Fresh from a garden business, Alii Chang was looking for a plant that could flourish in his parched land. He received a potted lavender plant as a gift and discovered that it could thrive in his land. With the knowledge that lavenders can flourish in Kula’s climate and soil, Alii Chang started his lavender farm in 2001. Today, the Hawaii lavender farm is known as Alii Kula Lavender and has over 45 varieties of lavender grown in a 10-acre land.
The Hawaii lavender farm is strategically located high above sea level, on the slopes of Mount Haleakala. With the radiant sun and minimal water, the lavenders were able to blossom to its full potential and started to increase in number. Thousands of lavenders created a scenic blue-violet bed of flowers on the side of the mountain. This is when tours around the Hawaii lavender farm started to materialize.
Alii Kula Lavender was the first to offer Hawaii Lavender Walking Tours, showcasing the vast Hawaii lavender farm and educating people of the many benefits of lavender. Shortly thereafter, a variety of other garden tours were added on the list such as Culinary Luncheon and Wreath Making Tours. This has made lavender farm a success with visitor expectancy of 30,000 people annually. Hawaii Lavender usually blooms during spring and summer; however there are certain varieties that can bloom all year round. Hence, the garden tours are actually available any time of the year.
Alii Kula Lavender has expanded their operations to manufacturing numerous products made from lavender. They have lavender-based products for aromatherapy, culinary, spa and bath products, and even medicine. They usually serve lavender goodies and other lavender dishes during their garden tours. Interested buyers can get a hold of their lavender products at their gift shop in the Hawaii lavender farm, through their website, and their Hawaii retail store.
Alii Kula Lavender
1100 Waipoli Road
Kula, Maui Hawai’i 96790
Tour Reservations: 808-878-3004