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.

 

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
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

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

Jul
3
Fri
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is closed – Independence Day
Jul 3 all-day

Independence Day
July 3 Friday
The fourth day in July

Aug
21
Fri
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is closed – Statehood Day
Aug 21 all-day

Statehood Day
Aug. 21 Friday
The third Friday in August

Sep
7
Mon
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is closed – Labor Day
Sep 7 all-day

Labor Day
Sept. 7 Monday
The first Monday in September

Nov
11
Wed
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is closed – Veterans’ Day
Nov 11 all-day

Veterans’ Day
Nov. 11 Wednesday
The eleventh day in November

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!