Maui Parks and Gardens
(Maui, Hawaii - HI, USA)
Verdant and fertile, Maui boasts some fantastic parks, green spaces and arboretums. There are several tropical flower gardens on the island of Maui, including the Enchanting Floral Gardens, an incredibly scenic garden with over 1,500 species of tropical and semi-tropical plants and flowers.
There are also some fine botanical gardens here, such as the Kula Botanical Gardens, Kahanu and the Garden of Eden Arboretum. The island's state parks are also impressive and offer a range of recreational activities including hiking, swimming and camping.
Enchanting Floral Gardens
Address: Opposite 10 Mile Marker on Highway 37, Kula, Maui, Hawaii HI, USA
Tel: +1 808 878 2531
Situated in beautiful upcountry Maui, the Enchanting Floral Gardens of Kula is an 8-acre / 3-hectare botanical garden at an elevation of 2,500 feet / 762 meters. The gardens boast over 1,500 species of tropical and exotic plants from around the world.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 17:00
Garden of Eden Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Address: Hana Highway between Kahului and Keanae, Keanae, Maui, Hawaii HI, 96713, USA
Tel: +1 808 572 6453
Set in 26 acres / 11 hectares, these gardens offer breathtaking views and over 500 labeled plants. The aim of the gardens is to help restore natural ecosystems and promote Hawaii's indigenous species. The Eden Arboretum was famously used as the setting for the opening sequence of Jurassic Park.
Open hours: daily - 08:00 to 15:00
Iao Valley State Park
Address: End of Highway 32, Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii HI, 96793, USA
Tel: +1 808 587 0300
This verdant valley is a lush area featuring exotic plants, clear pools and spectacular views. Iao Valley is also home to the Iao Needle, a 2,000 foot / 610 meter rock pinnacle that was once used as a natural altar.
Open hours: daily - 07:00 to 19:00
Kula Botanical Gardens
Address: Kekaulike Avenue, Kula, Maui, Hawaii HI, 96790, USA
Tel: +1 808 878 1715
These idyllic botanical gardens are situated in 6 acres / 2.5 hectares of scenic land that features a stream, pond and over 2,000 indigenous flora and fauna.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 09:00 to 16:00
Admission: charge, discount for children
Address: Makawao, Maui, Hawaii HI, 96768, USA
Tel: +1 808 248 7375
The Haleakala National Park runs from the 10,023 foot / 3,055 meter summit of Haleakala to the Kipahulu coast close to Hana. The stunning spot offers visitors enviable scenery and a range of outdoor recreational activities including camping, walking, stargazing, picnicking and wildlife watching. The park is home to some incredible natural features, such as the enormous crater at its summit and some beautiful pools and waterfalls.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Address: Ula'ino Road, Hana, Maui, Hawaii HI, 96713, USA
Tel: +1 808 248 8912
Set in 123 acres / 50 hectares of cultivated land, these gardens are filled with tropical plants and flowers including more than 120 varieties of breadfruit. Kahanu is also home to the Pi'ilanihale Heiau, an ancient stone temple that measures 341 by 415 feet / 104 by 127 meters.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 14:00, by reservation only