|Upcoming Events at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens:
Garden Tours Available:
We now offer several options for guided tours of the Gardens’ Hawaiian plant collection!
Self-guided walking tour brochures and self-guided audio tour wands are available free with the price of admission.
Docent-led group tours are available for $10 per person.
All tours cover the conservation, natural history and cultural uses of Hawaiian plants.
Brochures and audio tour wands are available Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and docent-led group tours are offered weekdays @ 10am by reservation only.
For reservations or school group inquiries, please fill out the Guided Tour Form, call 249-2798 or email email@example.com .
MNBG's Weed and Pot Club: Wednesdays from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM, weekly
If you love native plants, youÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€¦Ã‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â»ll love the Weed & Pot club!ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â This volunteer group weeds in the Gardens and pots new plants in our nursery facility.ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Come ready to work with garden attire and covered shoes.ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Tools, gloves, sunscreen, refreshments and expertise provided!
Saturday, April 23rd from 5 - 9 PM: An Evening in the Gardens
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will host our 2nd annual Benefit Dinner: An Evening in the Gardens. Join us for a beautiful evening celebrating the rich heritage of Native Hawaiian plants. Enjoy Hawaiian music, hula, silent auction, cocktails, and dinner prepared by Chef and Hawaiian cultural practitioner, Kealoha Domingo. 21 and over only, please. Tickets are $100 (or $750 for a table of 8). Email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
Saturday, April 30th, from 9 AM to 5 PM: East Maui Taro Festival
The East Maui Taro Festival will feature an exceptional Farmers’ Market, poi pounding demonstrations, arts and crafts, food booths, non-profit organizations sharing information, as well as beautiful Hawaiian music and hula! MNBG will have an information booth highlighting our resources and programs, and a large selection of Hawaiian kalo (taro) varieties. large selection of Hawaiian kalo (taro) varieties.
Saturday, May 28th, from 9 AM to 3 PM: Kapa Workshop
Learn about the cultivation and maintenance of Hawaiian plants used for making kapa, harvesting techniques, and processing fiber with kapa makers, Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond & Lei Ishikawa. Workshop fee includes all materials. Cost: $100 Members, $125 Guests (includes 1 yr. membership).
Saturday, July 23rd, from 9 AM to 3 PM: Cordage Workshop
The craft of using cordage or rope to bind materials together was highly developed in Hawaiian culture. In this class, students will explore fibers from a variety of native plants and learn a various techniques for making cordage. Cost: $25 Members, $50 Guests (includes 1 yr. membership).
Saturday, August 6th from 9 AM to 4PM: Kōkō Pū'alu- Gourd Carrying Net Making Workshop
Learn the traditional method of tying a gourd for carrying. Students from previous cordage classes will have the skills to create your own cord of native plant materials. Cost: $100 Members, $125 Guests (includes 1 yr. membership).*Participants may bring their own ipu, plastic containesr, or purchase an ipu at the workshop.
Saturday, August 27th - 28th: Indigenous Crop Biodiversity Festival at Maui Tropical Plantation
Maui County's first Indigenous Crop Biodiversity Festival (ICBF) is an exciting pre-event to the 2016 World Conservation Congress meeting on Oâ€˜ahu in September. The festival will showcaseÂ what makes Maui County unique inÂ the conservation world and offer opportunities to learn from WCC2016 participants visiting our islands.Â Admission and location specifics to be announced. MNBG will sell Hawaiian varieties of â€˜awa, maiâ€˜a, kÅ, â€˜uala, and kalo at this event.
Saturday, November 5th, from 9 AM to 12 PM: Arbor Day 1,000 Hawaiian Tree Giveaway
In partnership with Maui Electric Company and Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will give away 1,000 Hawaiian trees for free, 1 tree per person, any age! Experts will be available to recommend the best Hawaiian tree for your area of residence. The celebration will also feature lectures, activities, and many community organizations sharing critical environmental information.
Saturday, November 26th, from 9 - 5 PM: E PÅ«lama Mau iÄ Maui, Bailey House Museum Fundraiser
The 15th annual E PÅ«lama Mau IÄ Maui is a fundraising event to benefit The Bailey House Museum. This event features beautiful Hawaiian music and hula, over 40 craft and food vendors, as well as cultural demonstrations, silent auction, and a special exhibition by the Maui Historical Society featuring the best of the Bailey House Museum's collections. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, and are available at the Bailey House Museum and Native Intelligence. MNBG will be selling Hawaiian plants at this event.