Kula Botanical Garden
Kula Botanical Garden
4
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Top ways to experience Kula Botanical Garden and nearby attractions

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles466 reviews
Excellent
189
Very good
172
Average
69
Poor
12
Terrible
24

Caroline L
Los Angeles, CA2,322 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Absolutely worth the $10. We started our day here as our weather was mostly flash flood warnings for the day. Turns out to be a great botanical garden full of hundreds of varieties of plants. The parking was free and it was $10 a person to enter. They had umbrellas to use while you walk the grounds if needed. The small gift shop has some candy and light snacks for purchase. Walking the grounds was easy and very enjoyable as we had many photo opportunities. The koi pond was a highlight and every way you turned there was beauty.
Written January 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kenny Macdonald
Spokane Valley, WA627 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
Garden was devastated by a storm in December 2021. Was closed until just last week and now reopened but with limited access due to the storm damage. Struggling to open and allow visitors and not requiring an entrance fee but donations to help with the recovery are accepted. Despite the damage their are still since beautiful areas and lots of vegetation to see
Written January 20, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Erica G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
If you are reading this, do yourself a favor and visit the gardens!

We visited in mid February 2023 and it was delightful! The only area that was not open was the koi pond.

Upon arrival at the gift shop building a very nice young lady sold us tickets (bonus they have a military discount) and gave us a garden map. We were worried about the rain - but they had large umbrellas for us to borrow as well as bug spray.

We walked through and saw all the gorgeous flowers, plants and trees. I loved how most of them had signs indicating their names. Lots of benches and places to sit and enjoy nature. I especially loved the rainbow eucalyptus trees!

We took our time and spent about 2.5 hours at the garden. We saw a few chameleons and a couple of feral kitties that reportedly live there.

Maybe this is weird but I’m going to mention it, the gift shop had the cleanest bathroom we visited during our 2 weeks of sightseeing in Maui. Also the gift shop had a lot of cute one of kind things as well as snacks for purchase.
Written April 2, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Guest33
NYC119 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I wish I had read the Trip Advisor reviews of this "botanical garden" before making the long drive from Lahaina. I was expecting a real botanical garden, but this is a ramshackle collection of "specimens" that looked like they were strait from the shelves of Home Depot. The garden is poorly maintained, the pathways are badly cracked and uneven, making walking hazardous. The poor birds in the "bird sanctuary" should be released, they looked miserable and had no proper habitat to speak of. Most annoying was the woman at the entrance desk who would not let me finish a single sentence. She kept interrupting each question I tried to ask in the most condescending tone. This is certainly not a proper botanical garden, but rather a private family's rambling backyard with barely readable identification plaques on a few of the plants, the signage was a joke (see photo). The trouble was that the signage was so old it was unreadable. Save your $10 and skip this. It is not worth the time nor money.
Written January 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

USALouise
Illinois795 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I loved the variety of flowers at the Kula Botanical Garden and peacefully walking through the gardens. As other readers have stated, this is not a manicured and formal botanical garden but full of somewhat wild and interesting flora. After visiting here, we went to the Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm, which was more popular and overrun with tourists. I felt the lavender farm offered far less interesting plant specimens but featured their many lavender products for sale. At least the Kula Botanical Garden had a decent restroom and an easy drive to reach the entrance.
Written April 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Julie S
Edmonds, WA10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
As a gardener, I loved touring this family’s life’s work. I met the owner, who still works the garden at 90 years old, & had a delightful chat about the progression of the garden. It’s mammoth, & beautiful. You could stroll for hours appreciating the different garden rooms that have been created. It’s not perfect, like no garden is, but has diverse plants suited to their micro climate from all over the world. Lots of blooms to appreciate & consider that don’t grow in my Zone 6 northwest USA garden. The drive there is enjoyable, & $10 to help support this garden’s existence is a bargain. Make the trip!
Written April 9, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Chuck P
Indianapolis, IN8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Clearly a work of love for the community and the family that owns it. Great recovery after last years flood. If you love plants or just a beautiful walk through a garden this gem is well worth the very reasonable price. The views towards the west Maui mountains are also great
Written March 4, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

yapper20
San Francisco, CA112 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
We were pretty let down by this place and dont get the reviews. When I asked the women at the front how long it would take to go through, she said 45 mins to an hour if we explore all the parts. Well we explored every trail and we were done in about 20 mins. That’s with quite a few photo stops and reading lots of signs. I know it is only $10 entry fee, but I’d say it’s worth $3 at best, and that’s on top of the long drive to get there. Definitely don’t go out of your way, but it’s ok if you are killing some time before your Ocean Vodka tour.
Written March 4, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Portobello B
Seattle521 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We were coming back from our Haleakala visit and was in the Kula area. It was worth the visit and $10 fee.. Nice to see a variety of fauna and flora. The Koi pond was off the visit due to damage from a storm. The garden wasn’t in a manicure condition in some areas but still wonderful to see some unusual flowers. They had a small gift store that had some nice Hawaiian souvenirs. We were given a small complimentary poster after we bought a couple of things in the gift store which was a nice momento,
Written February 10, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

fsdukejr
Des Moines, WA2,341 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Good way to spend about 1.5 hours on the way up or down from Haleakala. We have been to lots of botanical gardens in Hawaii and the one we like best is near Hilo but his on is probably #2. It is privately run but has a wide variety of pants we had never seen before. Admission is $10 and that seems about right. Everything is very well marked and Identified. Lots of waking up and sown hill but the trails are gradual and I did not have much trouble, even with a chronic bad left ankle. It is not world class but it is very good for Hawaii. This was our second visit in the last 30 years.
Written April 8, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 457
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Kula Botanical Garden - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

Frequently Asked Questions about Kula Botanical Garden



All things to do in Kula
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars