Garden of Eden Arboretum & Botanical Garden

Garden of Eden Arboretum & Botanical Garden

Garden of Eden Arboretum & Botanical Garden
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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
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hichelle
Boston, MA179 contributions
Feb 2023
We drove by last year & didn't stop but thought we’d try on our road-trip back through this year. It was overcast that day & not too hot, by the time we stopped in early afternoon. Despite all the recent torrential rains & flooding Maui had, there was some muddy areas and 1 of the paths was closed.

Otherwise, everywhere was walkable and pretty to see the different flowers, plants and trees. We saw the ducks and the peacocks, didn’t feed either ones. It was a nice walk on a pleasant day with my husband.

We were there just under 2 hours & scenery such as ocean & waterfalls below was pretty. We didn’t purchase any gifts/food. The bathrooms were basic and there were a couple areas with picnic tables.
Written February 19, 2023
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Wikumj
Bromley, UK247 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
A really beautiful garden full of exotic plants and fruits, neatly labelled. This was one of the highlights of our Road to Hana day trip. As well as the plants there are some fantastic views of the coast and some waterfalls. We thought it was worth the price of admission as we spent nearly an hour there (could do it in 30 mins if short on time) but it is unfortunately overpriced as it is a bit of a tourist trap. Go early in the day to avoid getting stuck in traffic.
Written August 8, 2022
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Stan D
Paris, Tennessee, United States106 contributions
Jul 2022
The Good:
(1) There are lots of tropical plants along winding gravel trails and the plants are labelled so you know what you are looking at.
(2) There are pretty and very ugly peacocks.
(3) Basic restroom and picnic facilities.y

The Bad:
(1) The admission fee is an ungodly $20 per person, which is totally not worth. $10 per person? OK, but $20 is excessive.
(2) Parking is limited to 3 small lots.
(3) Most of the plants you'll see in people's yards, along the Road to Hana, and elsewhere in Maui.
(4) Annoying birds wanting a handout if you picnic.

Summary:
If you have plenty of money and want to kill 1-2 hours, stop by. Otherwise, stop in Paia, Hana, or some of the small villages and buy coffee or snacks from them as opposed to this tourist trap. This is not a "must do" on the R2H.
Written July 18, 2022
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Ann M
Seattle, WA86 contributions
Mar 2023
We had high hopes for this experience; sadly, we were let down. Entrance is $20 a person, and for thay ou get to see the same flora and views you could see from the road to Hana for free.

There were a few lovely lookout points, but alas, you can see that type of view from the road...

I was surprised by the lack of blooming flowers; this could be because we went in March. Go if you like small woody hikes and views.
Written March 27, 2023
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Nicole W
1 contribution
Aug 2022
I wish I could give this place a zero review. Yesterday we stopped by there on the way to Pipiwa Trail. In these hard economic times they charged 20 dollars per person for absolutely zero , zilch . The map they gave us was no help at all. Visitors beware, save your money and do not waste your time at this place. There are so many more worthwhile places to visit that are much better than this so called Garden of Eden.
Written August 31, 2022
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Devon
Texas2 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Entrance fee is $20 per person. Yes, you read that correctly. $20 for each person. Sure, it’s a maintained trail and is nice they have signs that tell you the name of the plants but that’s a steep price to pay to walk on a gravel path and see what you could find on any of other trails along the road to Hana. Would consider for a family with young children but anything else, save your money and explore the other trails in the area.
Written May 15, 2023
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Kelsey D
Kansas City, MO96 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Skip this if you want to save time for other road to Hana stops. The grounds are pretty and well kept and pretty but the entrance fee is $20 per person and for the time it takes you lose out on other better free options on the road to Hana. We waited forever to get into the parking and didn’t find out that it was $20 until a lot later. They should advertise the pricing before you wait in line. If you want to get a picture of the the Jurassic park opening scene then it is a cool place otherwise spend your time and money on other stops!
Written July 17, 2022
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Konstantin M
New York26 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Definitely a waste of time on our trip of Road to Hana. $20 per PERSON entry is too much in our opinion for what there was there. The maps and signage that’s around the garden is not necessarily correct and forces you to waste a lot of time walking around. We saw other people confused as well. Skip the trip and long wait to get in. Also under no circumstance buy food from their food shack before you leave. We ordered a smoothie and saw them put frozen fruit in our drink. The fruit looked like it had similar packaging from Costco. We’re in Hawaii and can’t even get fresh fruit? Food and drinks were expensive for what they were. Tourist trap and ripoff. Only gave 2 stars because the views were amazing, however still not worth the price.
Written October 3, 2021
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Dan509
Yardville, New Jersey, United States41 contributions
Jul 2022
After waiting in line for about 20 minutes, we decided to bail, except they have blocked off the U-turn escape so you're forced to wait in the single file line in your car. We got to the booth and found out then and ONLY THEN that it was 40.00 per car. We could not find prices online. We take full responsibility for accepting and proceeding. When we left we did see back to back cars reach the booth and then U-turn out declining to pay- Smart move. It's a beautiful property, well maintained, but it wasn't for us. The people we ran into and met along the way agreed. Banana trees, cool. Overlook, cool. The waterfall far away, meh. The mango tree, meh. We were in and out in 30 minutes. Skip and continue on the road to Hana. Part of the reason we stopped was to use the bathroom and for a car break to give our stomachs a rest. 40.00 to enter was such a Mike Tyson punch in the face after sitting in line all that time.
Written August 4, 2022
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andeenguyen
6 contributions
Apr 2022
Warning!!! This is a complete ripoff @ $20 per person with nothing special to see and do. There are much better locations with better scenery down the road to Hana including free admission arboretum. Don’t waste your precious time and money. Absolutely a must skip on your road to Hana!!!!
Written April 27, 2022
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