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Maui Nui Botanical Gardens

150 Kanaloa Ave, Kahului, Maui, HI 96732-1116
+1 808-249-2798
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Amazing plants

This is a must stop if your into plants and gardens. Amazing scenic views travel to and from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Samuel M
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Wildomar, California
Docent knowledgable and entertaining

I strongly recommend booking a docent-led tour in advance of going to the Garden. Tamara was... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Jane 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must stop if your into plants and gardens. Amazing scenic views travel to and from here.Great place to go if your looking for a nice quiet peaceful day.

Thank Samuel M
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

I strongly recommend booking a docent-led tour in advance of going to the Garden. Tamara was knowledgable and entertaining, bringing my appreciation of the plants up to a level I would never have obtained without a guide. As we walked past plants in the garden...More

Thank Jane G
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Loved seeing the raised terrain built for the King's residence, the beautiful scenery and especially the plants and banana and coconut trees

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Reviewed 7 July 2017

There is an audio guide at no extra cost that tells you all about the plant and its uses. You learn the difference between endemic and indigenous and which plants are which with an emphasis on the native plants. Relatively small, but also relatively close...More

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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
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MNBG_150, Manager at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

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 :)

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Reviewed 13 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
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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

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Reviewed 6 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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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 :)

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Reviewed 30 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

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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 :)

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