Our Vision

The founders of Na ‘Āina 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 ‘Āina Kai strives to …

  • Ensure its future sustainability through investment in forestry.
  • 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.
  • Provide educational opportunities to the keiki of Kauai‘i.
  • 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. You can print the Garden Delights Membership form and mail it, or call us at (808) 828-0525.

Tax Deductible Donations

Your financial support helps ensure that Na ‘Āina 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. Please contact us at (808) 828-0525 to make a contribution.

Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals who live full- or part-time on Kaua‘i. 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 ‘Āina 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 ‘Āina 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 Kaua‘i artisans.