MNBG Calendar

2021 Workshops & Events – Updated July 2021

Pre-registration is required for all workshops. To register, email completed registration forms to Space is limited for both in-person and virtual workshops. For in-person workshops participants will be working outdoors, masked, and distanced the entire time they are on site.

Imu Building Workshop with Ikaika Nakahashi (UPDATED, In Person)
Saturday, July 31st, from 10am–6pm & Sunday, August 1st, from 8am–11am
This two-day, in-depth workshop will teach many aspects and benefits of cooking in an imu (traditional Hawaiian underground oven). Hands-on instruction will include how to plan, build, and cook from an imu. Imu cooking is a healthy and delicious method of food preparation that perpetuates the Hawaiian culture and sustainability.
Update: Scholarships are now available to cover workshop registration fees with preference for participants with Native Hawaiian ancestry. For more information, please email us at
Cost: $100 for current MNBG members, $125 for new members. Click here to download a registration form.

Kapa Dyes from Native Plants with Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond & Lei Ishikawa (Live Webinar)
Saturday, August 14th | 9am–11am 
This workshop is FULL. Email to join the waitlist.
Join Lisa and Lei in a master class as they share their extensive Hawaiian dye knowledge. In this live webinar participants will take a deeper dive, with more detailed information, and new research than was provided in previous workshops. Lisa and Lei will share their innovative processing techniques and unpublished research on select plants with demonstrations on harvesting, processing, and application of the resulting dyes as well as information on natural additives and fixatives used to manipulate color. These dyes are traditional for kapa (Hawaiian barkcloth) but can also be used for other materials.
Cost: $25 for current MNBG members, $50 for new members. Click here to download a registration form.

Lā ‘Ulu 2021 (Breadfruit Day!)
Saturday, September 4th | 10am–3pm
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will host the 4th annual Lā ‘Ulu: Breadfruit Day with support provided by Office of Hawaiian Affairs ‘Ahahui Program. This free community event will include food booths, breadfruit cooking demonstrations, Pacific ‘ulu varieties for sale, a Hawaiian plant sale, free cultural activities, classes and more! For more information and to get involved, call 249-2798 or CLICK HERE!!!

Arbor Day Garden Expo 2021
Saturday, November 6th | 9am–2pm
In partnership with Hawaiian Electric Company, Maui Association of Landscape Professionals, and Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will give away 1,000 Hawaiian trees for free, one (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

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.
Click here to download a registration form for the MORNING workshop.
Click here to download a registration form for the AFTERNOON workshop.

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.

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!