Make a traditional Hawaiian plumeria neck lei on our 2-acre plumeria farm.

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At Atkinson Plumeria, 5239 Alzeda Dr., La Mesa, CA 91941

NOTE: Depending on the weather, this may be the last plumeria lei-making class of 2023 on the Farm.

Learn how to make an authentic Hawaiian plumeria neck lei (lei ʻāʻī) with the kui method! The amazing Stacy Atkinson will guide you through the entire process. As a bonus, you’ll also learn how to make a plumeria hairpiece.

All materials and supplies are included in your registration. You’ll get to take home what you make. No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome. This class is held in an in-person, intimate setting on Atkinson Plumeria Farm in our open, shaded classroom. This is a rain-or-shine event.

Have more fun! Bring…

  • Grandma, mom, daughter, granddaughter
  • Spouse/partner
  • BFF, neighbors, coworkers, fellow plumeria growers

If you want to preserve your lei, bring an ice chest with an ice pack covered by at least 3-4 layers of newspaper/paper towel or a cloth towel.

After the class, you can walk around the farm among the 100s of plumerias and 1000s of blooms.

What to bring:

  • Water bottle (refills provided)
  • Hat
  • Close-toed shoes
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Aloha spirit

Check-in begins 15 minutes before the event starts. Please give yourself enough time to arrive, park, and get a seat, as the event will begin promptly at the start time.


Price: $35 – limited tickets available!
Includes blooms, lei-making materials, lei, and hairpiece hands-on instruction, and a chance to walk the farm.

Note: If a class is sold out, contact us with your phone number to be placed on the waitlist.

Note: Cancellations are accepted up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Eventbrite ticket fees will be deducted (around 8%).


“Atkinson Plumeria Farms’ lei-making classes are superb! Step-by-step instruction with lots of extra tips and tricks included. Beautiful flowers!” Lisa

“It was a perfect morning and I enjoyed every minute of it. It’s worth far more than you charge!” Gina

“Thank you for the great lei-making class. My friends were impressed with my first lei.” Jane

“Stacy was clear and patient with all of us novices!  Thank you very much for your kindness and expertise.” Laurie

“Thanks for welcoming us to your lovely farm and making us feel comfortable like family and not like we were in some stuffy classroom.” Reina