• 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

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

Sep
24
Sat
2022
9:00 am ‘Ula‘ula Kalo with Namea Hoshino
‘Ula‘ula Kalo with Namea Hoshino
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
‘Ula‘ula Kalo with Namea Hoshino @ Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
‘Ula‘ula Kalo with Namea Hoshino Update: No COVID-19 restrictions. Masks optional. Saturday, September 24th | 9am – 12pm Learn about the ‘Ula‘ula family of kalo (taro) with MNBG Hawaiian Cultivars...
Sep
28
Wed
2022
8:30 am Weed and Pot Club
Weed and Pot Club
Sep 28 @ 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...
Oct
5
Wed
2022
8:30 am Weed and Pot Club
Weed and Pot Club
Oct 5 @ 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...
Oct
12
Wed
2022
8:30 am Weed and Pot Club
Weed and Pot Club
Oct 12 @ 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...
Oct
19
Wed
2022
8:30 am Weed and Pot Club
Weed and Pot Club
Oct 19 @ 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...

Random Pictures from our Galleries

1_P1010648a Lā ‘Ulu - Chef Kealoha Domingo cooking demo Lā ‘Ulu - Enjoying 'ulu tree shade Lā ‘Ulu - Lei making with native plants Lā ‘Ulu - Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project booth Lā ‘Ulu - ‘ō’ō ‘ihe targets by UndaKava808 Inc Lā ‘Ulu - 'Ulu Head person by Maui Breadfruit Lā ‘Ulu - vegan ‘ulu and yucca crust pizza