Our Vision

The founders of Na ‘Aina Kai developed their extraordinary artistic and horticultural vision based upon their strong love for the land and the people of the tropics.

Today, the mission of this not-for-profit organization continues to be multifaceted, strengthening the firm foundation upon which the gardens were conceived.

Na ‘Aina Kai strives to …

  • Ensure its future sustainability through investment in forestry. And share what we learn to encourage others to invest in forestry for Hawaii’s future.
  • Practice natural resource conservation based on sound scientific principles.
  • Preserve the land and natural resources for future generations of visitors from the Hawaiian Islands and around the world.
  • Provide an ever-evolving array of natural wonders and human-crafted artistic creations.
  • Offer enchanting venues for private, corporate, and cultural events.

“Garden Delights” Membership Program

We invite you to make a difference in keeping our vision alive by subscribing to our annual “Garden Delights” Membership Program. There are eight levels of membership, all of which offer exciting premiums and benefits, including free tours and discounts in our Orchid House Gift Shop. Several levels also entitle members to use of the Gardens for private special events. You can print this “Garden Delights” Membership form and mail it, or call the number below.

Tax Deductible Donations

Your financial support helps ensure that Na ‘Aina Kai continues to flourish as a botanical showplace and open-air arts and culture gallery. We are a 501(c)3 Not-For-Profit Foundation, so your donations are tax-deductible.

Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals who live full- or part-time on Kauai. Take pleasure in becoming one of our friendly and informative tour guides.

Each new volunteer completes nine three hour mandatory sessions and one five hour optional trek, and then joins the more experienced volunteer guides as they conduct regular tours of the gardens. Following this introductory period, new volunteers take their own place as a regular tour guide. We ask for a commitment of 6 hours per month, but are always grateful for any extra hours our volunteers give to Na ‘Aina Kai.

Volunteering at Na ‘Āina Kai reaps many benefits, including:

The opportunity to meet new people with similar interests
Participation in social events planned especially for our volunteers
Partaking of continuing education opportunities related to the garden
Special visiting privileges and discounts on merchandise available in our gift shop.
For more information on becoming a Na ‘Āina Kai volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at (808) 828-0525.

Visit Our Gift Shop

No trip to Na ‘Aina Kai would be complete without a stroll through our Orchid House Gift Shop and Bamboo Gallery which offers a variety of island and garden oriented gifts, books, jewelry, porcelain and bronze sculpture including many unique creations by Kauai artisans.