Exotic plants – Image courtesy of Hawaii Tourism Authority
Introducing Kula Botanical Gardens
Take a self-guided stroll through more than 2000 species of tropical and semi-tropical plants, including unique displays of bromeliads, proteas and orchids in this two hectare garden located on the slopes of Haleakala volcano, just south of Haleakala Crater Road.
Wander along the paved pathway past a flowing stream that feeds into a koi pond, look out for native trees including koa and kukui (the state tree, a symbol of enlightenment) and watch nene geese and ducks that roam freely throughout the three-hectare grounds.
Location: 638 Kekaulike Hwy., Kula
Hours: Daily 9am-4pm (until 6pm July and August)