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“It was just ok” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Garden of Eden Arboretum & Botanical Garden

Garden of Eden Arboretum & Botanical Garden
Ranked #4 of 32 things to do in Hana
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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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“It was just ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

If you like plants and flowers this is the place to go however as a previous reviewer said, many of these plants can be seen in their natural state around the island. There are tropical birds and nice views of the ocean and a waterfall but nothing that says wow.

My folks enjoyed the walk and the various plants but I was just mildly amused of the center.

Tip; do not go to the "coconut stand" just prior to the entrance of the park around mm 11. They're a ripoff at charging 10 dollars for a coconut and 20 dollars for a pork plate. Wait until mm 21 where there's another more delicious place that has ice cream and cococnut for 5 bucks each and much less flies and insects.

Visited September 2013
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“Maui Gareden of Eden”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

A breathtaking place to take lots of awesome photos. Easy to walk around with lots of variety in plants and trees. Especially enjoyed all the different varieties of bamboo.

Visited January 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

This was our second visit to Maui, and our second time spending an afternoon off the Hana Highway at Garden of Eden. We have visited wonderful gardens all over the world, including on 3 Hawaiian islands, and this one of the best. It's easy to navigate, with an amazing variety of well-labeled flowers and plants and trees, laid out in a variety of settings that range from wild-feeling to manicured. Also great views of waterfalls, as well as lots of well-cared for peacocks and ducks and other birds.

Visited August 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Don't miss it!!!!!!!! So beautiful.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013 via mobile

My 4 year old daughter and I needed a butt break so we stopped on a whim. So beautiful it will take your breath away. Its not far off the road to Hana and the plants were gorgeous and views were breath taking. $15 per person but well worth it.

Visited August 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Beautiful but can be skipped”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 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.

Visited July 2013
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