In Kahanu Garden, it feels like you’ve gone back in time. Early Polynesian travelers first settled on agricultural land such as Hana, where abundant rainfall and fertile soil are reliable.
In Kahanu Garden, you can learn about the cultural relationship between plants and people transported by ancient sailing canoes around the Pacific Ocean. In the various ethnobotanical collections of the Kahanu Garden, there is the world’s largest collection of breadfruit varieties, which is the source of the genetic characteristics of this important South Pacific food crop.
The focus is on protecting tropical plants and sharing knowledge. This non-profit organization is dedicated to protecting endangered plants from extinction and restoring their habitats.
When you stay in Kahanu, you can choose to take a guided tour with a local guide, or you can choose to drive the place yourself. You can see Kahanu plants up close and visit the thatched cottages. The guide will explain in detail the area and the plants, the various uses of the ancients and the current uses.
Kahanu is also the oldest and largest ancient temple in Hawaii and the National Historic Landmark Piirani Halle Heiau.
Calendar of events: https://ntbg.org/gardens/kahanu/#myevents2