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Address: 4425 Lawai Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
Phone Number: 18083327324
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: NTBG’s Allerton Garden Garden is located on the south shore of Kauai in...
NTBG’s Allerton Garden Garden is located on the south shore of Kauai in the picturesque Lawai Valley. Tours run daily and include a ride from the Visitors Center in Poipu along a scenic coastal route and continue along the valley rim on a former sugarcane train railbed. Visitors disembark on the valley floor to explore this former private estate, named by National Geographic Traveler magazine as one of the 50 places to see in a lifetime. Plants form the walls of outdoor rooms, the canopy of trees the ceiling. Housed within are elegant statuary and water features. A popular spot for photos is the ‘Jurassic trees’, with their massive curving roots.National Tropical Botanical Garden is a nonprofit institution, dedicated to saving and studying tropical plants.
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Alllerton Gardens

A must if you are on Kauai Beautiful Gardens and very informative tour guides…a little hidden treasure

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Fort Collins, Colorado

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A must if you are on Kauai Beautiful Gardens and very informative tour guides…a little hidden treasure

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Our early morning tour had just us and one other couple, from Germany. Our guide, Ryan, took us through all the garden rooms and added the Allerton house and its perfect beach at Lawa'i Bay, because there was extra time due to our small numbers. We were as much impressed with Ryan's knowledge and plant lore as we were with... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

My Sister and I had Juan Myers as our Tour Guide of the Allerton National Tropical Botanical Garden on the island of Kaua'i in August of 2015 and it was picture PERFECT! Juan Myers is an incredible FOUNTAIN of information and pours out his knowledge during this amazing tour instilling appreciation and enrichment upon all who are privleged to take... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I toured the Allerton Gardens last week and it was pretty spectacular. The sights are like no other. The tour itself was a bit slow and a bit more of a history lesson than we might have preferred. It was great to learn about some of the different plants and whether they originated on the island. We... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

There are several ways to see Allerton and the tour we selected was the one that combined a walking tour along with a visit into the Allerton home and dinner included. I put that my mother was 90 on the Internet reservation (15% discount) and they were absolutely wonderful about providing another guide to take my mother and I on... More 

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NTBGTours, Marketing Manager at Allerton Garden, responded to this review

Mahalo nshugg, Thank you so much for sharing your review with us and the Trip Advisor community. We are so delighted to hear that you had a wonderful experience on the Allerton Garden at Sunset Tour. As a nonprofit organization we depend on visitor support to continue our important work saving and studying tropical plants. Thank you for spending a... More 

San Jose, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We took a tour of Allerton Gardens at 9 AM on Saturday, August 15. I didn't catch the name of our guide but he was very nice, a slightly elderly gentleman who worked in the garden for 20+ years and is originally from South Dakota. The reason I give that detail is because I would like to see if he... More 

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NTBGTours, Marketing Manager at Allerton Garden, responded to this review

Aloha Gerald C, We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour and that you enjoyed learning about the Lawai Kai Environmental Subzone from your guide as well. In 2013 the Lawai Kai Environmental Subzone was signed into law by Governor Abercrombie. You can find many stories about this designation on the Garden Island Newspaper website. We'd also be happy... More 

Lodi, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The “free” part of the garden, I think, is worth taking some time to see. If you are at the spouting horn just take a walk across the street. When you drive or walk up to the reception/gift shop area you walk through a beautifully landscaped grounds with abundant number of blooming plants that keeps your camera shutter busy. Even... More 

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NTBGTours, Marketing Manager at Allerton Garden, responded to this review

Mahalo for your review Ellies852! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the South Shore Visitors Center and your Allerton Garden Tour. The Mermaid Room is so peaceful and the fountain so mesmerizing! Thank you for your support, we hope to see you in the garden again soon. More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Ok, I know it may be surprising to some that you really should do a garden tour when you are visiting Kauai but this tour is REALLY good, interesting and beautiful. We visited the garden on our last day since we had a late flight and it ended up being one of the hi-lights for our family. Our tour leader... More 

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NTBGTours, Marketing Manager at Allerton Garden, responded to this review

Mahalo for your review PJB B! It was a wonderful start to our day to come in and see these kind words - thank you for sharing with us and the Trip Advisor community. We love to see visitor photos so please do feel free to share them with us here or any social media channel using #AllertonGarden. We hope... More 

San Francisco
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A superb tour. Thanks to David Flowers who made our tour (we were the only couple) an interesting and informative experiance

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NTBGTours, Marketing Manager at Allerton Garden, responded to this review

Aloha Barry G, Thank you so much for visiting Allerton Garden and sharing your review with us and the Trip Advisor community. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with David. We hope to see you in the garden again soon. A hui hou! More 

Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We did this tour our last day as something to do before our evening flight home. I did not have much for expectations for this (other than seeing the Jurassic trees - which was very cool), but was really pleasantly surprised by how much we enjoyed the gardens. Our guide Ryan was really good and pointed out many things we... More 

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NTBGTours, Marketing Manager at Allerton Garden, responded to this review

Aloha S-Lee-70, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Allerton Garden and share your experience with the Trip Advisor community. We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Ryan. I love the way he talks about the Mermaid room and the scalloped edges of the fountain matching the scalloped edges of the plants.... More 

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