Labeled Plants, Flowers, Garden Paths and Self-Guided Walking Tour
[the_ad id=”12262″]Kula Botanical Garden is a 6-acre garden jammed full of interesting plants, in the Upcountry part of Maui (the slopes of Haleakala Volcano). It’s at 638 Kekaulike Avenue in Kula. Phone 808-878-1715. Here’s a map you can zoom in on to see where this is.
For 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.
The garden is open every day. To get there, from Kahului (Maui’s largest city), take Highway 37, turn left after Rice Park onto Kekaulike Avenue (Highway 377) and watch for their sign. This is very close to Maui’s Lavender Farm, so you can see both on the same visit to the Upcountry area. The garden was built by Helen and Warren McCord in 1971, and they still own it.
Other gardens to see on Maui: Enchanted Floral Gardens Lavender Farm.
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