Ever visit a place and immediately ask yourself, “Why haven’t I been here before?!” That was my exact reaction upon arriving at Kula Botanical Garden. Established in 1968 by Warren and Helen McCord, the “garden” (more like a arboretum/flower museum) includes eight acres of plants, flowers, ponds, waterfalls, and more.
The garden was originally designed as an extension of Warren’s landscape architecture business, but has since become a destination in itself. It also includes a cozy gift shop, which also sells snacks. Here’s a hint: make sure you visit on a full stomach. I could’ve stayed there for another hour or so, if I wasn’t forced out by my appetite.
So don’t make the same mistake I did by overlooking this little Upcountry gem. Enough talk. Let’s check out some pictures!
If you go…
ADDRESS: 638 Kekaulike Ave., Kula
HOURS: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
ADMISSION: $10 adults; $3 ages 6-12; free for ages 6 and younger