The Purpose and Vision of Pua Mau Place

Dr. Virgil Place holding one of the many peacocks in the gardens.A major focus of the garden is ever-
blooming woody plants.
The name Pua Mau means ever-blooming in Hawaiian.

A mission of Pua Mau Place is to educate
and promote awareness of, and conduct research on, the uses of flowering plants
in a Hawaiian arid environment for
ornamental, agricultural and bio-regional purposes.

One of the purposes for Pua Mau Place
garden is to create a place for serious plant enthusiasts and horticultural researchers to pursue their interests.


As a Not-for-profit foundation 501(c)(3), a tax
deductible donation will be requested upon entry
to help develop and sustain the gardens for the
enjoyment of present and future generations.


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Pua Mau Place
Arboretum & Botanical Garden
P.O. Box 44555 ~ 10 Ala Kahua ~ Kawaihae, Hawaii 96743 USA
808 882-0888