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Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens

4101 Wailapa Road, P.O. Box 1134, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754
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Ranked #3 of 6 attractions in Kilauea
Type: Gardens
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Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We did the 90 minute stroll tour ($35 each) with Sherri as our knowledgeable and funny guide. It was a hot day and she made sure to offer sunscreen and a parasol if we needed them. Her observations were interesting and she has a great sense of humor. The gardens are immaculate, if kind of a weird hodgepodge of different... More

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Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a magnificent piece of property. Beautifully thought out wonderful flow and amazing plants. The guide we had explained about how she had found her energy in Kauai many decades before. However, she did not seem to share this wonderful energy as she lead the group a bit to fast often talking away from group and acting impatient if... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We (four adults and one 3 year old) recently took the two-hour children's tour and had an absolutely marvelous experience--would highly recommend it for families The guides cleverly gave each child a small sack with his/her name on it to gather "treasures" on the first half of the tour. The gardens are huge and spectacularly beautiful--my husband and I both... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Beyond Beautiful!!! More important is the vision and commitment this couple has to the stewardship/preservation/revitalization of Kauai's natural flora, BRAVO ... A must see! This was my second visit, the first was July 2009 and I will visit again & again!! We took the 2 1/2 hour beach walk, perfect! My partner and I really enjoy all the bronze sculptures... More

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Brownsville, Pennsylvania, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I wanted to do a Botanical Garden tour while on Kauai and this one fit my needs at the time. The rest of my family was on a boat tour of the NaPali Coast and I could not go because of a recent back injury. This tour was a possibility and when I found that I could ride on not... More

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Basking Ridge
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114 reviews 114 reviews
32 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We took the three-hour riding tour today because my elderly mom is recovering from a fractured hip. The staff was amazingly helpful with everything and getting her situated was a piece of cake. Our tour guid, Norm, was funny and full of fascinating facts about the extraordinary trees and plants on this gorgeous estate. I am all energized by the... More

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San Diego, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This a non for profit Botanical gardens making more affordable than other tours on this island. the 90 minute tour is easy on the elderly. Beautifully maintained very informing. There is even tours offered for children as well as a childrens garden. If you are on the North Shore or just a gardening enthusiast its a must see.

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Tiburon, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We have done the children's tour on four occasions over the years. Here are the pros and cons from my point of view: PROS: -The children's tour is a "must" for the playground time at the end. For this alone, the tour is worth the $$. My kids still talk about it! -The guides are knowledgeable about the native vs.... More

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Odessa, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This privately owned, non-profit garden was pure paradise. Our guide was very informative and paid special attention to everyone in her care (we had 4 in our group) 8 in all. The sculptures rivaled the gardens and everyone was pleasant. The views from the various locations she took us were breath taking!

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Rio Vista, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This garden was really an educational eye-opener. I didn't know that 70% of Kauai's foliage was introduced after the 1880's. It has so invaded the native growth, that many plants are extinct or very close to it. Treat yourself to a "real Kauai garden" self tour.

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