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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. 

Kahanu Garden Ulu Cookoff

The annual Ulu Cookoff at Kahanu Garden takes place on Thursday, October 12 at the Hana Ballpark. 

Competition categories include: 

  • Appetizer
  • Soup & Salad
  • Entree
  • Dessert

Prizes for presentation and overall excellents will also be awarded. 

Director's Tour

The afternoon often displays the amazing color and majestic nature of Kahanu Garden and this tour is an opportunity for guests to attend a guided walk through the garden.

Start with a walk through the largest collection of breadfruit in the world, followed by a myriad of tropical trees.Then guests will transition into the environment of life in ancient Polynesia with rare collections of banana, sugar cane, taro and more. With the sun lowering over Haleakala, guests will experience Pi'ilanihale in a powerful setting.


On the rugged Hana coast, along the far eastern shores of the Hawaiian island of Maui, Kahanu Garden grows in splendid isolation, nestled in the one of the largest native hala (Pandanus) forests in the Islands. Plant collections from the Pacific Islands are the focus here, particularly plants of value to the Hawaiian people as well as other cultures of Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia. Kahanu Garden is situated in the storied land of Honoma'ele and home to Pi'ilanihale Heiau, a massive lava-rock structure that is believed to be the largest ancient man made structure in Polynesia.

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