Owner, Pamela Tumpap, President of the Maui Chamber of Commerce, first took an interest in plants and gardening after meeting her fiance Brian Kashima, a landscape contractor and the owner of Island Landscape.
As their relationship grew, so did her love of plants and different landscape styles. Along the way, Pamela learned how to use various landscape design software tools and would assist Brian with computer aided garden designs. From their collaboration came the desire to create a beautiful garden for all.
This idea was solidified when Pamela and Brian accidentally stumbled upon the Manito Gardens in Spokane, Washington - an array of beautiful gardens that drew them in, exciting and inspiring them, while also soothing their souls.
They knew then that this was the legacy they wanted to leave for Maui - a place like no other, where nature and beautiful gardens would improve people's lives. Whether someone wanted to surround themselves in beauty, or celebrate a special occasion, or feel the warmth of the sun, or needed to renew their spirit, or find peace, or learn something new, or laugh and play, or just be, they knew they could create such a place and that it would be a part of their life's work. So, they set out to build a series of gardens and an ag tourism business to touch people's hearts and be a gathering place for residents and visitors alike.
Working toward fulfilling this mission, Pamela spent two years looking for the right parcel and working on garden designs, while Brian began collecting plants and developing a nursery and sod farm to jump start the project when land was secured.
Originally, a parcel in Haiku was desired, but the conditions of sale did not work. They kept searching and praying that the perfect location would be found. It was.
After discussing the project with Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa, he and his brother Wally, and their wives Ann and Karen (respectively), agreed to help Pamela and Brian make The Aloha Garden of Maui a reality by providing a long-term lease on 10 acres of their family's land in Kula, Maui, Hawaii for the project.
With the land secured, the garden is now ready to break ground this September (2011).
Brick sales were always planned as a way for people to be a part of and connect with this garden paradise. Proceeds were initially meant for additional amenities (benches, fountains, etc.). However, in this economic and fundraising environment, they will also help speed up progress on the garden as proceeds will first go towards the garden's construction. Sponsorships are also offered to further support the garden.
All are invited to share in this dream and follow the garden's progress on this website or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the newsletter.
Stay tuned and mahalo (thank you) for your interest in The Aloha Garden of Maui.
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