Best Things to Do on Maui: Visit The Ali’I Kula Lavender Farm

Created by Agricultural Artist and Horticultural Master Ali’i Chang, the Ali’I Kula Lavender Farm’s 13.5-acre farm resides at an elevation of roughly 4,000 ft. on the slopes of Haleakala (House of the Sun). The Ali’I Kula Lavender Farm is home to approximately 55,000 lavender plants and 45 different varieties of lavender. Though lavender is not native to Maui, it blooms year-round in the cool, dry climate. Olive trees, hydrangea, Protea (aka "sugarbush"), succulents and an exceptional variety of other plants and flowers can be found on the farm.

Ali'i prided himself on having an impeccable and ever-changing canvas for all eyes and took considerable pride in his work and the work of his staff. Much more than a working lavender farm, the Ali’I Kula Lavender Farm is a botanical garden filled with artifacts and collectibles that Ali’i gathered in his many years of travel and entrepreneurship.

The Ali’I Kula Lavender Farm’s Ali‘i Chang Scholarship was established to provide the opportunity to pursue skills training in agriculture and for agricultural education in Maui’s local schools. Scholarship recipients embody the qualities Ali‘i possessed, including a strong work ethic, and an innate and natural skill for growing plants, flowers, trees and food crops. Applicants must also have an eye for design, a commitment to aloha, hospitality and “aloha āina” or “love for the land.”

The Ali’I Kula Lavender Farm shares their crop with local businesses which incorporate it into a wide variety of products from the typical essential oil products, cosmetics, sachets, soaps, candles, scrubs, and even a lavender-flavored organic vodka made by Ocean Vodka.

Relaxation, Rejuvenation and Renewal are all held in this magical place that the spirit calls home!