The Maui Garden Expo 2017 will take place on June 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Maui Mall.
The event is an opportunity for the mall to showcase its members and their businesses. A combination of non-profit organizations, pest control companies, garden product companies and plant nurseries will have booths with locally grown products for sale.
Organizers say the event is free and open to the public. Additionally, keiki will have the opportunity to make a free potted plant for dad, while supplies last.
One attendee will win a “lanai garden,” an array of potted plants, both edible and ornamental. To enter, visit Maui Mall’s Center Stage to get your “passport” for the event.
Also slated are educational talks that will occur throughout the day at the center stage area. These talks will range from container gardening to the best kalo varieties for your home garden. To review a schedule of talks click here.
Free soil pH testing and plant pest diagnosis will be available. Those interested in testing their soil, bring two cups of soil in a bag and visit our soil testing booth. If you have plant pest or disease issues, bring in a sample in a bag for diagnosis at the Master Gardener’s booth. Don’t forget about the “Ask The Experts” booth for any of your horticulture questions.
Attendees can also visit the the 7th Annual Artscapes – A Living Art Exhibition.
“This is a great opportunity for garden creators and artists to show what they can do. ArtScapes entries in the past years have given the public a chance to experience creative and fresh new ideas for their own gardens and meet the people who created them,” says Gary Mohrlang, owner of Islandscapes, LLC.
Cash prizes for the top three winners and a Peoples’ Choice award.
The presentation of the Malama I Ka Aina Award will also take place, presented to a community member who strives to preserve native plants and prevent invasive species. The recipient will be receiving a beautiful glass sculpture plaque made by Jupiter Nielsen. This award is presented by MISC, MALP and the County of Maui.
Schedule of Events
10 a.m. Welcome to the 21st Annual MALP Maui Garden Expo
10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Small Talk with with horticulture experts (click here for a schedule)
11 a.m. Malama I Ka Aina Award Presentation
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Small Talk with horticulture experts continues
2:45 p.m. – 3 p.m. Artscapes Awards; Lanai Garden drawing
3 p.m. Close of the 21st Annual MALP Maui Garden Expo