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Maui’s Garden of Eden

The Road to Hana on Maui is an incredible drive along a meandering route on the rainforest dense, windward side of Maui. There is so much to see and do along the drive and one of the most popular stops is the Garden of Eden Arboretum.

The arboretum is the handiwork of Maui’s first certified arborist, Alan Bradbury. Back in the early 1990s he established this lush botanical garden, which is maintained in a natural, earth friendly manner, without any pesticides and rare use of herbicides.

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The gardens offer over 700 botanically labeled species of plants in a lush rainforest setting. There are beautiful look outs with vistas of waterfalls and verdant hills and ravines.

The entrance fee for the gardens is $15 for adults and $5 for children; there are discounts available for AAA members, students and military.

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It was raining during our entire visit to the Garden of Eden, which is not uncommon along the Road to Hana; rain comes and goes frequently along the windward side of the island. Despite the rain we toured the gardens and stopped to take pics along the way.

On huge perk was the super cool food truck located near the entrance to the garden.  We were able to grab some yummy fish tacos with mango and pineapple (delicious!) and fresh fruit smoothies 🙂

The Garden of Eden on Maui’s Road to Hana is a quaint stop along a lovely, adventurous road trip.  We were guests of the Garden of Eden and enjoyed our time there, though we will not likely return the next time we do the Road to Hana.  There are new places to see the next time around!

Have any of you explored Maui’s Road to Hana?  If so what were your favorite stops?

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22 Comments

  • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook October 2, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    What a great place. Everything looks so luscious and green.

  • Reply Ashley Cook October 2, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    We were literally there in Maui yesterday. We planned our trip to Maui so last minute that we actually booked our place to stay on the plane, right before we lost wifi. We didn’t end up doing it, but plan to when we come back! Lovely photos

  • Reply Tatiana Sieff October 2, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Oh.My.Gosh. What a beautiful place. Botanical gardens are my safe spaces. If only I were closer to Maui!

  • Reply Ching October 2, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    I love the name of your site. Precious Mommy is so cute 🙂 Believe it or not, a friend of mine mentioned this place to me before! But I never got to see photos so her description never quite captured the experience like you have. It looks so tranquil / serene. Perhaps one day, I will be able to see this firsthand!

  • Reply dawn October 2, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    what a perfect spot for a refreshing walk! it looks beautiful. officially adding this to my bucket list! 🙂

  • Reply Kisha October 2, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    What a beautiful place. I’ve really come to develop a love and appreciation of the simplicity of nature’s beauty. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Sapphire Kharyzma October 2, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    This looks so relaxing! I love the images. Maui is definitely on my bucket list

  • Reply carol October 2, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    I love luscious green destinations because it really brings you away from the city life. Thanks for sharing your photos, too!

  • Reply Nawal October 3, 2017 at 1:36 am

    You know wjatsw annoying about me, the firsr thought that came to me was there’s probably a lot of bugs in there. Like who does that. I’m sorry but great post. I loved it

  • Reply Jody October 3, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Oh my the pictures are beautiful! Sounds like a place I would love to go just to take pics

  • Reply Bernetta October 3, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    This place looks magical! I would love to tour this place with my husband.

  • Reply Carissa October 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    This place looks amazing, like something you will see in a story book or magazine!

  • Reply Keisha October 3, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Whoa this place looks so heavenly! The pictures are amazing! I’m imagining how fresh the air must be I can imagine it smells wonderful. I really need to visit Maui. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Julie Syl October 4, 2017 at 1:57 am

    It looks like a great place to visit. I really love seeing beautiful garden like this. Would love to visit this place some day.

  • Reply Kita October 4, 2017 at 7:58 am

    I can not wait for the day I visit Hawaii. I love a beautiful garden so this is a must see once I finally get to Maui.

  • Reply RaNesha October 4, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Looks like paradise to me Maui is on my list of places to visit for my honeymoon. Wow the garden is beyond amazing!

  • Reply Kiwi October 4, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Wow Hawaii has their own garden of Eden? That is amazing and it looks serene thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Stella - The Smoothie Vegetarians October 4, 2017 at 11:33 am

    I love gardens! This looks very peaceful! I am adding this to my list of places I would like to visit.

  • Reply lexieanimetravel October 4, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Wow what a lovely place, I always love to visit botanical gardens and parks, I guess I have to book to Maui to see this incredible views

  • Reply Stacie October 5, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Wow, what a beautiful place to get away from it all. I’ve never been to Maui but this makes it tempting!

  • Reply Ola October 5, 2017 at 11:30 am

    I’ve taken the road to Hana tour. As your photos clearly show this is a MUST do tour when visiting Maui.

  • Reply Margarette Puno October 10, 2017 at 9:29 am

    What a wonderful place to go. Everything seems so fantastic. I love flowers.

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