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, the garden’s plant collection grows in the shade of an ancient Hawaiian temple.
Kahanu Garden boasts the world’s largest collection of ‘ulu (Hawaiian for “breadfruit”), with more than 120 varieties from 18 Pacific island groups, including Indonesia, the Philippines and Seychelles. It also features a CANOE GARDEN, which showcases 24 species of plants brought by ancient Polynesians on their ocean voyages to Hawai‘i.
HALE O PI‘ILANI HEIAU, a lava-rock place of worship 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 AND SELF-GUIDED TOURS are available. Call (808) 248-8912 for reservations, and visit the NATIONAL TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDEN website at ntbg.org to learn more.