Stroll Through a Pandanus ForestMaui
The 464-acre Kahanu Garden is situated in one of Hawai‘i’s last remaining native pandanus forests. A botanical and cultural research facility, its plant collection grows in the shade of an ancient Hawaiian temple.
Kahanu Garden boasts the world’s largest breadfruit collection, with more than 120 varieties from 18 Pacific island groups including Indonesia, the Philippines, and Seychelles. It also features a Canoe Garden, which showcases 24species of plants brought by ancient Polynesians on their canoe voyages to Hawai‘i.
Hale o Pi‘ilani Heiau, a lava rock worship place built between the 13th and 16th century, is a notable historic attraction on the premises.
Kahanu Garden is located off Hana Highway on ‘Ula‘ino Road. Guided tours are available on Saturdays; self-guided tours are scheduled Monday through Friday. Call (808) 248-8912 for reservations.