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Maui Garden Of Eden - Botanical Gardens & Arboretum

Mile marker 10 1/2 - between Kailua & Kaenae, Along the Hana Highway, Hana, Maui, HI $15/person
808-572-9899
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Ranked #8 of 10 Attractions in Hana
Type: Gardens
Owner description: Aloha and welcome to Mauis Garden Of Eden Arboretum. An Arboretum is a park dedicated to trees. We also feature hundreds of lowland rainforest species... more » Owner description: Aloha and welcome to Mauis Garden Of Eden Arboretum. An Arboretum is a park dedicated to trees. We also feature hundreds of lowland rainforest species of flowers,shrubs,and ground covers as well.We began this project in1991 with 30 acres of densely overgrown jungle, now after investing more than 20yrs of physical labor and 2 million dollars, we have created one of Hawaii's most visited botanical gardens. We have many plants found nowhere else or are uncommon to Hawaii, such as rare Amazon fruits and medicinal species, endangered hardwoods, spice, exotic nut trees, ferns and so much more...A botanical Disneyland with over 2 miles of maintained graveled walking trails...A truly educational facility with over 700 plants botanically labeled. Try to allow at least 45 minutes to explore.We feature great views and photo opportunities but no direct access to the waterfall or pools.If you are only interested in restrooms (we now have improved facilities) You can do so for free 2 miles down the road.A portion of your entry fee is donated to the nature conservatory. The cost to keep our gate open averages $1,000/dy so we sincerely thank you for your support,,,especially those who have contributed beyond our entry fee. Most botanical gardens have teams of volunteers and use chemicals to curb costs. Our entire staff are well paid professionals, and we are almost entirely a chemical free park. Thank you for visiting, we do take your comments to heart « less
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Molokai, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The 26 acre grounds and walking paths are beautifully maintained and there are some surprise attractions, such as the friendly ducks, gray goose, and not too shy peacocks. While the ocean and waterfall views are not as spectacular as ones you see naturally on the road to Hana, the arboretum is a quiet, peaceful place to visit. It's true you... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

We stopped at the Garden of Eden based off a recommendation from my brother. We were not disappointed. After reading the "Not So Great" reviews on here, I can't see where any of them are justified. The grounds were very clean, offered amenities that were clean. Amazing views and walking paths. We spend about two hours there exploring and took... More

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Roselle, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Don't waste your time and money stopping here. The fee is $15 a person, way too much for the distant waterfall views you'll see stomping around the grounds. The forests and flowers here are nothing compared to the ones you can see just a little bit further off, or in some of the parks at the end of the Road... More

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alan81435, General Manager at Maui Garden Of Eden - Botanical Gardens & Arboretum, responded to this review

The Garden of Eden is comprised of 30 acres with 2.5 miles of well maintained walking paths that lead you to stunning and exclusive views of Pu'ohokamoa Falls and Valley, Keopuka Rock (made famous in the opening scenes of the movie Jarassic Park) as well as vast ocean views. Our waterfall viewing areas are easy to access for visitors of... More

Jersey City, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

There's a entry ticket of $15 per person. Though they have a wide variety of flora, they are not unique. You would have seen most across various places you might have visited in Maui itself.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Very disappointed. Overpriced attraction that felt more like a tourist trap. This stop will cost $15 a head and will not get you any closer to waterfalls or other hana attractions. Like other reviewers stated before me: you will pay in Eden to see what is free on the hana highway. I would not post this negative review if the... More

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alan81435, General Manager at Maui Garden Of Eden - Botanical Gardens & Arboretum, responded to this review

The entry fee into the Family owned and operated Garden of Eden is $15 over adult, 18 and under $5, and anyone traveling in a car seat is free. We receive no State, Federal or Private funds. Our entry fee reflects the cost to maintain a 30 acre Garden in the remote rain forest of East Maui. We have more... More

Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The greenery there is beautiful for nature lovers, all the waterfalls and the rainbows that come along with them...just wonderful. Hana road is a "mus see" if you visit Maui.

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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We pulled off the Road to Hana to see what the deal was with this garden and got stuck behind a few cars to get in. After we got to the gate we saw why there was a delay - everyone was given an extremely exaggerated description of what was inside, complete with a map that made the property look... More

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alan81435, General Manager at Maui Garden Of Eden - Botanical Gardens & Arboretum, responded to this review

The Garden of Eden is 30 acres with more than 2 miles of well maintained walking paths. Our entry gate personnel are trained and give a very accurate description of our Garden, as well as being able to offer advice and information to other stops along the Hana Highway. Our Signs, Garden Map, and Personnel all state that we have... More

Pickerington, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My family of three (56/55/20) stopped here the day after Isele passed over the island, but like most attractions that day, it was closed. We came back a couple of days later to see the things we missed. We were not dissapointed. Bear in mind that this is a botanical garden - not a thrill ride at an amusement park.... More

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

We were shown a misleading map with photos of many flowers that are alledgely on the property - we drove up what was basically a long driveway past some ducks, tacky statues and the same flowers you see on the road to Hana. The bathrooms were not even normal bathrooms, but Jiffy Johns (and not well tended to). The waterfall... More

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alan81435, General Manager at Maui Garden Of Eden - Botanical Gardens & Arboretum, responded to this review

The Garden of Eden is 30 acres with more than 2 miles of well maintained walking paths, exclusive views, and thousands of plant species. 100% of the photos displayed along our entry road and gate house have been taken in our Garden. The road though the Garden has many labeled flowering plants, fruit trees, and unique Palm trees you can... More

Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was a great stop along the road to Hana. It's a very large, beautifully maintained garden with walking trails and waterfalls. There are so many different species of plants, fruits, etc, and they have them all labelled and some have information written out about them. We found the walk around the garden very peaceful and serene, and got to... More

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