Get ready for the 18th Annual Maui Garden Expo honoring Hawai’i’s Extraordinary native trees.
One thousand Hawaiian trees will be given away, and every person may take a free tree, regardless of age! The University of Hawai’i Cooperative Extension’s Maui Master Gardeners and experts from the Maui Association of Landscape professionals will help you find a tree or shrub that grows well in your residential area and meets your specific needs.
Family-friendly hands-on cultural activities will allow participants to try their hand at making traditional Hawaiian products from the leaves, bark, and fruit of native trees. Come learn how these trees were used to make tools, toys, household items and more in old Hawai‘i.
Enjoy keiki activities, hear from guest speakers!!!
Conservation, cultural, and other community organizations will be celebrating Arbor Day at the Gardens, sharing information about their projects and how the public can take action regarding important environmental issues in Hawai‘i.
Every year, native plant enthusiasts, line up early to get their choice of the native trees and shrubs offered for free at the Maui Arbor Day Expo and 1000 tree Giveaway. In 2019 the line was awesome, stretching down Kanaloa Ave. to the YMCA!
After Maui Mayor Victorino officially opened the event by reading the Maui County proclamation honoring Maui Nui Botanical Gardens he personally greeted the “Early Birds” that had been patiently waiting in line to get first choice of the 1,000 plants to be given away!