We provide garden teaching tours to organizations and school groups to explain eco-friendly gardening techniques. During the tours we demonstrate some of the key methods for creating and sustaining healthy natural gardens.
We have one of the the most secluded, and sustainable valley gardens on Kauai. Even though we are only five minutes from the ocean we grow a lot of our own food and share our bounty with our guests and our community in our garden cart. Our goal for the last 30 years has been to create a permaculture estate where we grow up to 50% of our own food as well as food for our community. This includes table vegetables, herbs, coconuts, bananas, papayas, avocado’s, mango’s as well as many rare trees such as Malasian Breadfruit, Jackfruit, Eggfruit, and Cacao, to name a few. We also grow structural bamboo that we utilize in a variety of ways.
For those interested in Hawaiian Ti plants, we grow a large variety of different plants in all the known colors. By raising our own Ti plants from seed, we have some very rare specimens.
Honua Lani Gardens is a unique property with natural springs that feed three large connecting ponds. The second pond has a waterfall. We grow coconuts, lychee and bananas along the banks of these ponds that are full of fish and tadpoles.
Sprinkled throughout our gardens are many stands of different Hawaiian tropical flowers. The living soil and occasional night rains enable the plants to grow very tall. Our Touch Gingers reach a height of six to eight feet – quite breathtaking to behold and fun to take photo’s with.
Our natural ecosystem invites a lot of rare birds including the Gullinal, an endangered Hawaiian duck, and the endangered Shaman Thrush, known for its beautiful non repeating songs.
Another attribute of our gardens is the series of small water ponds and beautiful ceramic container ponds we have placed everywhere. These living ecosystems are full of fish and provide mosquito control for the lower gardens.