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“Beautiful but can be skipped”

Garden of Eden Arboretum & Botanical Garden
Ranked #4 of 32 things to do in Hana
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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
Reviewed August 7, 2013

My fiancé and I stopped at the Garden of Eden while we were on the road to Hana. There is a $15 per person fee, which is pretty expensive considering what you see. The garden is beautiful but we didn't think it was worth the entrance fee. We did get to see Keopuka Rock which was used in Jurassic Park and baby peacocks. Overall, it is beautiful but can be skipped.

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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Please be prepared to pay! The signs outside of the location do not mention that they want to charge you $15. per person in your vehicle to "drive through" and that is suppose to take 15-20 minutes, and a larger fee if you walk (that may be a tour, not sure). When you pull in, you sit in a line of cars to finally get up there and find out that it's a pretty hefty fee for just driving through. Most people turned around and left...including us! Disappointing that they post the fee out on the road, so that you didn't waste time sitting in line.

3  Thank monkeyjsrs
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alan81435, Manager at Garden of Eden Arboretum & Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2013

The $15.00 Entry Fee gives you access to the entire Garden. You can both drive and walk through the Garden. We have several areas you can stop and park, and short walks along our nearly 3 miles of well maintained walking paths lead you to 180 degree ocean views, waterfall and valley views. We have many sheltered picnic pavilions with both ocean and waterfall views. At our pond you can feed the Moscoy Ducks, Peacocks and Peahens. You can find all Maui Made gifts and art at the Fractal Art Gallery just inside the Garden entry. Our Garden Cafe is all made to order, using many Maui Fresh ingredients. You can find many photos of the Garden on our trip advisor page and FaceBook page,

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

My wife and I stopped here on our trip down the road to Hana. We thought it would be interesting to see some of Hawaii's native plants and flowers. Turns out for $15 each you get to see all of the same trees and flowers that you can see anywhere along side of the roads in Hawaii! It did not offer anything different than we had seen already. There's a waterfall, however it's not close, so you can only see it from a distance. There's also a 100 year old mango tree that has no mangos on it! It looked like a birch tree. This was a waste of money for us as we left very disappointed.

3  Thank Doughe23
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alan81435, Manager at Garden of Eden Arboretum & Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2013

The $15.00 per adult entry fee helps to maintain our 30 acre Garden. Along our nearly 3 miles of walking paths you will find plant species from across the Pacific Islands and the world. Many of our plants and trees are not only rare to find in Hawaii, but were planted and raised by seed. Our collect of Ti plants (one of the original "canoe plants," those carried by the first voyagers to Hawaii in their canoes) is one of the largest in all the Islands. We have hundreds of informative plant labels, so you learn are learning about what you have seen both along Maui's roadways and along the Garden paths. Our 100 year old Mango tree was not in fruit season while you were here, as the do not produce fruit year round. The tree is home to other plant species, including many native to Hawaii. Please take a moment to look at our photo of it on our trip advisor page. During August you will find in the Garden that Avocado, Guava, Strawberry Guava, Passion Fruit, Banana, Breadfruit and Jack Fruit Trees are all heavy in fruit. We are fortunate to have a variety of Trees and Flowers blooming year round. As residents of Hawaii we understand that it is an expensive place to vacation and we keep our entry fee as low as possible to allow for couples and families an enjoyable adventure along the Hana Highway.

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Reviewed July 25, 2013

I personally admire the person who built this garden that I bought his music CD and video CD.

The garden is a must stop on the road to Hana. It stands by the highway, overlooking magnificent view of the sea and mountains. Its location by itself is already beautiful and appealing.

The garden is very very big, and well maintained. All trees have a small description - I learnt so much. There are lots of flowers - I love them ! There are peacocks and birds - the place is lively!

The staffs are superly friendly. I actually got in for $10 instead of $15, telling her that I am an international student from Vietnam. At the gift shop, the lady spent time telling me a lot about the products, but no pushing me to buy anything. I later buy 2 CDs out of admiration for the builders and guilty feeling that she was be too nice and would be sad if I don't buy anything.

Funny, she told me about the relationship between the peacocks. It is as if they are her relatives.

Some people carved on the bamboo trees - horrible !

1  Thank Minh P
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is beautiful, but with so much other to see and experience on the island that is open to the public, I would skip it and get on down the road

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