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Kahanu

Garden

650 Ulaino Rd

Hana , HI

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(808)248-8912

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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. This awe-inspiring cultural site in the garden is registered as a National Historic Landmark.

Visitors to Kahanu Garden will learn about the cultural relationships between people and these remarkable plants that were transported around the Pacific on ancient voyaging canoes. Among the different ethnobotanical collections at Kahanu Garden is the world’s largest collection of breadfruit cultivars, which serves as a germplasm repository for this important South Pacific food crop.

 

Kahanu Garden History

Kahanu Garden provides a glimpse back in time. The earliest Polynesian voyagers first settled in areas such as Hāna where there was abundant rainfall and fertile soil for reliable farming.

Kahanu Garden Opening Schedule

June 1st – 30th

Open To The Hāna Community, Members & Supporters (fellows, trustees & donors)

July 1st

Open To The Public

Reservations Open July 1st

Schedule A Visit

Please contact us at (808)248-8912 or kahanu@ntbg.org to make your reservation.

Tue Jun 9, 2020

Moonlight & Music

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Fri Mar 13, 2020

Botanical Illustration Workshop

Kahanu Garden | Hana, Hawaii

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…

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Earth Matters public lecture series

NTBG and KCC’s collaborative Earth Matters Public lecture series continues on Tuesday, March 10 from 5:30 p.m. at Kauai Community College

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Science, Conservation and Research Review

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Tue May 26, 2020

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NTBG President Chipper Wichman Receives AHS Professional Award

Mon May 18, 2020

Kalaheo, Hawaii (May 18, 2020) — Charles “Chipper” Wichman, Jr., President of the National Tropical […]

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