Perched on the north-facing slope of Haleakala are a grouping of hamlets. Haiku, Makawao, Kula and Pukalani they are called. This part of Maui is known as the upcountry, a place where the climate is more temperate. Days are warm and evenings pleasant, sometime downright cold (in tropical terms) in the winter months.
As the name states, there are hundreds of lavender plants, but there is so much more. Lavender farms is a garden of exotic plants, open to the public on a daily basis.
For a small entrance fee you can come in and stroll the grounds. Or you might want to get a table in their cafe, have a pastry with some lavender tea or other beverage. There are a potpourri of lavender products available to purchase and the views from the dining deck are to die for.
Go in the morning and take a quiet stroll through the gardens. But remember to take a camera, the light is incredible and the colors never ending.
No matter the time of year, you can be assured that a multitude of the resident plants will be displaying flowers.
After all, everything grows in Hawaii.