2022 Maui Arbor Day Garden Expo & Tree Giveaway
Saturday, November 5th 
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, 150 Kanaloa Ave., Kahului
(across from War Memorial Stadium)

Check here in October 2022 for this year’s list of available plants!

Arbor Day Plant Sale

The Arbor Day Garden Expo & Tree Giveaway
is a one day event for 2022!

In partnership with Hawaiian Electric Company, Bank of Hawaii Foundation, and Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program of the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens and the Maui Association of Landscape Professionals will host tree and plant care lectures and webinars, and a giveaway of more than 1,000 Hawaiian trees.

 Saturday, November 5th

Learn about residential tree care and speak with the experts about everything trees and plants. 

 Mālama i ka Aina Award

The Mālama i ka Aina Award has been presented annually since 2003 to a landscaper, plant provider (retail and/or wholesale nurseries and garden shops), or commercial/agricultural property in recognition of their efforts to keep invasive species out of Maui County. The County of Maui, the Maui Association of Landscape Professionals, and the Maui Invasive Species Committee sponsor and present the award.

The winner will be announced at the Arbor Day Garden Expo and Hawaiian Tree Giveaway on November 5, 2022 at the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens. The event includes tree and plant care lectures, educational booths, and a giveaway of more than 1,000 Hawaiian trees. The Mālama i ka Aina awardee will receive a koa plaque, a glass sculpture of a native species by artist Jupiter Nielsen, a one-year free membership with the Maui Association of Landscape Professionals, and local media recognition.

Nominators are requested to explain how the nominee’s activities or decisions have addressed the threat of pests on Maui through their industry. Past Mālama i ka Aina Award recipients were recognized for meaningful efforts to prevent the spread of invasive species, including incorporating codes of conduct in business practices, educating the public and clients about invasive species, and encouraging the use of native species in landscape design.

The nomination form can be found at www.mauiinvasive.org/MIKA and is due by Monday, August 15, 2022. Self-nominations are welcome.

Arbor Day Garden Expo 2022 Presentation Schedule 

Check back soon for our schedule of speakers for 2022!


Educational Videos

Watch these videos anytime for great information for your garden.

Proper Planting & Mulching Techniques with Hannah Lutgen

Basic Irrigation Repairs

Benefits of Composting


Bring your new plant knowledge and  native Hawaiian tree giveaway at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens sponsored by Hawaiian Electric Company.

Plant Sale

Saturday, November 5       9 AM to 3 PM 

Discover your neighborhood plant nurseries at MNBG! Fill your garden with fun plants, from waterlilies to fruit trees, desert rose & more, when you visit MNBG on Saturday, November 5 for special deals! Join us for this great plant sale!  9 AM to 3 PM.

2022 List of Participating Nurseries to come soon!

November 5, 9 am to 3 pm

The annual 1,000 Hawaiian Tree Giveaway will be an in person event. The tree list can be found HERE in October 2022. Trees are limited to one per person, any age.  Residents are asked to park in War Memorial Stadium Parking Lot and walk across to Maui Nui Botanical Gardens at the crosswalk, or park in on street parking along Kanaloa Ave.  Directions to Maui Nui Botanical Gardens.

Bring a Maui Food Bank donation for drop off when you pick up your tree (if you are able)!

Top 7 needed items:   Financial Contributions at mauifoodbank.org/event/arbor-day/, canned meat & tuna, canned fruits & vegetables, canned meals & soups, cereal, rice, and pasta.


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights
regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions
participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,
color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation,
disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance
program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or
activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint
filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

In 2019 we had a HUGE line waiting for the gates to open for our 1000 tree giveaway!!!

…and Maui County Mayor Victorino was there to shake everyone’s hand as they entered.  

We’re back in person in 2022!