One of the most magical aspects of a Hawaiian vacation is exploring the diverse natural environments that offer tropical beaches, cascading waterfalls, active volcanoes, and lush jungles. One of the best ways to see our island’s native flora is by exploring one of the many Maui Botanical Gardens. Embark on a journey into Maui’s natural world, marvel at the indigenous flora, and learn about the connection between plants and Hawaiian culture. Start your journey in Lahaina with Epic Realty and discover the natural wonders of the Valley Isle during your next getaway!
The Maui Nui Botanical Gardens are dedicated to protecting and sharing Maui’s native plants and cultural heritage with the public. Plants have an essential role in the economic, social, and cultural livelihoods of the Hawaiian people. Join a docent-led tour to learn about the traditional uses of plants grown at the gardens.
Kula Botanical is a family-owned and operated garden located on the slopes of Haleakala. This eight-acre garden offers unique plants, rock formations, a covered bridge, waterfalls, a koi pond, and an aviary. Spend your afternoon strolling through the garden, learning about Hawaiian plants and embracing serenity. Don’t forget to stop at the gift shop afterward and pick up a botanical-themed gift!
Garden of Eden is the largest and most impressive of the Maui botanical gardens. Over 26 acres of trails are available to the public that feature unique flowers, rare trees, and tropical blossoms. Discover over 700 botanically labeled specimens from Maui and other tropical regions. Visit the enchanted forest, meet the 100-year-old mango tree, and marvel at the most extensive collection of Ti plants on the island. We recommend visiting the Art Gallery to view local artwork like photography, ceramics, fine jewelry, and painting.
Kahanu Garden provides a glimpse back in time, showcasing the historical and cultural significance of our native plants. The gardens are located in one of the largest native forests of the Hawaiian Islands, with the world’s most extensive collection of breadfruit cultivars. Take a guided tour of Kahanu to witness the traditional uses of these plants from local guides who grew up in the region. Or embark on the self-guided tour and wander past plants and archaeological features at your own pace.
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Discover our diverse natural environment at Maui Botanical Gardens throughout the island. Then make the trip back to your Lahaina vacation rental with Epic Realty and enjoy our outstanding accommodations with full amenities. And if you are looking for more ideas for your Maui getaway, check out our Hawaii Vacation Blog to discover the best activities on the island. Let us help make your vacation dreams come true today!