Lyon Arboretum Holiday Plant and Craft Sale will be held in Manoa Valley on Saturday, Nov. 19

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Elizabeth Huppman, (808) 988-0472
Horticulturist, Lyon Arboretum
Posted: Nov 10, 2016

Lyon staff Pia Ruisi-Besares (at left), Gerrit Evensen and Kelly Brennan prepare for holiday sale.
Lyon staff Pia Ruisi-Besares (at left), Gerrit Evensen and Kelly Brennan prepare for holiday sale.

UH Mānoa’s Lyon Arboretum will hold its annual Holiday Plant and Craft Sale on Saturday, November 19, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the arboretum, 3860 Mānoa Road.  The sale will be the weekend before Thanksgiving – a great opportunity to buy unique gifts for the holidays.  Admission is free.

The various nurseries attending the sale will be selling colorful ti varieties, cactus and succulents, anthuriums, heliconias, gingers, tillandsias and other bromeliads, Hawaiian plants and native ferns, taro plants, and vegetable and herb plants, as well as UH variety vegetable seeds and many other plants for homes and lanai. 

Arboretum volunteers from Hui Hana Hawai’i will sell beautiful, one-of-a-kind fresh and dried holiday wreaths and holiday arrangements, as well as homemade ornaments, oshibana crafts and succulent pumpkins.  There will also be tasty jams and jellies and Hawaiian honey – all perfect for gifts.  May Kealoha will be selling and signing two books: Ke Olakino Maika'i: Good Health, and Plants for Our Healing, and a poster: Na Mea Kanu La'au lapa'au.

Keiki activities will be provided to keep children busy while their parents shop for plants.

A free shuttle service to the arboretum has pick-up and drop-off points at the intersections of Po’elua Street and Mānoa Road, and Nipo Street and Mānoa Road.

Proceeds from the sale help to support Lyon Arboretum programs.

Lyon Arboretum, located at 3860 Mānoa Road, is open Mondays to Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  It is closed on Sundays and state holidays.

For more information, please call 988-0456 or visit:

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