Maui Nui Botanical Gardens offers tours of the garden starting October 5, 2010
Volunteers at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens begin leading tours of the Garden’s native plantings starting today, October 5th, 2010, as part of its new education program “Ulu Ka Hoi” (to grow interest). Tours cover conservation, natural history and ethnobotanical uses of native and Polynesian introduced plants, as well as the Gardens’ current projects in each of these areas.
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is dedicated to the protection of Hawaii’s rich native plants and cultural heritage. By collecting, cultivating, and distributing native and Polynesian introduced plants, MNBG provides people a gathering place to see and understand the importance of these plants to our economic, social, and cultural livelihood.
Tours are held on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am-11:30am, weekly and by appointment only. Cost is free, with a suggested donation of $5 per person. Call 808-249-2798 or email [email protected] to make a reservation. The tours are sponsored by the County of Maui Department of Water Supply, Office of Economic Development, and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.