for current garden members. Fee includes tools and supplies. Call 249-2798 or email info@mnbg.org for reservations.

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!