Immersive experiences in W.S. Merwin’s garden
Please Note: To protect the ecological integrity and preserve the intimacy of this special place, we only open the Merwin property to guests when hosting scheduled public programs.
Hike through one of the world’s most extensive palm collections. Located on Maui’s north shore in the Peʻahi Stream valley, W.S. Merwin’s palm garden inspired some of the most celebrated poetry of our time. The lush 18.8 acre palm garden features 2,740 individual palm trees of more than 400 taxonomic species and 125 unique genera, and nearly 900 different horticultural varieties. The palms have been taxonomically identified, botanically tagged and recorded in a database that can be accessed and searched online.
We have resumed Open Garden Days for all.
After a year of limiting access to the garden, we are delighted to welcome both residents and visitors to enjoy Open Garden Days. After reserving your spot(s), 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 experiences includes a hike into the Peʻahi Stream valley, informal historical and botanical conversation, poetry readings, and quiet time.
Open Garden Days safety protocol:
The Merwin Conservancy adheres to current public health mandates and follows recommendations from the CDC, our Mayor, and Governor. Group size for each program is limited to 8 people, plus one staff member.
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 Open Garden Days programs for Summer/Fall 2021 are now full. You may sign up for the waitlist on your preferred dates, as reservations may cancel as program dates get closer.
- Friday, September 17th, 9:00AM – 11:30AM – CANCELLED
- Friday, September 17th, 1:00PM – 3:30PM – CANCELLED
- Friday, October 29th, 9:00AM – 11:30AM – PROGRAM FULL [Waitlist]
- Friday, October 29th, 1:00PM – 3:30PM – PROGRAM FULL [Waitlist]
- Friday, November 19th, 9:00AM – 11:30AM – PROGRAM FULL [Waitlist]
- Friday, November 19th, 1:00PM – 3:30PM – PROGRAM FULL [Waitlist]
- Friday, December 17th, 9:00AM – 11:30AM – PROGRAM FULL [Waitlist}
- Friday, December 17th, 1:00PM – 3:30PM – PROGRAM FULL [Waitlist]
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