MNBG Calendar

The following workshops have been postponed until groups are allowed to assemble. Some may be cancelled, and some may become virtual workshops. Check back for the latest information here.

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.

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.

Confirmed Workshops & Events:

Saturday, June 20, 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 9/19/20.

Saturday, July 4, 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 10/10/20.

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, 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
17
Tue
MNBG Temporarily Closed
Mar 17 – May 31 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 May 31. 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

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
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
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

Jun
17
Wed
Weed and Pot Club
Jun 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.

Jun
20
Sat
Traditional Coconut Weaving with Maui Grown 808
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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.

Jun
24
Wed
Weed and Pot Club
Jun 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.

Jun
27
Sat
Dye Making Workshop with Lisa & Lei
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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 for reservations.

Jul
1
Wed
Weed and Pot Club
Jul 1 @ 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.

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

Jul
4
Sat
Contemporary Coconut Weaving with Maui Grown 808
Jul 4 @ 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.

Jul
8
Wed
Weed and Pot Club
Jul 8 @ 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.

Jul
11
Sat
Kukui Torch Making with Ko‘i Lum
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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 for reservations.

Jul
15
Wed
Weed and Pot Club
Jul 15 @ 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

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!