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Allerton Garden

4425 Lawai Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
(808) 332-7324
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Ranked #3 of 15 attractions in Poipu
Type: Gardens
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Greenfield, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had a wonderful tour of this special garden. The garden rooms were incredible. Our guide took the time to explain the garden design, types of plants and what their goal is for the garden. Very interesting, in fact I'm now looking for books about the gardens and their creators Allerton and Gregg. Fascinating.

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Lethbridge
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This garden is full of beauty and tranquility. The walk is easy and our tour guide Juan is full of fun and knowledge about the gardens. We have been to the Allerton Gardens twice and the second was as good as the first. It is a must see when you go to Kauai. Ask for Juan when you book your... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This tour was more than I expected. Not only is it beautiful but the information about the plants and the work being done by the botanists there was great. This is a guided tour with a bus ride and then a leisurely and informative walk through the gardens. The last stop is at the Allerton's home on the beach where... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Allerton was certainly a gifted artist who created "rooms" using not only the plants, but water features and statues. Sterling, our guide, was incredibly knowledgeable and kept up a "lively" pace. Wear sturdy walking shoes and plan to spend at least 3 hrs learning about the gorgeous plants of Kauai!

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This place is candy for your eye. It's definitely a must. You won't be disappointed. The tour leader was very knowledgable and happy to answer questions. I loved it, it made my holiday.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Came here with my parents around 1981...I was impressed as a teen so I brought my own family and am even more impressed now. My teenagers/young adults were also impressed by the tour. Our guide, Ryan, is a 5th generation local and definitely shares his knowledge and passion for the gardens and the very important ecological work being carried on... More

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Carefree, Arizona
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20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

if one is a fan of Botanical Gardens this should be at the top of their list when visiting Kauai. Just beautiful. Guide was extremely knowledgeable and this tour made for a great morning stroll.

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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39 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

To be fair, they tell you over and over again to bring bug repellent and even sell some at the gift shop. Although mosquitoes love me, I am not a fan of using bug spray with DEET. Luckily, I paid $2 to buy one of the bug wipes that included it, because after the second "room" of the gardens I... More

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Allentown, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great tour, many interesting stories of the place and the gardens and views are magnificent. The opening scene of Gilligan's Island was shot here!

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Manteca, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Definitely worth taking the time to see. The garden included a bus ride to the site and then a guided tour.

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