MNBG Seed Bank Newsletter Articles


  • 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,…

  • Seeds Sprout After 120 Years!

    by Cathy Davenport, Seed Storage Technician, MNBG Dr. William James Beal began a study in 1879 to test seed dormancy. 142 years later the study is still going on, much…

  • Seed Storage Initiative Update

    by Cathy Davenport As the MNBG Seed Storage Technician, I am responsible for maintaining our Seed Bank and managing native Hawaiian seed storage projects. Seeds have fascinated me since I…

  • Seed Storage and Heritage Crop Distribution

    MNBG staff highlighting some plants that benefit from our seed storage and Hawaiian heritage crop distribution efforts.

  • ‘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…

  • 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…

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
21
Sat
2022
9:00 am Carve Your Own ‘Ohe Kāpala with ...
Carve Your Own ‘Ohe Kāpala with ...
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Carve Your Own ‘Ohe Kāpala with Nalu Andrade of Na Maka Kahiko @ Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Carve Your Own ‘Ohe Kāpala with Nalu Andrade of Na Maka Kahiko 3 Classes on the 21st No COVID-19 Restrictions. Masks optional. Saturday, May 21st | 9am – 11pm, 12pm–2pm,...
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...