Hawaii Native and Polynesian-Introduced Plants

  • ‘Awa: Tradition & Wellness

    by Aaron Guerrero"E hānai ‘awa a ikaika ka makani." Feed with ‘awa so that the spirit may gain strength.

  • Lāna‘i ‘Ōhi‘a Seed Collecting Trip: 2022 August 17–19

    Maui Nui Botanical Gardens staff and volunteers; Tamara Sherrill, Cathy Davenport, Emmely Felipe, Jennifer Higashino, and Bob and Doreen Hobdy spent a couple of days on Lāna‘i working alongside Kari…

  • Ka Palupalu o Kanaloa Returns to Kanaloa Avenue

    "It is my understanding that the island of Kaho’olawe is shaped like the fetus of a child, with his head at Hanakanaea and his rear at Hakioawa. The piko and…

  • In Memory of Dr. Fern Duvall

    “Mahalo a me ke aloha mai Maui Nui”That is how Fern Duvall always ended his email correspondence. With his love for Maui Nui. And his appreciation for you. And then he…

  • New Volunteer Work Area Completed

    Those of you who contributed to the annual appeal last year helped us reach a milestone: we now have a new, sheltered volunteer work area. This will be the huina…

  • April is Native Hawaiian Plant Month

    MNBG's Executive Director Tamara Sherrill explains the history and significance of Hawaiian Plant Month on Akakū's "The Maui Daily."

  • Native Plants that Drink Responsibly

    by Tamara Sherrill MNBG Executive Director Many people who have landscaped with native Hawaiian plants conclude that they have awfully specific needs. The plant you thought would be perfect declines…

  • Hu`a Lele – A fascinating natural feature in Makaīwa Bay, East Maui

    Makaīwa Bay is located about three quarters of a mile northeast of the village of Kailua below Hāna Highway along the north coast of East Maui. `O`opuola Stream that flows…

  • MNBG Weekly Plant Giveaway Update – October 2021

    Effective October 2021, our weekly plant giveaways will take place on Fridays (except holidays) from the MNBG office deck. This allows us to ensure the plants are distributed equitably and…

  • Vulnerability of Coastal Dune Plants to Sea Level Rise

    by Dr. Kasey Barton, School of Life Sciences, UH-Mānoa Beaches are an integral part of life in Hawai‘i. Providing recreation, tranquility, a site for celebration and mourning, and even sustenance,…

Join Us for the
20th Annual
Arbor Day Garden Expo!

2,500 Native Hawaiian
Trees Giveaway

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
Keiki Under 12:   Free
Kama'aina:   Free
(with Hawai'i ID)

Please Consider
Making 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!