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31st Unthirsty Plant Sale, Halawa Xeriscape Garden

  • Halawa Xeriscape Garden 99-1268 Iwaena St, Aiea, HI 96701 (map)

We love unthirsty plants! Come and support the Halawa Xeriscape Garden's Annual Unthirsty Plant Sale, by joining us for some unique plant shopping and fun! We'll be there with a wide range of succulents and air plants!


The activities at this family-friendly and admission-free event are focused on xeriscaping, a creative way to reduce outdoor water use through efficient landscaping. The plant sale will be a fun-filled day for the whole family.



Event-goers can expect the following:

  • More than ten local plant vendors providing a variety of less-thirsty plants such as longevity spinach, peperomia, pregnant onion, rosemary, and more.

  • Xeriscape workshops by garden experts.

    • Pavilion

      • 10:30 a.m. Sustainable Landscaping with Xeric Native Hawaiian Plants – Heidi Bornhorst

      • 11:30 a.m. Xeriscape 101 – Mark Takemoto

      • 12:30 p.m. Aquaponics – Raychel Watkins

      • 1:30 p.m. Backyard Compost – Miya Devoogd

    • Rain Barrel Tent

      • 10:00 a.m. Rain Barrel Workshop – BWS Staff

      • 11:00 a.m. Succulent Care – Ron Fitch

      • 12:00 p.m. Da Bug Doctor - Andrew Nowinski

      • 1:00 p.m. Rain Barrel Workshop – BWS Staff

  • Social media contest; play to win awesome prizes.

  • Keiki activities.

  • Educational booths and plant crafts:

    • Commission on Water Resource Management

    • Da Bug Doctor

    • Hawaiian Electric

    • Master Gardeners of Oahu

    • Plant Quarantine Branch – Hawaii State Department of Agriculture

    • Scenic Hawaii

    • Storm Water Quality Branch – City and County of Honolulu, Department of Facility Maintenance

    • Refuse Division – City and County of Honolulu, Department of Environmental Services

  • Free soil conditioner.

  • Cactus and Succulent Society of Hawaii display of award-winning cacti and succulents.

  • A Water for People food concession where proceeds support safe drinking water and sanitation projects in third world countries.

Earlier Event: July 6
Summer Succulent Workshop
Later Event: August 16
25th Annual Made In Hawaii Festival