The Iao Valley State Park is a 4000 acre park that is home to the famous Iao Needle, a 1200 ft lava remnant in the middle of the valley. The park is home to a rich collection of flora and fauna, which attracts hikers and campers to its grounds. The Heritage Garden on the grounds pays homage to the multiple cultures that have had an influence on the islands of Hawaii. This includes tributes to the local tribes, American and Filipino traditions.
Location: : 54 S High St, Wailuku, HI 96793, United States
Timings: : 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is one of the most popular botanical gardens in Maui. It was founded with the purpose of preserving the local flora of the region, some of which are of great cultural and historic significance. The garden has also promoted water conservation, using innovative new ideas to save water. Visitors get access to a guided tour where the staff explain the various plants growing there, and their significance to the local culture. A number of activities like weaving and pottery ensure one has a good time during their visit.
Location: : 150 Kanaloa Ave, Kahului, HI 96732, United States
Timings: : Tuesday - Saturday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Entry fee: : USD 10
The Garden of Eden is a great tourist spot that is located alongside the Hana Highway. It is a wonderful place for families with kids to visit, thanks to the number of attractions located within the garden. Visitors get a stunning view of the ocean and can enjoy a quiet picnic amongst the numerous trees and greenery on the 26 acre property. Adventure seekers can hike along the oceanside trails, or visit the Puohokamoa waterfalls, to which one will have to rappel. This makes it the perfect destination for young and old alike!
Location: : 10600 Hana Hwy, Haiku, HI 96708, United States
Timings: : 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Entry fee: : USD 15 (16years and older)
USD 5 (5years - 16 years)
Maui Tropical Plantation offers guests a unique chance to learn more about bananas and sugarcane, alongside other Hawaiian produce. The farm has a number of traditional activities like coconut husking for guests to learn more about the local traditions. Thanks to its scenic location, it is also home to a number of zipline operators, allowing you to pass through the beautiful West Maui mountains. Other attractions include the Mill House restaurant and a store to purchase produce from the plantation.
Location: : 1670 Honoapiilani Hwy, Wailuku, HI 96793, United States
Timings: : 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Ali’i Kula Lavender is a garden located 4,000 feet above sea level in Kula. The farm houses 45 varieties of lavender, transforming the 13.5 acre property into a sea of purple that makes for a stunning view along with the ocean vista views. Visitors can get tours around the property, while also spending the day having private picnics on its grounds or under the shade of the olive trees. Other facilities include a gift shop and a restaurant, incorporating lavender into their products and dishes respectively.
Location: : 1100 Waipoli Rd, Kula, HI 96790, United States
Timings: : Friday - Sunday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Maunalei Arboretum lies along the famous Honolua Ridge and Trail. Founded by D.T Fleming in the 1920’s, this arboretum consists of a number of exotic trees and plants from around the world. They are planted in the shape of a lei at the top of the mountain. It is one of the most scenic locations for the garden, rewarding hikers and adventure enthusiasts with a stunning view and refreshing greenery at the top. The Banyan Loop along the trail has a number of banyan trees, giving visitors much needed respite during the summer.
Location: : Lahaina, HI 96761, United States
Timings: : 7:00 AM -Sunset
The Sacred Garden of Maliko is a great place for tourists to reconnect with nature. The serene layout of the garden offers a number of activities for visitors. The most popular attractions on the grounds are the two labyrinths, offering just a single way in and out through the well maintained plants.
Location: : 460 Kaluanui Rd, Makawao, HI 96768, United States
Timings: : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Kahanu Garden is located on the eastern coast of Hana on the Maui island. It is home to one of the largest native hala forests, thanks to its location by the ocean. It is known for promoting plant collections from the Pacific islands of Hawaii, Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia.
Timings: : Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Kula Botanical Garden is a family established garden founded in 1968 by Warren and Helen McCord. It is located on the slopes of the Haleakala volcano, giving it a great variety of flora and fauna. Visitors can come across a koi pond, an aviary and even a waterfall spread across the 8 acres of the garden. One can also view the collection of native Hawaiin plants to know more about the local flora. The beautifully landscaped garden along with the stunning mountainside views make for a truly memorable experience!
Location: : 638 Kekaulike Ave, Kula, HI 96790, United States
Timings: : 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Entry fee: : USD 12 (16years and older)
USD 3 (6years - 16 years)
The Enchanted Floral Gardens of Kula are amongst the prettiest botanical gardens in Maui. The 8 acre property is home to around 2000 species of tropical plants from around the world. Sitting in the mountains at an altitude of 2500 ft, visitors to the garden are treated to an array of colors as flowers bloom throughout. The garden is located along the Hana Highway, and is in the same vicinity as the Kula Botanical Gardens.
Location: : 2505 Kula Hwy, Kula, HI 96790, United States
Timings: : Tuesday - Friday: 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Entry fee: : USD 5
Which of these botanical gardens in Maui are you favourite? Let us know in the comments below!
This post was published by Peter Nikhil David
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