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Maui Nui Botanical Gardens

150 Kanaloa Ave, Kahului, Maui, HI 96732-1116
+1 808-249-2798
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Interesting garden of all plants Hawaiin

Great find Off the beaten path. Indigenous an endemic Hawaiian plants a and trees. Not splashy... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Alan K
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California
Small but great stop for a few minutes

We had some time to kill near the airport and found this place. It's small but nicely maintained... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
Carolyn G
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Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is a six acre botanical garden nestled in the heart of Kahului, Maui, Hawai‘i. Unlike other botanical gardens statewide, MNBG is the only botanical garden in the State of Hawai‘i that primarily features collections of Native Hawaiian and Polynesian-introduced plant species within a coastal sand dune environment. The garden showcases Hawaiian plant collections that are specific to the islands of Maui Nui (Maui, Moloka‘i, Lāna‘i, Kaho‘olawe, and Molokini) and many are endangered and/or endemic to the islands.
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150 Kanaloa Ave, Kahului, Maui, HI 96732-1116
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+1 808-249-2798
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

Great find Off the beaten path. Indigenous an endemic Hawaiian plants a and trees. Not splashy but very informative. Learned a lot here. Audio device comes with self guided tour. A really nice place to visit. Many plants and trees with much cultural information.

Thank Alan K
MNBG_150, Manager at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Mahalo for the kind and accurate review! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit to the Gardens. Safe travels and we hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We had some time to kill near the airport and found this place. It's small but nicely maintained. Don't expect tons of flowers, the gardens focus on plants and trees. But there was some beautiful fruit trees and potato plants. There are a few markers...More

Thank Carolyn G
MNBG_150, Manager at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Aloha Carolyn! Mahalo for your kind words. We are happy you enjoyed your visit to the Gardens. On non-profit garden specializes in Native Hawaiian and Polynesian-introduced plants that are unique to the coastal areas of the islands of Maui Nui (Maui, Moloka`i, Lana`i, Kaho`olawe, and...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We visited on our way to the airport. It's a small exhibit. There are a few informative displays that explain how natives used the plants in their life. You will see better specimens else where on Maui. There were no guides or support during our...More

1  Thank Bill R
MNBG_150, Manager at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Aloha Bill, Mahalo for your review of our non-profit botanical garden. There are many stories associated with Native Hawaiian plants, which brings out their fascinating uses and value. The best way to learn about what makes these plants so special is to go on one...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017

Devoted to displaying native Hawaiian plants and those brought by Polynesians by canoe, this small garden will teach you a great deal about life on the islands prior to the arrival of Europeans. The audio phones provide short descriptions and cultural information on trees and...More

Thank Gadabout777
MNBG_150, Manager at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Aloha! Mahalo for your kind words and accurate description of our non-profit Hawaiian garden. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit! Many Hawaii visitors have the misconception that Hawaiian plants are big and showy, such as birds of paradise, orchids, or ginger... Those tropical...More

Reviewed 24 February 2017

This is a medium size garden near town center. It is flat and easy to get around. Not much in the way of flowers at this time of the year. Easy parking. Seniors visit free.

Thank David U
MNBG_150, Manager at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit to the Gardens. Safe travels and we hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We spotted this in our guidebook and decided to visit; what treat it was. We were greeted by a really nice man who told us about the garden (and later answered our questions). With a alphabetical guide in hand off we went...absolutely fascinating with good...More

Thank PMQuestions
MNBG_150, Manager at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

Mahalo for the kind words! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit to the Gardens. Safe travels and we hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed 28 September 2016

The gardens aren't really what I'd think of as gardens. You won't see a huge variety of flowers, but you will see a lot of trees and plants and maybe one or two flowering plants. The focus of these gardens is on native plants and...More

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MNBG_150, Manager at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2016

Aloha! Mahalo for your accurate review! Yes, when most people think of a "Botanical Garden," lust tropical flowers and waterfalls come to mind... but all it really means is that each plant in the collection has a record of where it was collected and is...More

Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

I had something going on with my family back home to Philippines so I had to go to the kahului botanical to get some quite times for myself and I did. It was early morning, I had to check it out of how is the...More

Thank John Paul R
MNBG_150, Manager at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2016

Thanks for stopping by, John Paul! We hope you enjoyed your time at the Gardens :)

Reviewed 21 June 2016

Since I teach wilderness survival and my wife is a shutter bug, we made a special trip to see this. Grounds are great- but couldn't find a guide or anything.More

Thank Rob A
MNBG_150, Manager at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2016

Aloha Rob. I so sorry you couldn't find a guide. Our docent-led tours are a terrific way to explore the garden while having the luxury of being one-on-one with a trained volunteer guide. Our non-profit required that reservations be made 48 hours in advance, by...More

Reviewed 5 May 2016

There is some up and down walking while viewing the gardens, but walking slowly makes it a easygoing hike. Flowers are so vibrant and such a variety, it makes it hard to decide where to look first. Some palm fronds are just huge, could hide...More

1  Thank Monika R
MNBG_150, Manager at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2016

Thank you for your review! I believe you might have visited another garden, as we are located on a coastal sand dune system, and feature drought tolerant Native Hawaiian & Polynesian-introduced plants such as taro, sugarcane, sweet potato, breadfruit and banana.

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