Guided Walks in W.S. Merwin’s garden
To protect this special place and preserve its intimacy, we open The Merwin Conservancy to guests only through our scheduled public programs.
Hike through one of the world’s most extensive palm collections. Located on Maui’s north shore in the ahupuaʻa of Peʻahi, W.S. Merwin’s palm garden inspired some of the most celebrated poetry of our time. The lush 18.8 acre palm garden features 3,000 individual palm trees of more than 400 taxonomic species and 125 unique genera, and nearly 900 different horticultural varieties.
How to sign up:
After reserving your spot(s) when the links below become active, you’ll receive an email confirmation. If the program you are requesting is full, you’ll be added to the waitlist. Closer to the date of your selected program, we’ll send you more information about your visit, including meeting place. Visits led by Merwin Conservancy staff are held on one Friday per month, and last about 2 1/2 hours. The experience includes a hike into the Peʻahi Stream valley, informal historical and botanical conversation, poetry readings, and quiet time.
Please note: this is more of a hike than a walk. Before booking, participants must assess their own physical ability to take this hike with us, and must commit to exercising caution by staying on the trails, using the provided walking sticks, wearing sturdy shoes, and bringing drinking water. All garden programs are dependent upon weather that is safe for hiking.
- July 28th, 2023 from 9:00am – 11:30am (Full – join waitlist here)
- July 28th, 2023 from 1:00pm – 3:30pm (Full – join waitlist here)
- August 25th, 2023 from 9:00am – 11:30am (Full – join waitlist here)
- August 25th, 2023 from 1:00pm – 3:30pm (Full – join waitlist here)
NOTE: Please donʻt be discouraged if you see a program is “FULL.” We quite often call people on our waitlist to join us!
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