Explore the Farm & Gardens
We welcome students, teachers and chaperones to take an educational journey through The Gardens with our knowledgeable and professional tour guides, then join in on some of the activities to manage a farm. In 2017 we hosted over 4,000 students at our farm!
Discover and explore the wonderful world of soilless farming with our knowledgeable staff guiding you through the gardens. This is a brief 45 minute overview and tour of our farm. We hope that this tour will spark new ideas and renew interests in locally grown foods as you gain a deeper understanding of Hawaii’s food systems and the impact it has on society.
Get an exclusive Behind-The-Scenes tour of our aquaponic facility. This 1 hour and 30 minutes tour grants you access to all of our food production systems. Our tour guides are working members of the farm’s many operations so you can be assured that the information provided is coming from first-hand experience. See what it takes to run a commercial aquaponic farm from experts in this field!
- Jimmy B.1/09/2018
This place is amazing!
We chose this venue as a place to have our staff retreat. Most of us didn't know what to expect, but were told that it would include a farm to table experience, a tour, and some team building activities.
It was all that and more!
When we arrived we were greeted by a tour of the gardens. I was amazed of the variety and even more wowed by all... read more1/02/2018
I'm a teacher, and they were very accommodating and flexible with our school group. The tour guides provided us with a lot of good information. You can even take home plants! We had 2 classes go, and we split into 2 separate groups--1 class went on the tour, while the other class planted their plants. They have both hydroponics and aquaponics. Our tour guide did know a lot, even though... read more12/04/2017
I'm so glad that we took our green team students on this field trip. I would've never known there was a hidden gem in a residential area. All of the workers we encountered were very knowledgeable about what they do and very willing to share with our students the values of aquaponics and farm to table concepts. They are the largest aquaponics farm in Hawaii. Loved the experience!11/18/2017
A date night to impress!
Dinner in the middle of the largest aquaponic farm in Hawaii. Farm tour, 7 farm to table appetizer stations by @pokestop , and live entertainment.
This one-of-a-kind meal features fresh, organic local ingredients.
We went behind the scenes and tour the 18 acre aquaponic/hydroponic farm and learn first hand about sustainable farming. The food was ooosssuuummm!11/14/2017
What a hidden gem in residential Mililani!! Who knew such heaven existed! I heart this place! I was perusing on EventBrite on what's happening on Oahu and lo and behold a Farm to Table dinner event had popped up. I've always wanted to support local farmers and their pursuit of sustainability. The event was located in Mari's Gardens, one of the most organized and cleanest nurseries on the island! It's... read more11/11/2017
The Staff here is amazing! They are so friendly and passionate about what they do and willing to take the time to answer questions. Excellent produce and beautiful scenery! Great to know that local places like this are around teaching future generations about sustainable agriculture.9/17/2017
Love this place! Great prices on plants. Manager Lane is very knowledgeable, very helpful, very professional. He treats his customers like family. This is the place to go for great values on outdoor pottery. They also have a great selection on plants and will walk the property to help you find what you need. We just bought a finger lime. We did not even know that such a thing exists!... read more8/31/2017
I LOVE Maris garden! The staff is very helpful and they even drive you around in golf carts. Very knowledgeable about their products and setting up aquaponics at home. They really care about you getting what is right for you and not just selling you stuff. The store is cute and has a lot of unique gifts. I wish the produce section was larger because I would shop their every... read more8/31/2017
I love Mari's Garden produce and I also love Gardens! While shopping at Chef Zone, I bought a bag of baby romaine and it happen to be Mari's Garden's produce. I am amazed at how fresh the romaine taste, I did a Yelp search and came across one of my Yelp friend's review.
Ever since that day I purchased the romaine, I had Mari's Garden bookmarked for the longest time.
... read more8/29/2017
My man and I went to Mari's Garden to buy some pots last week. Everyone was so helpful! I wasn't sure where to go, and Shannon pointed me in the right direction and sent us over to Norma. Norma really helped us out A LOT. She showed us the nursery and all the different pots that they sell there. She explained to us the different types and thicknesses based... read more6/14/2017
If the service is half of the experience itself, I'd have to say these past few treks to Mari's Gardens have been superb (AKA Shannon)! I've been coming here on and off for several years now but more recently, Mari's has opened up a cool, nifty organic greens and veggies store; which includes their famous hydroponic lettuce fertilized with all natural ingredients (fish poop), other produce which includes their zucchini,... read more2/28/2017
This garden is so amazing! They grow and sell all different types of fruits and veggies. It's an aquaponic and hydroponics facility. So, they also have fish (talapia, swai and Chinese catfish) for their systems but they also sell it by the pound. Their veggies are all ORGANIC! Being an organic facility it makes things a little rough when aphids, bugs, caterpillars, etc invade your plants. Their products all... read more6/25/2016
A few of us had a chance to tour Mari's Gardens and sample some of their produce. We never knew how much work was involved just to grow agriculture. At the end of the day you really realize how much we take for granted and also from a nutritional standpoint how disconnected people are. Our guide Ian was very personable and knowledgeable, he simplified things which made it very easy... read more2/14/2016
If you've frequented Whole Foods in Hawaii Kai or Kailua, Halekulani, Island Fresh or Umeke's lately - chances are you've probably eaten and seen some of the produce from Mari's Garden (that's just a small listing of some of the companies that purchase produce from Mari's Garden).
My husband has been raving about the vegetables from here for quite a while now. You see, he and his co-workers frequent Mari's... read more2/13/2015
Did a nice tour today. The place is amazing. Aquaponics at its best here in Hawaii. Different set ups, and different fish for each system.6/28/2014
Hidden in Mililani, but sure glad we found it. Attended "Dinner In The Garden". Before the dinner there was a tour around the premises. Learned a lot from the tour about what they do there, and what they're all about.
After the tour was a 4 course meal prepared by Chef Elmer Guzman and his Pokestop team. They were using some proteins and vegetables from the gardens. Totally enjoyed all the... read more6/23/2014
"The biggest aquaponic farm in the state."
Clocking in at about 11 acres, Mari's Gardens grows tilapia, chinese catfish, lettuce, kale, green onions, blueberries, tomatoes, and alot more!
They dont currently sell directly from the farm, instead they sell to Whole Foods and other vendors but at least there is a local farmer growing organic food using aquaponics.9/05/2013
They are more of a commercial landscape nursery, so don't expect to find ornamental plants like you would at the home improvement warehouse or big box department stores. What they are good at are organic and aquaponic produce, mostly sold to commercial customers, but ask if they have any vegetables on hand and you might get really lucky. Delicious, fresh and well-priced! I also purchase their planters and pots towards... read more3/16/2013
Hidden oasis in a residential neighborhood in Mililani.
Selection "up front" appears limited, however if you tell them what you are looking for you can hop on a golf cart and scan their multi-acre nursery.
Their biggest secret is organic vegetables. Most of their crop is spoken for, but if you're lucky, you can get fresh lettuce or beets at farmer's market (or less) prices.
Hours are unusual, so call before you go!11/19/2011