Opened in 1972, the Nani Mau Gardens lives up to its name even after so many decades. Translating into “forever beautiful” in Hawaiian, Nani Mau is 20 acres of beautifully landscaped tropical Eden. There are over 2000 varieties of exotic plants, with almost 225 types of flowering plants. The garden is also said to have the largest collections in the world of Paphiopedilum, Phalaenopsis, Epiphytes, Oncidium, and Cattleya orchids. The different highlights of this garden are an anthurium grove, Japanese-style bell tower, botanical museum, butterfly house, European garden, fruit orchard, ginger garden, hibiscus garden, Japanese gardens, orchid display, palms and coconut trees, and water garden. This place is a perfect place to spend some quiet and peaceful time amidst nature.
Entrance Ticket Details For Nani Mau
- Given price is for a single adult.
- Child (4-10 Years): 5 USD
- Senior Citizen: 5 USD
- For more ticket prices, kindly refer to the official website.
How to Reach Nani Mau
- Rent a car.
- Hire a taxi.
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30.77% of people who visit Hilo include Nani Mau in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
79.17% of people start their Nani Mau visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Nani Mau
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Nani Mau
Nani Mau Reviews & Ratings
Very nice venue, staff worked very hard and were anxious to please. Food was surprisingly very good, all our guests were very happy. Our event had to be moved upstairs due to possibility of bad weather. Upstairs room was clean but the AC didn't work very well so it was quite hot. Kudos to Gabe and Pamela!
Very nice spot for special events..but not extra large ones. Food was very delicious just as I expected, being familiar with the chef in charge. Attended the 46th firefighters recruiting class graduating on June 8, 2019.
Surprisingly expensive for the low quality on taking care of the garden. We were expecting variety of flowers, colors and most importantly clean park, sides, grass... The place has big potential but In our opinion as it is for today, the park is not ready to be open for visitors: Sidewalks and park overall are not clean; not worth it the entrance until will not be fixed.
I didnt go here I dont know why google is spamming me to rate it but it looks good so 5 stars
I haven't had the chance to visit the garden yet, but I will review my experience booking an event at Nani Mau Gardens. I recently called Nani Mau to have a baby shower at their upstairs dining room that allowed for max 60 people. It was perfect for our event and to make it even better, the space is air conditioned. There are stairs and also an elevator. The room itself is pretty spacious with white linen square tables and comfortable chairs. They are so accommodating to what you envision your space to look like. They also have a larger dining room that fits 200 or more ppl and an outdoor lanai for those who want the outdoor experience. The head waiter, Pam and her coworkers, cooks and sales manager, Mark, were all amazing from start to finish. Mark made it easy by doing transactions over the phone, email or whatever is easiest. He was quick to send over menus to choose from and always called or emailed to confirm. On the day of our event, someone forgot their extension cord for a chocolate fountain and they loaned us one to use. We also had to temper the chocolate for the fountain and they quickly helped us out. They didnt even blink an eye and just did it right away with a smile. Now on to the buffet food that we picked. We picked the "Plumeria" menu. Oh my goodness! So delicious and affordable. Adults are $22.99 pp and children from 4-11 are $14.99 pp. For lunch. It came with 3 main dishes (Salt Carved pork, grilled fish in capers and butter, teriyaki chicken) and the most amazing garlic mashed potatoes. They mixed it with purple sweet potatoes..heavenly! Sides of greens and pasta salad and drinks included iced tea, water and pineapple juice. They have much more menu choices to pick from. If you ever need a place for your event, hit them up! Also a plus..ample parking spaces. This place is a gem for events.