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Kula Botanical Gardens

If you’re looking to enjoy a beautiful time in nature, look no further than the Kula Botanical Gardens in Maui. In this tranquil botanical garden, you can find almost 2,000 species of flora and fauna indigenous to Hawai’i. The Kula Botanical Gardens offers something for everyone—from children to adults of all ages. Located on Kekaulike Avenue, whether you’re a tourist or a native Hawai’ian, you won’t want to miss this must-see destination.

Established in 1968 by Warren and Helen McCord as a display garden, the family-owned Kula Botanical Gardens was the first public garden on the island. It now draws in thousands of tourists annually. The eight acres of the garden located on the slopes of Haleakala are cared for by the family with pride. Here you will find natural beauty, such as rock formations, waterfalls, koi ponds, gorgeous bridges, and a unique carved tiki exhibit.

In strolling through the garden, you will be able to take photos of and learn about thousands of different kinds of plants. Plants are labeled with their proper and common name as well as their country of origin. You can bring your kids along to enjoy the ducks, the Jackson Chameleon exhibit, and the Aviary.

For your souvenir needs, the Kula Botanical Garden offers a gift shop with a variety of items to bring home with you (along with your photos and fond memories, of course). The gift shop features items that are made right here in Hawai’i. The garden also has all of your snacking, restroom, and sitting needs covered, with a comfortable deck with a view.

The garden is typically open each day from 9 am to 4 pm. Tickets are available for a price of $10 for adults and $3 for children aged 6-12 years old. For children under 6, admission is free.

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