Waikoloa Cultural Gardens will be located adjacent to Queens’ MarketPlace within the Waikoloa Beach Resort on the Kohala Coast. The plan for the eleven-acre site includes a performance garden and cultural gardens to honor the diverse population of Hawai‘i Island. Together, Waikoloa Cultural Gardens and Queens’ MarketPlace—with its studio and museum—will comprise a major cultural center for residents and visitors.
Helber Hastert & Fee, Planners, in close collaboration with the client, designed a landscape that would enhance the entertainment and cultural activities of this premier venue. When completed, sculptural mounds of lava cinders will reinforce the distinctive character of the Kohala Coast. Berms of naturalized lava will embrace the verdant lawn and lush plantings of the performance garden, and coconut palms will create a tropical backdrop for garden performances. Heritage plants and treasures will be featured in the cultural gardens, and the Hawaiian garden will be strategically sited to host a diversity of cultural activities.
Helber Hastert & Fee is also the landscape architect for Queens’ MarketPlace.