In the south end of Wailea, at Wailea Point, sits a gem of a garden filled with a tapestry of native plants. This is the native plant seawalk at Wailea Point, the Bud Wagner Memorial Garden.
When construction of Wailea Point began in the late 80’s, the decision was made to have the area along the coast of the property to be planted in native Hawaiian plants. At the time of planting, this garden had up to 70 species of native plants along the half-mile walkway, some of which were used for the first time here in a commercial setting. Over time, the range of plants has dropped and Wailea Point has been working to re-establish the diversity of the garden.
Anna Palomino, the owner of Ho’olawa Farms, was contracted by Wailea Point to oversee the renovations of the garden. Ho’olawa Farms was one of the first native plant nurseries developed in Hawaii. She has supplied plants for many restorations including the Dept. of Transportation, Hookipa, and Kahoolawe and Haleakala National Park. Anna can give us insights on growing and establishing common and unusual plants in these sometimes difficult conditions. This includes working around the established colony of ‘ua’u kani, the wedge-tailed shearwater, who happily reside in the garden from April to October.
What to bring: Camera, Hat, Water
Come for a tour of this amazing collection!
This tour is limited to 15 attendees as it is a very tight area.
Please RSVP. Once you have sent an RSVP, directions will be sent to you.
To sign up, contact Allison Wright at 808-268-6927 or Email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you there!