Tropical Gardens of Maui

This four-acre botanical garden and commercial nursery occupies a gorgeous stretch of land in the Wailuku area of Maui near the historic Iao Valley. Established in 1987, the Tropical Gardens of Maui sit at an elevation of 800 feet (244 m) above sea level. Plant lovers and botanists alike can appreciate the stunning diversity of plants here ranging from tropical flowering trees to desert cacti and rare orchids.

The tropical micro climate of these gardens provides ideal growing conditions for hundreds of plants from around the globe. Specimens include grammatophyllum speciosum, the largest orchid in the world; the lovely amherstia nobilis, considered to be one of the world's most beautiful flowers; the caryota gigas or Thai Mountain Giant; and the raphia palm, which has the longest leaves of any plant. You'll also find a grove of banyan trees that provides a habitat for dozens of orchids. Plants are marked, so you can identify them by their botanical name, common name and place of origin.

The Tropical Gardens of Maui's commercial nursery offers a unique opportunity to take home some exotic and rare plants from Hawaii and beyond. The nursery's massive plant inventory includes genra, catteleya and oncidium alliance orchids as well as hibiscus, aroids, heliconia, ginvers, palms and other exotic plants. All plants are certified for export to the U.S. mainland.

Visitors are welcome to explore the gardens and grounds. The self-guided tour takes 30 to 40 minutes and passes through all the gardens, a koi pond, palm grotto and Iao Stream. Visitors will also find a gift shop and picnic table area. Call (808) 244-3085 for more information.

Hours:

As of 2014 our garden is no longer open for tours.

Tropical Gardens of Maui Overview

  • Features a stunning diversity of plants here ranging from tropical flowering trees to desert cacti and rare orchids
  • Nursery offers a unique opportunity to take home some exotic and rare plants

Location:
200 Iao Valley Road, Wailuku HI 96793
Directions: The plantation is located just west of Wailuku.


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