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Botanical Illustration Workshop

On Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14 (10am-4pm) Kahanu Garden in Hana, Maui will be hosting its first botanical illustration workshop! Study the fundamentals of botanical illustration using graphite, colored, and watercolor pencils, and watercolor painting.

Participants will explore and select a single plant species for use in the workshop at the new Kahanu Visitor/Education Center. The two-day workshop will be hosted by botanical illustrator, author, and instructor Wendy Hollender.

Lā ‘Ulu (Breadfruit Day)

On Saturday, September 7th (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.), staff from NTBG’s Kahanu Garden and the Breadfruit Institute will join cultural practitioners and local retailers for Lā ‘Ulu (Breadfruit Day) at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens in Kahului, Maui. Come celebrate all things breadfruit with cooking demonstrations, cultural activities, plant and product sales, and more in this free, family‐friendly event.

Taro Fest Tour

Tours will begin at Mahele at 10:30 and Kahanu at 11:30

Join Mikala - Mahele Farm Manager and Mike - Kahanu Garden Director as they lead tours Sunday after the East Maui Taro Festival.

Tours will begin at Mahele Farm, a 10-acre Hana based community farm that uses natural, regenerative agricultural practices. The Kahanu Garden Tour will feature information about Pi'ilanihale Heiau and the plants of the Pacific including the largest breadfruit collection in the world.


2018 Ulu Cook-off

NTBG's Kahanu Garden is proud to present the annual Ulu Cookoff on Friday, October 12, 2018. The event will take place at the Hana Ball Park from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and is part of the Festivals of Aloha Week schedule of events.

To enter:

Kahanu Garden Open House

You're invited to a special Open House at NTBG's Kahanu Garden in Hana, Maui on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. See our latest projects including the new Kahanu Garden Visitors Center before it opens to the public and learn about how NTBG programs and gardens help people and plants in Hawaii and around the globe. 

Visitors will enjoy light rereshments including Kahanu Garden-grown mamaki tea and a selection of pies by Maui's Pono Pies. 

Lei and Flower Arranging Contest

The Hana Aloha Week Lei & Flower Arrangement Contest will be held at NTBG's Kahanu Garden on Monday, October 8, 2018.

To enter bring your lei and/or flower arrangement to Kahanu Garden between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. pm Monday, October 8, 2018. Entrants must have an Aloha Week pin to participate. Po'o lei entered into the contest should be 22 inches, a'i should be 42 inches. 


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