Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, located in the middle of downtown Kahului, was the first botanical garden in the state to focus on native plants.
The endemic and indigenous plants, as well as the canoe plants brought by early Polynesians, are thriving at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens.
Maui Nui focus extends to preserving the cultural expression of Hawaii.
The Hawaiian culture is dependent upon native plants, and without knowledge, these plants will disappear.
The gardens provide a center for cultural and environmental education using the plants to make plant related crafts of bark cloth, dyes and cordage.
Plant identification, propagation and pruning are all part of the public classes.
In order to volunteer, membership is required. Information is
available on their web site.
Lend a Hand: Wednesday mornings for garden work and nursery
work. 1 week advanced notice, and a month notice for groups.
150 Kanaloa Ave.
P.O. Box 6040
Kahului, Hi. 96733
808 249-2798, preferred
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