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Maui Nui Botanical Garden

Maui Nui Botanical Garden (MNBG) logo MNBG photo 1
Photo by Forest & Kim Starr
MNBG photo 2
Photo by Lisa Raymond

The Maui Nui Botanical Garden in Kahului was created by long time native plant advocate Rene Sylva over 25 years ago, and is now run by a non-profit agency.  The garden is envisioned to become an educational center focused on the conservation of coastal and dry forest species of Maui Nui.  It houses many rare native plants as well as non-native plants used by Hawaiians. The garden has partnered with Bishop Museum to provide interpretation for a collection of Hawaiian ethnobotanical plants, and is excited about the opportunities it will create in the areas of food, fiber, canoe, housing, medicinal, lei and dye plants. The garden is also helping with propagation of endangered plants for projects such as the Pu'u o Kali dryland restoration project.  Other partners include Tri-Isle Resource Conservation & Development Council and the Maui Board of Water Supply.  Garden hours are 8-4pm Monday-Friday, Saturdays 9:30 -2:30, Sundays closed. For the latest events or more information about the garden call (808)249-2798, e-mail mnbg@aloha.net, or visit www.mnbg.org.


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Comments? / Questions? e-mail webmaster@hear.org.  This page created on September 07, 2001 by Starr , and last updated on January 25, 2006 by Starr.