|Upcoming Events at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens:
Garden Tours Available:
We now offers several options for guided tours of the Gardens’ Hawaiian plant collection!
Self-guided walking tour brochures are available for $4
Self-guided audio tour wands are available for $5
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 d ocent-led group tours are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at
10 a.m. by reservation only.
For reservations or school group inquiries, please fill out the Guided Tour Form, call 249-2798 or emai l email@example.com .
MNBG's Weed and Pot Club: Wednesdays from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM, weekly
If you love native plants, you’ll love the Weed & Pot club! This volunteer group weeds in the Gardens and pots new plants in our nursery facility. Come ready to work with garden attire and covered shoes. Tools, gloves, sunscreen, refreshments and expertise provided!
Saturday, January 24th, from 9 AM to 12 PM: Kaula (Cordage) Workshop
The craft of using cordage or rope to bind materials together was highly developed in Hawaiian culture and a crucial skill for survival. Everything from tools to homes relied at least in part on this skill. In this class, students will explore fibers from a variety of native plants from the Garden, learn basic steps for harvesting and processing these materials, and learn a variety of techniques for making kaula. Instructor: Lisa Raymond. Cost: $55 Non-members; $30 Members.
Saturday, February 21st, from 9 AM to 12 PM: Ipu ‘aha h? wele (The Tied Gourd) Workshop
Learn the traditional method of tying the beautiful long necked, water-carrying gourd. Students from the Kaula (Cordage) class will have the skills to create their own cord of native plant materials for this project. This unique technique creates an elegant and practical cord design. Instructor: Lisa Raymond. Cost: $55 Non-members; $30 Members + supply fee for ipu. (You may bring your own glass or plastic water bottle instead of purchasing an ipu).
Saturday, March 28th, from 9 AM to Sunset: Ho‘omau 2014
Celebrate the 27th year of Ho‘omau; the annual fundraiser which supports programming for Punana Leo O Maui Hawaiian Language Immersion Preschool. Look forward to wonderful Hawaiian music, great food, crafts, silent auction and fun for the keiki. MNBG will be selling Hawaiian plants at this event
Saturday, April 18th, from 10 AM to 4 PM: Hawaiian Music Institute Concert
This event will celebrate Maui's rich musical heritage. The Institute of Hawaiian Music, its instructors, mentors and other performers will present a day of Hawaiian music, food, arts, cultural and educational exhibits and workshops.
Saturday, April 25th, from 9 AM to 5 PM: East Maui Taro Festival
Head to the H?na Ballpark for a day of learning and celebration! The 23rdAnnual 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.
Sunday, May 3rd: 1st Annual Maui Nui Botanical Gardens Fundraiser
An MNBG board event on the afternoon of May 2nd with Hawaiian music, a lei making contest with prizes, and a sit-down dinner. More details coming...
Saturday, June 27th, from 9 AM to 1:30 PM: Ni?ihau Method of Ipu Decorating and Dyeing Workshop
The traditional Ni?ihau style of processing fresh ipu (gourds), decorating, and drying will be taught. Students will be able to create their own designs based on traditional Hawaiian designs and learn about native ipu dyes and dye methods. Instructor: Lisa Raymond. Cost: $125 Non-members; $100 Members; includes all material
Saturday, August 29th, from 9 AM to 12 PM: Native Hawaiian Plant and Taro Sale
Promote the survival of Hawai‘i’s Native plants by growing them in your backyard! MNBG invites many local native plant growers to sell their offerings at this awesome event. Plant experts will be available to help pick out the perfect plants for your residence. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a complete list of plant available.
Saturday, November 7th, from 9 AM to 12 PM: Arbor Day 1,000 Hawaiian Tree Giveaway
In celebration of Hawai‘i’s native trees, MNBG partners with Maui Electric Company and Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program to give away 1,000 Hawaiian trees, free, to anyone willing and able to care for them! Experts will be available to recommend the best Hawaiian tree for your area of residence. The celebration also features free demonstrations on proper tree care, and community organizations sharing information about caring for our environment.