Ask anyone about their trip to Maui, Hawaii, and you’ll likely hear about two things: the food and the flowers! Our Valley Isle is home to many diverse species, from roses and lilies to orchids and birds of paradise. These blooming beauties create a colorful landscape that’s just waiting to be discovered. The next time you’re in Hawaii, visit the tropical gardens on Maui and experience some of the finest flora in the world.
There are a number of tropical gardens on Maui for guests to explore. Find out what other island treasures await when you download our free Vacation Guide! It’s full of recommendations for things to do and see during your stay at The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono.
Top 5 Tropical Gardens on Maui
1. Maui Tropical Plantation | Wailuku
On this working farm, guests can take a tram tour to learn how sugarcane and pineapples grow. You’ll see a variety of native Hawaiian plants, tropical fruits, and fields of crops. The tour even provides a live coconut husking demonstration. Afterward, visit The Mill House for a delicious meal made from the plantation’s high-quality fruits and vegetables.
2. Iao Valley State Park | Wailuku
The sacred Iao Valley is located just half a mile from our inn. This 4,000-acre National Historic Landmark is home to lush rainforests, ethnobotanical gardens, and the famous Iao Needle. Be sure to visit the Kepaniwai Park Heritage Gardens and relax amongst scenic waterfalls and ponds that are fed by the Iao Stream.
3. Maui Nui Botanical Gardens | Kahului
Seven acres of native and Polynesian-introduced plants make up the Maui Botanical Gardens. Feel free to take a self-guided walking tour where you’ll see local varieties of sweet potatoes and sugarcane. Or follow a guide who will teach you about conservation, natural history, and cultural uses of various Hawaiian plants.
4. Enchanted Floral Gardens | Kula
Sitting 2,500 feet above sea level, this botanical garden in the mountains is a sight to behold. The Enchanted Floral Gardens boast over 2,000 species of tropical and semi-tropical plants from around the world. The facility also has a café and a farm stand right on site.
5. Kula Botanical Gardens | Kula
Did you know that Kula Botanical Gardens was the first public garden to open on Maui? Today, this breathtaking attraction is visited by thousands! Stroll through the gardens and admire amazing rock formations, bridges, and waterfalls. You may even see various aviary and chameleons. With spectacular views of Haleakala Volcano, a trip to Kula Botanical Gardens is a must. Read more about it on our blog.
Discover the Gardens at The Old Wailuku Inn
After you explore the tropical gardens on Maui, head back to our bed and breakfast and explore our grounds! Our inn is surrounded by flowering trees, bamboo forests, and fragrant rose bushes. You can spend time relaxing in the backyard or on our porch. Plus, our beautiful Garden Rooms have their own private lanai and walled gardens, so you can come home to a private, peaceful oasis each day. We can’t wait to hear about your adventures on Maui!
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