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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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