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Allerton Garden

4425 Lawai Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
(808) 332-7324
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Ranked #4 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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SF Bay Area
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This was our third visit, but the first in summer. The grounds are just gorgeous, absolutely worth a visit. Even our 17-year old son was happy to go back. But, this time we got eaten alive by the mosquitos. We purchased the organic mosquito repellant from the gift store. It worked OK for two of us, but not at all... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

While on Kauai, map out some time to take a tour of the Allerton Gardens and to learn more about Sam, Robert and John Allerton and the measures they gone to to protect this beautiful piece of land. You need to sign up for a tour, we were lucky to have only 5 people on our tour and Dave as... More

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Bakersfield, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Incredible gardens, friendly knowledgeable staff. Easy walking trails. I will most definitely be back again.

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

If you have the time, you don't need a whole day to visit the gardens. So many beautiful fountains and flowers, our guide even let us taste Jabong, Chinese grapefruit that was growing in the gardens. You can check out the tree used in Jurassic park or where pirates of the Caribbean was filmed, all in these beautiful gardens. Plants... More

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Wisconsin
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9 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Our guided tour was really terrific. Everything was interesting and our guide was so knowledgeable. Do wear or bring some mosquito repellant. We did the mid afternoon tour. It was very hot but places to find shade at times during the tour. The pace was very good also. Very informative. Love the Jurassic Park trees.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We did the Sunset Tour and it was well worth it. The gardens are absolutely beautiful. The tour guides are knowledgeable, kind, and accommodating. Bring mosquito repellent!!!

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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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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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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 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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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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