Complete guide to all of Maui's botanical gardens and how to find each one.
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|Guide Series: Hawaii Botanical Gardens
Interested in seeing Hawaii's native and non-native flora or just love being outdoors? Then this list of Maui's botanical gardens is for you.
Located on the rugged Hana coast, Kahanu Garden is nestled in one of the largest native hala forests in Hawaii. Pacific Island plant collections are the main focus of this botanical garden, especially those that are of high value to Hawaiian and Polynesian cultures. On top of that, this is home to the Pi'ilanihale Heiau which is the largest known ancient Hawaiian temple in all of the Hawaiian islands. It's also a National Historic Landmark. More at: Kahanu Garden - National Tropical Botanical Garden
The Maui Tropical Plantation is botanical garden with tons of tropical plants and flowers to enjoy. Or take their 40 minute tram ride where you'll see everything the plantation has to offer while learning all about it. If plants don't get your heart racing then check out the onsite zip lines which are run by Maui Zipline Company. More at: Maui Tropical Plantation
Steeped in over 150 years of history, with roots in the island's sugar cane industry, Haiku Mill is an important landmark site. Guests can experience Haiku Mill's breathtaking mix of French-inspired decor, vine-draped ruins and spectacular flora on its all-new historical botanical tour. The tour is an educational showcase of Maui's storied past and botanical diversity, taking guests around the Haiku Mill property, where they learn about Hawaii's prosperous sugar era and its impact on the cultural makeup of the islands, as well as its diverse tropical flora. Guests also learn about the restoration efforts by owner Sylvia Hamilton-Kerr, and enjoy Haiku Mill's spectacular ruins and beautiful horticultural artistry. More at: Haiku Mill
The Mission of Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is to foster appreciation and understanding of Maui Nui's plants and their role in Hawaiian cultural expression by providing a gathering place for discovery, education, and conservation. Self-guided and docent-guided tours are available for the Maui Nui Botanical Garden. All tours cover the conservation, natural history, and cultural uses of Hawaiian plants. More at: Maui Nui Botanical Garden
The goal of the Maui Garden Of Eden is to help restore natural ecosystems and promote Hawaii's native and indigenous species. In addition to local plants, they also feature many exotic plants and trees from all over the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. They feature over 700 botanically labeled specimens, some of which were donated by George Harrison of The Beatles. George was a North Shore neighbor and a devoted plant enthusiast. More at: Maui Garden Of Eden - Botanical Gardens & Arboretum
Located on the slopes of Haleakala, Kula Botanical Garden features eight acres of unique plant species, rock formations, waterfalls, a covered bridge, a koi pond, an aviary, and other fun attractions. More at: Kula Botanical Gardens
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