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“Disappointing”

Enchanting Floral Gardens
Ranked #14 of 33 things to do in Kula
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Enjoy a wild and magical 8 acre enchanted garden teeming with over 2000 plant species of tropical and semi-tropical plants, some of which are endemic to the Hawaiian Islands, as well as many others from around the world. Nestled on the slopes of Haleakala at 2500 ft. lies one of Maui's greatest horticultural treasures. The Enchanted Floral Garden beckons photographers and nature lovers alike. Discover Maui's best kept secret garden. Fairies, gnomes, trolls, Hawaiian menehune, and the like have taken up residence in our garden. Evidence has been spotted by several folks who have recently visited. Magic awaits those are looking! Stop in the Kula Fields Farmshop & Cafe and enjoy unique gifts, fresh produce, ice cream, coffee, soups, salads, sandwiches, and pastries.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Baby buggy parking, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Makawao, Hawaii
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

They said the gardens had been completely redone, but it appeared the redo was the reception area, which was quite nice. The gardens themselves were overgrown and full of mosquitoes. They did give us mosquito spray to keep with us, which was entirely necessary, but there wasn't much left in the bottle and we used it up quickly. There were lots of interesting plants and flowers, but many of the signs were in disrepair, so we did not always know what we were looking at.

Visited April 2014
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English first
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Truly enchanting! So peaceful!”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Just visited this morning! A feast to the eye! So much color ! Truly enjoyed the walk, took so many pictures! There are so many different plant species! If you enjoy flowers, photography and gardening you will really enjoy this garden!!

Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Atllasoftheworld123
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San Jose, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“If you love gardens, you have to see Enchanting Floral Gardens!!!”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

When we pulled into the driveway today (the free map handed out at the airport shows the garden on the wrong side of highway 37), the colorful plants flanking the walkway to the entrance already conveyed that Enchanting Floral Gardens is no average botanical garden.

Brought into existence by two owners of Japanese descent it now offers a large variety of fruit and nut trees - from a Macadamia to Hawaiian oranges, Lychee, Lilikoi and many more - as well as most colorful flowers and bushes. As it is right around the corner from Kula Botanical Garden, anyone interested in plants should try to see both of them. They are quite different, and very much complementary, not in competition.

What left a lasting impression at Enchanting Floral Gardens was its caretaker - his knowledge, willingness to spend time with visitors and explain not just the plants but how the property came to be what it is. The green tea he made for us was wonderful, and so were the fruits from the garden that he shared.

Enchanting Floral Gardens is one of the very few places I would visit again every time that I return to Maui - it is that unique.

Visited November 2013
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Monument, Colorado
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Peaceful garden”
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Very creative ideas to display plants. Enjoy local plants and flours. Peaceful place to sit and relax. Gift shop is a little high priced.

Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Carol B B
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Potomac, Md. USA
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“A beautiful garden in the making”
Reviewed 21 August 2013

The gardens are being worked on but have great potential. There are some beautiful sections but other sections need more work.
Bathroom facilities are good and the cafe serves good food and smoothies. Breakfast and lunch available, reasonably priced.

Visited August 2013
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