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Garden of Eden Arboretum
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Maui Island which includes a park, tropical scenes and wildflowers

Follow walking trails to discover exotic plants and a century-old tree, enjoy picnics and take photos of a rock famous for appearing in a Hollywood movie.

Maui’s Garden of Eden Botanical Gardens and Arboretum are a paradise for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts. Enjoy leisurely walks while spotting native and exotic flowers and trees, relax on large open lawns with a picnic and take photos of the panoramic scenery of a tropical island.

When entering the 26-acre (10.5-hectare) garden you’ll find more than 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) of colorful nature trails. Collect a map from the entrance and stroll along the trails to spot endangered hardwood and tropical nut trees, a bamboo garden and one of the oldest mango trees in Hawai‘i. The garden counts more than 500 botanically labeled plants, including a vast collection of Ti plants, which Hawaiians utilize for rituals and ceremonies. There are even medicinal plants and Amazonian rainforest fruits.

Follow the trail to a waterfall lookout for a bird’s-eye view of the Upper Puohokamoa Falls. Nearby is the Keopuka Rock Overlook, where you can look out over a valley. You may recognize Keopuka Rock from the opening scene of the dinosaur movie Jurassic Park.

Look for the free-roaming animals in the garden, such as peacocks, chickens, lizards, ducks and geese. Feed tamed parrots or have your picture taken with one of these colorful birds perched on your shoulder.

Relax on the garden’s pristine lawns, which are ideal for a picnic. You can also buy lunch from the Garden Café, which serves food made from local produce. Stop by the art gallery to see the paintings and handicrafts of local artists.

Located at marker 10.5 on the Hana Highway, the gardens are about a an hour away from Kahului by car. The garden has several free parking lots and is usually visited as part of the scenic road trip to Hana.

The Garden of Eden Botanical Gardens and Arboretum are open daily. Come early in the day, because the park closes halfway through the afternoon. Find detailed opening times and admission fees on the garden’s official website.

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