In an effort to create a new stream of revenue and help financially support Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, visitors will be asked to pay an admission fee beginning Wednesday, Jan. 15.
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is a six-acre garden centrally located in Kahului across from the War Memorial Stadium. Unlike any other botanical garden in the state, it is the only botanical garden that focuses on Hawaiian coastal plants from the islands of Maui Nui (Maui, Molokai, Lana'i, Kaho'olawe, and Molokini), many of which are endemic and endangered.
The gardens is operated and managed by Maui Nui Botanical Gardens Inc. and financially supported by annual memberships, private donors, government grants, private grants and fundraisers held throughout the year. Nui Botanical Gardens Inc. has a goal to be less reliant on government and private grants and increase its ability to financially sustain itself.
One-day entry is $5 for general admission, $3 for kama‘āina. Children ages 12 and under and seniors ages 65 and older are admitted at no charge.
One-day entry is $5 for general admission, $3 for kama'aina (with valid Hawai'i ID), and children (ages 12 and under) and seniors (ages 65 and older) are admitted at no charge. The garden remains free to the public on Saturdays.
Members receive an annual admission pass and can enjoy the garden year round. Maui Nui Botanical Gardens offers different tiers of memberships with accompanying benefits.
For more information on Maui Nui Botanical Gardens and to become a member, visit www.mnbg.org or call (808) 249-2798.