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Address: 4425 Lawai Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
Phone Number: 18083327324
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Not your usual botanical garden, interesting landscape & story to this place

You can only access this garden via a guided tour. Our guide was David Flowers and he gave us a very detailed background and story of how the garden was the brainchild of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago

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English first
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can only access this garden via a guided tour. Our guide was David Flowers and he gave us a very detailed background and story of how the garden was the brainchild of the Allertons, from sourcing plants to creating each individual garden room, and carefully creating the water features without the use of any pumps. The garden is beautiful,... More 

Thank Prestonia
Lihue, Hawaii
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Allerton Garden is only accessible by tour. The house, destroyed in a hurricane and since rebuilt, was used for the TV show Fantasy Island. The tour is well-run by the National Tropical Botanical Garden staff. It's about 2 hours start to finish and is worth every minute. You'll have plenty of time to explore on your own but you'll be... More 

Thank Randy K
Cypress, Texas
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65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did the 3:30 evening tour of the gardens and the house with a light dinner which I highly recommend. The story of this tropical hidden gem of Kauai is truly impressive. The reviews you read about the gardens and the story of how it all came to be was quite entertaining but the grounds and the sheer beauty is... More 

Thank Gordon C
Sleepy Hollow, New York
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83 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A magnificent, huge garden of unusual plants, flowers birds to be seen. There are some quite unusual fountains as well. The tour was excellent by a very knowledgeable guide with a good sense of humor. Do this when the weather is good.

Thank Fredi728
Coupeville, Washington
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

David was our guide and he had so much knowledge of the History of Kauai and of the Garden's and of the Allerton family. I don't think there could have been a better guide. I thought I'd be disappointed because there wasn't as many Hawaiian flowers as I would have expected, however hearing all that David had to say and... More 

Thank Christa C
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39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At $45 PER PERSON, this garden is way overpriced. The guided tour is 2.5 hours long, at least a half hour of which is spent waiting around for the shuttle. The focus is landscape architecture, i.e. foliage plantings. There are two garden rooms which are interesting. The rest of the garden lacks the wow factor. The whole tour could be... More 

Thank CAtourist
Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing guides (TY Star) & terrifically gorgeous place with great story & wonderful vistas. This is not to be missed, despite I am totally not a plant guy.

Thank scullisn
Peoria, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I loved the tour of the gardens. We hadn't realized the connection to Illinois--we have Allerton Gardens near Monticello that were created by the same people. If you go, use insect repellent and good walking shoes.

Thank nanlar2015
Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a garden buff or just want to do something different and see some beautiful garden "rooms" stop here and take a tour. The history is fantastic, the views are beautiful and guides are as funny as they are knowledgeable. Bring a bottle of water or get one there, don't forget your camera and just relax and enjoy... More 

Thank Mike-5472
Weston, Florida
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457 reviews
271 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see the Jurassic Park trees and we saw much more! We ended up being the only one on our tour so David, our guide, gave us basically a private tour. It was great! The gardens are very beautiful and very well designed. It makes for a very nice easy walk. The gardens were used as set for... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your review, Pomerols. Thrilled you had a great experience and were wow'd by the Jurassic Trees! They are really a sight to see! We appreciate your support and can't wait to welcome you back to the NTBG gardens again soon. A hui hou! More 

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