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.

 

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.

Dec
16
Wed
Weed and Pot Club
Dec 16 @ 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
23
Wed
Weed and Pot Club
Dec 23 @ 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
25
Fri
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is closed – Christmas
Dec 25 all-day

Christmas
Dec. 25 Friday
The twenty-fifth day in December

Dec
30
Wed
Weed and Pot Club
Dec 30 @ 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.

Jan
1
Fri
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is Closed – New Year’s Day
Jan 1 all-day

New Year’s Day
Jan. 1, Friday
The first day in January

Jan
6
Wed
Weed and Pot Club
Jan 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.

Jan
13
Wed
Weed and Pot Club
Jan 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.

Jan
18
Mon
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is Closed – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jan 18 all-day

Dr Martin Luther King, Jr Day
Jan 18 Monday
The third Monday in January

Jan
20
Wed
Weed and Pot Club
Jan 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.

Jan
27
Wed
Weed and Pot Club
Jan 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.

Feb
3
Wed
Weed and Pot Club
Feb 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.

Feb
10
Wed
Weed and Pot Club
Feb 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.

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!