• Honoring Lives & Legacies – Leina Wender, Bob Hobdy, Ernie Rezents, and Paul Kastner

    by Tamara Sherrill, MNBG Executive Director Maui Nui Botanical Gardens lost some very important mentors and friends in the summer of 2023. Elaine Wender passed away May 5th, Bob Hobdy…

  • Kō: A Spoon Full of Sugar

    by Aaron Guerrero, Garden Maintenance Manager The beloved canoe plants were held in high regard to the ancient people of Hawai’i and all over the Pacific islands. The essential uses…

  • ‘Uala: Untangling a Hawaiian Cultivar

    by Tamara Sherrill, MNBG Executive Director from the Summer 2003 MNBG Newsletter There is no plant group in Hawai‘i more dependent on people than Hawaiian crop cultivars, meaning varieties dependent on cultivation. Of…

  • ‘Awa: Tradition & Wellness

    by Aaron Guerrero"E hānai ‘awa a ikaika ka makani." Feed with ‘awa so that the spirit may gain strength.

  • Lāna‘i ‘Ōhi‘a Seed Collecting Trip: 2022 August 17–19

    Maui Nui Botanical Gardens staff and volunteers; Tamara Sherrill, Cathy Davenport, Emmely Felipe, Jennifer Higashino, and Bob and Doreen Hobdy spent a couple of days on Lāna‘i working alongside Kari…

  • Ka Palupalu o Kanaloa Returns to Kanaloa Avenue

    "It is my understanding that the island of Kaho’olawe is shaped like the fetus of a child, with his head at Hanakanaea and his rear at Hakioawa. The piko and…

  • In Memory of Dr. Fern Duvall

    “Mahalo a me ke aloha mai Maui Nui”That is how Fern Duvall always ended his email correspondence. With his love for Maui Nui. And his appreciation for you. And then he…

  • New Volunteer Work Area Completed

    Those of you who contributed to the annual appeal last year helped us reach a milestone: we now have a new, sheltered volunteer work area. This will be the huina…

  • April is Native Hawaiian Plant Month

    MNBG's Executive Director Tamara Sherrill explains the history and significance of Hawaiian Plant Month on Akakū's "The Maui Daily."

  • Native Plants that Drink Responsibly

    by Tamara Sherrill MNBG Executive Director Many people who have landscaped with native Hawaiian plants conclude that they have awfully specific needs. The plant you thought would be perfect declines…

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.

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

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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!