In the Upcountry region of Maui, nestled on the slopes of Haleakala (House of the Sun), is the mystical Ali`i Kula Lavender farm.
Relaxation, Rejuvenation and Renewal are all held in this magical place that the spirit calls home!
Created by Agricultural Artist and Horticultural Master, Ali’i Chang, AKL’s 13.5-acre farm resides at an elevation of roughly 4000 ft. and is home to approximately 55,000 lavender plants and 45 different varieties of lavender. Olive trees, hydrangea, Protea, succulents and an exceptional variety of other plants can be found on the farm, which offers the first and only Lavender Lifestyle experience on Maui.
Though lavender is not native to Maui, it has acclimated well to the majestic mountain-slope with style and grace. Thriving in Kula’s Mediterranean climate, AKL’s lavender blooms year round in the cool, dry climate.
Lavender was given to Ali’i in 2001 by a dear friend and being the consummate gardener that he was, he planted the herb with the best of intentions to have it breathe and blossom into what AKL is today—a true work of art!
Ali'i prided himself on having an impeccable and ever-changing canvas for all eyes and took considerable pride in his work and the work of his staff. The farm illuminates the life Ali’i lived and the legacy he left behind. His art of growing plants and utilizing the resources available to him helped Ali’i to transcend his role as a farmer to a master gardener and visionary, as well. Much more than a working lavender farm, AKL is a botanical garden filled with the artifacts and collectibles that Ali’i gathered in his many years of travel and entrepreneurship.
Ali'i Kula Lavender (AKL) is the premier purveyor of Sustainable Aloha through educational stewardship and nurturing the well being of our communities and planet for future generations. AKL produces products that enrich the quality of life by evoking joy, rejuvenation, comfort and serenity. Each product is carefully made using natural, botanical and organic ingredients as often as possible. As a lifestyle company, we are animal and earth friendly and encourage our visitors and guests to do the same. AKL hopes to play an integral role in supporting sustainable economies through agri-tourism and support our community based business model through agricultural education.
Built on a value-centered philosophy of "Aloha" which means love, friendship and responsibility, AKL’s founding principle speaks to the quality of our relationships with the land, the community and each other. Aloha is what influences our behavior and encompasses our level of excellence and service we hope to provide. As stewards of the land, AKL promotes the best practices that respect the Earth and the Environment and gives special homage and respect to our Kupuna (elders) whose spirit has empowered us to nurture and protect our land and our people.