Thursday, July 4, 2013

Garden of Eden - Maui Botanical Garden

The second botanical garden I visited when I was in Maui was called the Garden of Eden.  It is found along the famous road to Hana.  There are beautiful views of the coast and lots of great trails to hike.  The road to Hana is very interesting.  It is only 50 some miles long, but will take about 3 hours to get to the end (and then you turn around and come back unless you have a 4x4).  In those 50 miles there are over 600 curves, and there are also numerous one lane bridges.  Just before the town of Hana there is the Wai'anapanapa State Park, with it's gorgeous black sand beaches created from lava.

View of the coast from the Garden of Eden.

Fan Palm

Shell Ginger

Another view from of the coast

View of one of the many waterfalls along the Hana Highway

100 year old mango tree

Rainbow Eucalyptus

Torch Ginger

Black sand beach

Wai'anapanapa State Park

Wai'anapanapa State Park

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