Welcome to Sundari Gardens. We have 21 garden areas spread across 15 acres, including two pond areas and a farmette. We’re closed to visitors for COVID-19, and hope you will come and see us when we get the all-clear.
The farm and gardens at Sundari have a quarter mile of ocean horizon; cacao, mango, banana, avocado, macadamia, starfruit, noni, breadfruit, neem and citrus dotting the land. We have commercial herbs and decoratives, and are aiming to feed 16 people from the land year-round, using a permaculture philosophy.
There is a half mile loop walking path that weaves among the various gardens and meditation spaces. Starting at the Kaimu–Makena homestead road, on the Southeast corner of the property, you are welcomed by a rock outcropping adorned with hundred of varieties of tropical plants. As you turn into the drive, you will encounter different garden areas.
|1||Venice Cafe Garden||Look for cacao, coffee, vanilla, ginger and turmeric.|
|2||Medicine Forest||Kwan Yin looks over an array of medicinals, including passionflower and neem. Look for the rare giant lillikoi and the multiple kinds of trumpet vine.|
|3||Fruit Tree Mandala||This is a new garden, with a grafted tree at its center and various fruit and nut bearing trees all around it. It might not look like much now, but do grab a papaya for the walk!|
|4||Food Forest||This garden hosts noni, banana, and much more, including a silent grove on barefoot friendly grass.|
|5||Stargazing Platform||On a new moon, this is the place to look at the stars, or to watch the storms, or to dance into the sunrise!|
|6||Mandala Garden||The heart of the formal gardens, with a sculpture of Pele looking out to the old flow.|
|7||Ganesha Pond||Surrounded by florals and food trees, with pond dwellers like the beautiful mosaic plants, ask about how pond growth is used to create mulch for much needed soil.|
|8||Moon Cabin Gardens*||Wide lawn, food gardens, kitchen gardens and florals. *private dwelling, only on invitation|
|9||Farmette||Meet our chickens and visit our garden center. Feel free to ask the ground crew about Korean Natural Farming, Permaculture or if you want to know what a specific plant is!|
|10||Upper Mango Grove||Walk up the hill to this shaded area of old mangoes and succulents.|
|11||Gaia Pond and Firepit||Check out the Gaia, give her some flowers or offerings to thank the earth for its abundance, continue down the hill.|
|12||The Cloister||This quiet space is cleared out for sunbathing and resting.|
|13||Barn Kitchen and Avocado Orchard||Up the hill, stop in the barn kitchen for a glass of water. To the west are 5 kinds of avocado trees and a mac nut tree. Continue on the path behind the kitchen and begin looping back.|
|14||The Ohia Forest||Walk through the winding, rolling path through an old growth ohia forest.|
|15||The Orchid Field||When the trees clear, the first species in are palms and orchids, blooming in the sunshine.|
|16||The Story Pavilion||A rock ringed, covered sitting area overlooking the mandala garden and the ocean.|
|17||Spa Grove*||*Under construction*|
|18||Yoga Shala||Enjoy the mural by David Lawell, stretch out a bit.|
|19||Lotus House Deck*||*By appointment, come for lunch or tea on the deck.|
|20||Lava Cave||Walk over the aha and through the guava forest to this meditation cave and lava tube.|
|21||Secret Swing||Returning to the front of the property, between the lotus house and the entrance, there’s a pallet swing for 2 nestled in the woods.|
Learn more about the tropical trees at Sundari. Download our free book.
Learn more about the edible plants at Sundari. Download our free book.