• Lā ‘Ulu - lei making with ulu malo activity

Lā ‘Ulu – Activities and Music

Lā 'Ulu Breadfruit Day has been postponed till 2023.

Please check back here for the new date - this is a FUN event!!!

Besides being a tasty food, other parts of ‘ulu are also useful. ‘Ulu wood was traditionally used for making pahu (drums), papa he‘e nalu (surfboards), and papa ku‘i ‘ai (poi pounding boards). Medicinally, a remedy to treat koko‘ino (bad blood) was made with ‘ulu, and the sticky latex was used as glue to caulk canoes and to catch birds. Yellow, tan and brown kapa dyes can be made from the male inflorescence of ‘ulu, which in modern times can be burned as a mosquito repellent. The rich brown leaf sheaths are attractive for lei.

We will have a variety of cultural demonstrations, games, and live Hawaiian music at the September 4 event. The schedule of activities will appear here when finalized; please check back for updates.


This project is sponsored by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, working to improve the lives of Native Hawaiians.

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

Upcoming Events

Mar
11
Sat
2023
9:00 am Kūlolo Workshop with Namea Hoshino
Kūlolo Workshop with Namea Hoshino
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kūlolo Workshop with Namea Hoshino @ Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Kūlolo is a Hawaiian dessert staple made from freshly steamed kalo (taro), coconut milk, sugar, and little else. MNBG Hawaiian Cultivars Manager Namea Hoshino will teach participants to make kūlolo...
Apr
7
Fri
2023
all-day Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is Cl...
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is Cl...
Apr 7 all-day
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is Closed – Good Friday Friday, April 7, 2023
May
27
Sat
2023
9:00 am E kalo ʻai a koʻu makua (The kal...
E kalo ʻai a koʻu makua (The kal...
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
E kalo ʻai a koʻu makua (The kalo that feeds is my parent - Harvesting, prepping, and cooking kalo.) @ Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
This is a different kind of cooking class for those who want to go beyond poi, laulau, and kulolo. Hawaiian Cultivars Manager Namea Hoshino will be leading hands-on preparations of...
Jul
4
Tue
2023
all-day Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is Cl...
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is Cl...
Jul 4 all-day
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is Closed – Independence Day Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Jul
15
Sat
2023
9:00 am Na ʻono i ka lau a me ke kalo (T...
Na ʻono i ka lau a me ke kalo (T...
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Na ʻono i ka lau a me ke kalo (The tasty leaf and kalo - Identifying and taste testing.) @ Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Saturday, July 15, 9 to 12 pm – Na ʻono i ka lau a me ke kalo (The tasty leaf and kalo – Identifying and taste testing.) Students will get...

Random Pictures from our Galleries

Huli-Detail Lā ‘Ulu - Chef LaFaro's ‘Ulu Risotto  with Lemon and Parmesan Lā ‘Ulu - Ho'o'ulu ka 'ulu booth Lā ‘Ulu - Hui O Wa'a Kaulua activity Lā ‘Ulu - Kahanu Gardens booth Lā ‘Ulu - kapa making demo Lā ‘Ulu - lei making with 'ulu malo activity Lā ‘Ulu - MNBG native plant sale