A nursery, a peace sanctuary, a retreat center, a botanical garden, a school, a creativity center, and a temple!
Inspiration, creativity, beauty and peace are the undeniable themes of the garden.
FREE and open 7-days a week for the public to enjoy! (Donations are gratefully accepted!)
The Sacred Garden is the happy home of:
• A variety of plants, Living Shrines, Fairy Gardens and great ideas
• Two walking labyrinths,
• Meditation gardens,
• Picnic or sitting areas.
The Sacred Garden is run by the Divine Nature Alliance, a 501(c)3, public charity which generously sponsors the he entrance fee so the garden remains FREE to the public. We are spiritual, but non-denominational such that people from all cultures, religions and walks of life will feel welcome by our lovely staff and in our sacred space.
Complimentary tea, hot chocolate and water are always available during your visit.
Nursery: The Sacred Garden is partially housed inside a 10,000 sq. ft. greenhouse. Since plants are always coming and going it is difficult to tell you exactly what we carry. However, we typically have an assortment of orchids, tropicals, succulents, water plants, palms and anthuriums, to name a few. The plants are both for sale and on display.
WE SPECIALIZE in GIFT PLANTS immediately ready to take to a birthday party, offer as a thank you, a get well wish for a sick friend, or a fun focal point in your own home!
The Sacred Garden is home to the world’s most Beautiful Buddha. No matter what your religious beliefs or background, you will recognize the beauty and serenity of The Sacred Garden
Buddha. Come, sit, breathe….
Labyrinths: The Sacred Garden has two labyrinths—one Chartres Cathedral style and one Universal Labyrinth. The labyrinths are offered as contemplative paths for respite, stress reduction, self-discovery and spiritual awakening. Guidelines for walking the labyrinth are simple…walk with an open heart and an open mind. Everything you experience on the labyrinth is symbolic or metaphoric of what you need to see in yourself. We offer a Full Moon Labyrinth Walk monthly. Join us!
The “Mother Shrine” is a small shrine room open to the public for a more private meditation setting and for coaching/guidance sessions. The shrine honors the female embodiments of God—Tara, Quan Yin, Mary, Durga, Kali, Laksmi, Radhika, …to name a few.
The upper level of the garden is known as our “Gratitude Garden” where we have provided sitting areas, picnic tables, and Gratitude and Blessing stones commemorating our Donors and Supporters.
All of the proceeds from your purchases as well as your donations are used to support The Sacred Garden and other DNA community projects. The donations are also used for continuous improvements for your enjoyment, the ability to provide the space to the public and social service groups at no or little cost, and a variety of other social service projects. THANK YOU!
PEACE: The first thing you will notice when you come to the garden is the tangible feeling of peace. Then, the overwhelming beauty will strike you. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself wanting to cry, or stay for a while…or return often. The garden is nestled in the bottom of Maliko Gulch, one of the most unique geologic features on the island—a deep gulch that extends all the way from the upper slopes of Haleakala to the ocean. There is a seasonal stream on the property that ranges throughout the year from a dry stream bed, to a raging river. It is amazing to see the constantly changing landscape that moving water creates!
Parking: There is both off road parking and on road parking at the garden, but space is limited so please be mindful of others when you park to allow for the maximum number of cars in the lot. PLEASE DO NOT BACK OUT OF THE PARKING LOT as we are located on a hairpin turn with limited visibility.
Picnics: We have sitting areas and you are welcome to bring a picnic to the garden. Please plan to clean up after yourselves and be forewarned that there is a 180-pound dog—Bodhi— who would LOVE to have you share! Watch your food carefully!
Visiting Groups, Maui Retreats, School Field Trips, Spousal Programs, Convention Groups and Organizations are all welcome at the garden without prior arrangement. However, if you would like a presentation, workshop or facilitated Labyrinth Walk by Founder and Executive Director Eve Hogan, please contact us ahead of time for reservations.
If nothing else you will leave the garden relaxed and inspired to create your own Sacred Garden at home—mini or life-sized! We specialize in Living Shrines, Fairy Gardens and gift plants.
The Sacred Garden property has a fascinating history including stories that Jimi Hendrix and Janice Joplin stayed here in the 70’s when Jimi filmed Rainbow Bridge. Maliko Gulch is a powerful place and has a history of its own, as well, as it posed a daunting feature through which the early settlers had to overcome when transporting water from the east side of the island to the drier sides.
Eve Eschner Hogan is the Executive Director of the Divine Nature Alliance and founder of The Sacred Garden and is an inspirational speaker, labyrinth facilitator and author of several books that can be found in The Sacred Garden store. Eve is available to present to your groups, facilitate labyrinth walks or provide full retreats for your organization. Feel free to contact us with your needs so that we can assist you.
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