Kula Botanical Gardens

Maui Plantations, Farms and Gardens Maui is at the center of the farm-to-table process that is integral to Hawaii Regional Cuisine in the islands. Take a farm tour in Kula and see how the volcanic soil of Upcountry Maui makes the Maui Onion so sweet. Visit one of the island’s lush botanical gardens and smell the sweet fragrances of exotic flowers, orchids and indigenous Hawaiian plants. Explore the natural beauty of Maui’s plantations, farms and gardens.kula botanical gardens 1Maui is at the center of the farm-to-table process that is integral to Hawaii Regional Cuisine in the islands. Take a farm tour in Kula and see how the volcanic soil of Upcountry Maui makes the Maui Onion so sweet. Visit one of the island’s lush botanical gardens and smell the sweet fragrances of exotic flowers, orchids and indigenous Hawaiian plants. Explore the natural beauty of Maui’s plantations, farms and gardens.kula botanical gardens 2We had a planned event at Haleakala decided to leave early and try and fit things in before. Saw the ad for Kula Botanical Gardens. I was a little disappointed. The grounds looked a little unkept. There are a large assortment of plants and labeled clearly. There are benches all over the grounds to rest. The bird sanctuary was disappointing. Very basic enclosure, a few doves and love birds and one cockatiel. The area of the ducks and geese did not look good and we only saw 3. The koi pond was grungy and after looking we could only see 2 koi. They could have been below the surface, but the water was so dark you couldn't tell. I was wondering if a different time of year would have been better, we were here end of June. There was a small waterfall that was a little treat. The highlight of the tour was Jackson the Chameleon! I think $10 was not worth the price.kula botanical gardens 3Kula Botanical Gardens Unclaimed This business has not yet been claimed by the owner or a representative. Claim this business to view business statistics, receive messages from prospective customers, and respond to reviews.kula botanical gardens 4“Please join us for a stroll through our garden. Each individual plant and tree has a story to tell and we would like to share that with you. Beautiful flowers in a natural setting are found around each turn. We know you will find peace, contentment, and beauty at Kula Botanical Garden.” The McCordskula botanical gardens 5Kula Botanial Garden also features a gift shop with made-in-Hawaii items and items of botanical interest. We also offer snacks for sale, restrooms, and a comfortable deck with a beautiful view.kula botanical gardens 6Ever visit a place and immediately ask yourself, “Why haven’t I been here before?!” That was my exact reaction upon arriving at Kula Botanical Garden. Established in 1968 by Warren and Helen McCord, the “garden” (more like a arboretum/flower museum) includes eight acres of plants, flowers, ponds, waterfalls, and more.kula botanical gardens 7Our garden is nestled on the slopes of the mighty Haleakala, a dormant volcano responsible for the formation of East Maui. This dry, temperate climate is a perfect location for growing protea flowers. Many members of this exotic plant are displayed in the garden. Originally from Australia and South Africa, these flowers are now grown here in Kula and exported all over the country. Most members of this species flower in winter (from December through April).A prominent feature of the garden is a gentle stream meandering through the valley. Many water-loving plants are diplayed here including a grove of fragrant White Ginger which blooms during mid to late summer.Another lovely part of the garden is a grove of Painted and Lemon Eucalyptus trees with Monstera huddled beneath them.Other attractions include an Orchid house (blooms from February through April), Fuscia House (blooms in summer), Bromeliad House (various varieties flower throughout the year), and a Bird Sanctuary for the endangered native Nene bird.Of course there are annual flowers and common bedding plants interspersed for color, but our garden was designed with a Botanical focus that continues to govern the plant selection and placement. Therefore, many plants are neither colorful nor “showy”, but selected for their educational potential or to preserve native specimens. Annual passes are available for those who would like to return again and again to enjoy the changing seasons and tranquility of this special place. We hope that you, too, will appreciate our garden and the legacy it carries .kula botanical gardens 8We had a great time at Kula Gardens. It's not that big, but a fun place to explore with lots of floral everywhere. I loved the little paths and the Koi Pond. There's even a beautiful gazebo at the end. If you love wandering around beautiful flowers on a nice-paved path, you will love it here.kula botanical gardens 9We had a great time at Kula Gardens.  