Hawaii Native and Polynesian-Introduced Plants


  • ‘Ōhi‘a Seed Banking Initiative

    By Kaili Kosaka The seed bank at MNBG has gotten a lot busier these days. Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death (ROD) is of growing concern on Hawai‘i Island and the threat of…

  • Loulu – Hawai’i’s Native Palm

    By: Robert W. Hobdy, MNBG Board member From the Fall 2016 MNBG Newsletter Loulu is the Hawaiian name referring to all of the palm species of the genus Pritchardia found…

  • Seed banking to support a diversity of coastal plants

    by Tamara Sherrill How many native plants grow on your favorite Maui beach? If you are like me, your favorite South shore beach has two: naupaka kahakai and pōhuehue, and…

  • Old Seeds Yield New Species – ‘ena ‘ena

    by Tamara Sherrill We recently cleaned out our seed storage refrigerator and found some seeds that had been collected and stored up to ten years ago. These seeds were at…

  • Conservation at MNBG

    By Tamara Sherrill Conservation of native plants is a multi-faceted effort and one in which the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens (MNBG) plays several important roles. First, we educate. A visit…

  • Inspirational Force & Creator of Maui Nui Botanical Gardens

    by Lisa Raymond Rene Sylva, a visionary conservationist and the Maui Nui Botanical Garden’s Founder, passed away at his home on Pa’ia Bay on December 28, 2008. He was a…

  • Kukui – Tree of Light

    by Robert Hobdy The kukui (Aleurites moluccana) is a tree that has stood by the side of Polynesian peoples for thousands of years and is one of the foundations of…


Location
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.

Admission
Members: Free
General: $10
Kama'āina (with Hawai'i ID) & Keiki Under 12: Free

Ways to 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!

Upcoming Events

May
25
Wed
2022
8:30 am Weed and Pot Club
Weed and Pot Club
May 25 @ 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...
May
28
Sat
2022
9:00 am Kapa Making Workshop with Lisa &...
Kapa Making Workshop with Lisa &...
May 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Kapa Making Workshop with Lisa & Lei (In person) @ Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Kapa Making Workshop with Lisa & Lei (In person) Proof of full vaccination required to attend. Saturday, May 28th | 9 am – 3 pm In this in-depth, hands-on workshop,...
May
30
Mon
2022
all-day Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is Cl...
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is Cl...
May 30 all-day
Memorial Day May 30, 2022 Monday The last Monday in May
May
31
Tue
2022
9:00 am Lā‘au Lapa‘au Workshop Series wi...
Lā‘au Lapa‘au Workshop Series wi...
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 9:15 am
Lā‘au Lapa‘au Workshop Series with Ki‘i Kaho‘ohanohano @ Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Lā‘au Lapa‘au Workshop Series with Ki‘i Kaho‘ohanohano No COVID-19 Restrictions. Masks optional. Tuesday, May 31st–Tuesday, Sept. 13th | Eight Classes | 9am–2pmThis workshop series is now full, but we are...
Jun
1
Wed
2022
8:30 am Weed and Pot Club
Weed and Pot Club
Jun 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...