2020 Workshops & Events:
Saturday, July 18, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
Saturday, September 19, from 1 PM to 4:30 PM: Traditional Coconut Weaving
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 email@example.com for reservations.
Saturday, October 10, from 1 PM to 4:30 PM: Contemporary Coconut Weaving
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
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, an Artscapes contest and exhibition, plant sales, and a giveaway of more than 1,000 Hawaiian trees.
Wednesday, November 4 – Saturday, November 7: Learn about residential tree care and speak with the experts about everything trees and plants. Enter the Artscapes contest or enjoy the exhibition. 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 Sunday, November 8. Free trees are one per person, any age.
Sunday, November 8, 9 am to 12 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. Additional events to be held on site at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens. For event information, go to www.ArborDayExpo.com or call 249-2798.
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 email@example.com for reservations.