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.

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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!