Hi‘iaka’s Healing Herb Garden

Our beautiful public Ethnobotanical Garden on the Big Island of Hawai‘i offers travelers a serene place to visit for a tour. We also hold classes, workshops, and internships through our Learning Center. Our wonderful healing herbal products from fresh Garden plants make extra-special gifts for your friends and family–
and for you too!

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We are dedicated to conserving and educating about endangered Hawaiian medicinal plants from the la‘au lapa‘au tradition of natural healing, like Psyllium. Join us as a Friend of the Garden and help to support the important work we are doing.

We are only 16 miles south of the Hilo airport and a short 1/2 mile walk to the beautiful Puna coastline (we can often hear the ocean from the Garden!). Click for map

Barb Fahs of Hi‘iaka's Garden (center) with the reviewers of her book
Barb Fahs of Hi‘iaka’s Garden (center) with the reviewers of her book, Super Simple Guide to Creating Hawaiian Gardens, David Orr and Angela Kay Kepler. Click here to read their wonderful reviews.

On the Big Island of Hawai‘i, the volcano goddess Pele is still worshipped and feared. Pele’s beloved younger sister, Hi‘iaka, was a gardener, an herbalist and a healer. It is in Hi`iaka’s honor that we have re-created a special healing garden. It’s a sacred space that enables us to teach about Hi‘iaka and the hundreds of medicinal plants that we nurture, learn from and share with others who also love the ‘aina (land).


 Meet the Healthful HerbalistJoin your teacher and guide Barbara Fahs–educator, Master Gardener, herbalist, and author–for an unforgettable visit to her special Hawaiian garden.



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