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Ali’i Kula Lavender

Last updated 07. Jun, 2010 by .

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Lavender colored umbrellas are provided for shade or sprinkles.

Lavender colored umbrellas are provided for shade or sprinkles.

Rating: ★★★★★

Rated #1 Gardens Upcountry

In a nutshell: A relaxing escape from the heat, where you can sip lavender teas alongside fairytale gardens.
Minuses: Testosterone kryptonite.
Sound-bite: “A wedding up here would be so enchanting!”

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Summary
Lavender garden tour & shop.
  Location
1100 Waipoli Road, Kula
  Phone
808-878-3004
  Web
http://www.aliikulalavender.com
  Price
Admission: Free; Guided Walking Tours: $10-$12

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Kula Botanical Garden

Last updated 30. Nov, 2009 by .

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Rating: ★★★★☆

Summary
Self-guided botanical garden tour.
  Location
638 Kekaulike Ave. (Hwy 377), Kula
  Phone
808-878-1715
  Web
http://kulabotanicalgarden.com/
  Price
$3-10

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Tedeschi Winery

Last updated 09. Jun, 2010 by .

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Tedeschi Winery tasting room

Tedeschi Winery tasting room

Rating: ★★★½☆

Pleasant Diversion: Upcountry

In a nutshell: Maui’s only winery; a pleasant Upcountry diversion.
Minuses: Wine snobs may not love the offerings.
Sound-bite: “Pineapple wine?”

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For most, the Tedeschi Winery probably isn’t a destination in itself, but if you’re driving the Back Side of Haleakala or are looking for a diversion after the Haleakala Crater, Ali’i Kula Lavender or the Surfing Goat Dairy, it is a pleasant one – plus the tours and wine tasting are free.

The winery grounds have much history, and …

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Ke’anae Arboretum

Last updated 24. Jul, 2010 by .

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Rainbow Eucalyptus grove in the Keanae Arboretum

Rainbow Eucalyptus grove in the Keanae Arboretum

Rating: ★★★½☆

In a nutshell: A six acre arboretum and botanical garden with many unique specimens.
Minuses: They can’t get the taro to grow.
Sound-bite: “Let me get a photo of you hugging the tree!”

If you appreciate exotic flora, this small, free-of-charge state-owned arboretum is a must stop on the Road to Hana.

I’m a tree and plant lover, and this arboretum has always held a special place in my heart. While it may not compare in size and careful landscaping to arboretums …

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