65 Kalo Road
Located just one mile from Waianapanapa State Park and 3.5 miles before Hana Town, Hana Gardenland has been a popular visitor attraction for over 40 years because of the 5+ acres of botanical gardens with picturesque meandering pathways. The property boasts 20 varieties of edible fruits/nuts/vegetables, 80 species of palm trees plus a myriad of exotic orchids and vibrant tropical flowers. Over the years it has been a tourist information center with a cafe and gift shop. The current owner has had a very successful vacation rental for years (short term rental permit not transferable with sale). There is a permitted two-story dwelling with a total of 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms known as the "Garden house". The upstairs of the Garden house has 2 bedrooms with a bonus sleeping area on the enclosed sun porch, 1 bathroom, full kitchen, and spacious living room. The downstairs of the Garden House has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, wet-bar kitchen area and living room. In addition, there is a two-story ag building known as the "Palm house" which has a master suite with half-bath upstairs and a second bedroom downstairs with full bathroom, full kitchen, living room and large screened lanai. There is a 3000 sf building that was previously used as a cafe and retail center; it has a commercial kitchen and has a large covered outdoor seating area, storage room, tool shop, laundry, an outdoor shade nursery area and a roadside parking lot. This building has been closed to the public for many years. A new transparent roof was installed over the cafe seating area for occasional private and community events. With high visibility right on the main road into Hana, there is an opportunity to upgrade the facility to resume operation as a roadside cafe and gift shop.
Watch video tour of the garden
This property was established in the 1970s. The first owners planted palm tree seeds from around the world for their 'love garden'. There are 80 species of mature palms, one of the largest collections on Maui. Hana Gardenland became the first certified nursery on Maui. The next owners planted exotic flowering ornamentals and fruit trees, creating a tropical botanical estate. They expanded the nursery into a café and gift shop for locals and travelers, a popular destination for fresh food, art, music, entertainment and orchids. During First Lady Hillary Clinton’s visit to Hana, she enjoyed Gardenland Café almost everyday for lunch. The café closed at the end of the 90s. The current owners bought the property in 2001 and over the following years, restored the gardens by removing invasive species, reopened the meandering grassy pathways, and recovered another half acre from jungle for a new tropical fruit orchard.
- MLS Number: 381927
- Acres: 5.215