A Large Space

Na 'Aina Kai Botanical Gardens & Plantation contains over 260 acres.

 

Serenity . . .

Some of the lotus plants were shared from the Hindu Temple in Wailua

 

Lunchtime Chaos!

Randy Hand produced this sculpture honoring Na Aina Kai's workers

 

In the Navajo Compound

. . . is Na Aina Kai's largest sculpture! Over 200 feet wide

From the air

Take a deep breath of beauty

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Na ‘Āina Kai Botanical Gardens is a testimony to the remarkable potential of an ever-evolving union between nature, imagination, artistry, and innumerable hours of hard work.
When founder Joyce Doty set her sights on grand dreams for this property, she envisioned not a master plan set in stone, but rather a continuously unfolding creation, wrought from nature’s palette and enhanced year after year by human creativity.
At the core of her aspirations for Na ‘Aina Kai was Joyce’s lifelong love of the arts. “I have always been interested in the many facets of art”, recalls Mrs. Doty. “Being surrounded by beautiful things lifts my spirits. As a teenager I would listen to Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto and cry at the beautiful passages. It touched my soul.”
“In the beginning of Na ‘Aina Kai, the challenge of creating the landscape occupied my enthusiasm” she said. “Then, like a painter who feels his work is still not complete, I realized that these already bounteous gardens could become even more alive if the art and culture muses were to share this space with nature’s extraordinary artistic creations.”
Today, Na ‘Aina Kai is very much alive – as a home to untold species of flora and fauna, and as an outdoor sculpture gallery and arts performance center of unparalleled distinction.