Hawaii Native and Polynesian-Introduced Plants


  • Floral emblems of the islands: Maui’s non-native rose

    By: Tamara Sherrill If you’ve heard about the lei flower or plant representing each Hawaiian island, you may have noticed that most are native. Maui’s flower, the Lokelani Rose, is…

  • Nā ana o Hawai‘i: Hawaiian Body Measurements

    by Kara Ueki Have you worked in your yard and found yourself needing a measuring tape? Ancient Hawaiians found ways to approximate measurements by using the body! What’s great is…

  • ‘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

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!

Upcoming Events

Dec
7
Wed
2022
8:30 am Weed and Pot Club
Weed and Pot Club
Dec 7 @ 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...
Dec
10
Sat
2022
1:00 pm Class 2: Wreaths, umeke, and wra...
Class 2: Wreaths, umeke, and wra...
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Class 2: Wreaths, umeke, and wrap.  Lau Niu Holiday Crafts with U’i Kahue of Maui Grown 808. @ Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Lau Niu Holiday Crafts with U’i Kahue of Maui Grown 808. Class 2: Wreaths, umeke, and wrap. Two dates: Sunday, November 27, 2022, 1 pm – 3 pm OR Saturday,...
10:00 pm Class 1: Ornaments, toys, and pa...
Class 1: Ornaments, toys, and pa...
Dec 10 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 11 @ 8:00 am
Class 1: Ornaments, toys, and party favors - Lau Niu Holiday Crafts with U’i Kahue of Maui Grown 808. @ Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Lau Niu Holiday Crafts with U’i Kahue of Maui Grown 808. Class 1: Ornaments, toys, and party favors. Two dates: Sunday, November 27, 2022, 10 am-12 pm OR Saturday, December...
Dec
14
Wed
2022
8:30 am Weed and Pot Club
Weed and Pot Club
Dec 14 @ 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...
Dec
21
Wed
2022
8:30 am Weed and Pot Club
Weed and Pot Club
Dec 21 @ 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...