It's not that big, but a fun place to explore with lots of floral everywhere.  I loved the little paths and the Koi Pond.  There's even a beautiful gazebo at the end.  If you love wandering around beautiful flowers on a nice-paved path, you will love it here.kula botanical gardens 10This place is a nice change from some of the other tourist places and it kind of off the beaten track. It is not as extensive as some botanical gardens that I have been to on other islands, but we had a wonderful time walking through the peaceful gardens. We got there early and had the place pretty much to ourselves. It has a great view from the front deck over the central valley between the two mountain peaks. It is not large, so we finished in a little more than one hour. Also, we love Maui Up-country and will definitely be back.kula botanical gardens 11This place is a nice change from some of the other tourist places and it kind of off the beaten track.  It is not as extensive as some botanical gardens that I have been to on other islands, but we had a wonderful time walking through the peaceful gardens.  We got there early and had the place pretty much to ourselves.It has a great view from the front deck over the central valley between the two mountain peaks.It is not large, so we finished in a little more than one hour.  Also, we love Maui Up-country and will definitely be back.kula botanical gardens 12Our garden is nestled on the slopes of the mighty Haleakala, a dormant volcano responsible for the formation of East Maui. This dry, temperate climate is a perfect location for growing protea flowers. Many members of this exotic plant are displayed in the garden. Originally from Australia and South Africa, these flowers are now grown here in Kula and exported all over the country. Most members of this species flower in winter (from December through April).kula botanical gardens 13Beautiful gardens and flowers, and not too hard to walk. We met Mr McCord and Kevin, and enjoyed the visit very much. The price was right for this size gardens and very much worth the time.kula botanical gardens 14“Charming” Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile Beautiful gardens and flowers, and not too hard to walk. We met Mr McCord and Kevin, and enjoyed the visit very much. The price was right for this size gardens and very much worth the time. Helpful? Thank Charlotte M Reportkula botanical gardens 15We have hundreds of varieties of plants for you to enjoy and photograph. Plants are labeled with their botanical name, common name, and country of origin. Included in the garden is a collection of native Hawaiian plants. Children especially will enjoy the Jackson Chameleon exhibit, native Nene geese, and Aviary.kula botanical gardens 16For a small admission charge, you can take your time walking the many paths among the plants and flowers. You’ll even find the rare Hawaiian state bird, the nene, as well as other birds, unusual ducks, a pond with koi fish, and a chameleon in his cage.  They give you a map of the garden and many of the plants are labeled with their common name, botanical name, and country of origin. The garden is at 3300 feet elevation, so a little cooler than on the beaches at sea level.  You can bring a picnic lunch and eat it at tables on a deck at the entrance.kula botanical gardens 17Of course there are annual flowers and common bedding plants interspersed for color, but our garden was designed with a Botanical focus that continues to govern the plant selection and placement. Therefore, many plants are neither colorful nor “showy”, but selected for their educational potential or to preserve native specimens.kula botanical gardens 18Nice Environment to roam and relax look and talk, more for Guests then Locals. A spot at part of a Visit Up-County. I see a spot as part day trip upcounty but not really a main event of a trip. Nice gardens and walking paths I agree it would been to see more thing in bloom, but I think the seasons and weather have more to do with that then Operator.kula botanical gardens 19Nice Environment to roam and relax look and talk, more for Guests then Locals. A spot at part of  a Visit Up-County.  I see a spot as part day trip upcounty but not really a main event of a trip. Nice gardens and walking paths I agree it would been to see more thing in bloom, but I think the seasons and weather have more to do with that then Operator.

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