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Address: 4425 Lawai Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
Phone Number: (808) 332-7324
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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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As close to paradise that you can get to on this earth

Liked Everything. Thereb is nothing to dislike. The staff and guides are excellent, knowledgeable and polite. The history of the place is well worth reading and you can pick up a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Liked Everything. Thereb is nothing to dislike. The staff and guides are excellent, knowledgeable and polite. The history of the place is well worth reading and you can pick up a book or two on its history in their gift shop. Not many places like that left to discover on our planet. Just don't miss it when on the Kauai... More 

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Edmonds WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The guided tour of Allerton Garden is as educational as it is enjoyable. You will learn about the fascinating founders of the gardens, the intent of their creation and the ongoing benefits the gardens continue to provide. The beautiful garden rooms are amazing as well as thought provoking. You will also come away with a new found appreciation of all... More 

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New Delhi, India
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I was apprehensive about taking my family & friends here as I did not know what to expect from a 'garden'. Moreover, I had read that you have to walk for miles and there is a chance to be bitten by some or the other insect. I am glad I visited the place because it put all my apprehensions to... More 

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California
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We took the sunset tour of the Allerton Garden along with 5 other couples. Our guide drove us down to the beach area, where we took about an hour's walk to the estate grounds. The distance is not that great, it's just that we stopped in many locations so that background information could be provided on what we were seeing... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Our tour of Allerton Garden started off with a short tour-bus ride on a private road from the visitors center to the garden. Beautiful views of the coastline. The garden tour was led by our guide, Kevin, who was fun and knowledgeable. The garden itself is beautiful. Much of the tour goes through outdoor spaces meant to resemble rooms that... More 

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Take the guided tour and hope you get Kevin as your guide. He knows his stuff - both botanical and historical - has a great sense of humor, and doesn't sound like he's said the same things every day for 10+ years. (which he probably has.) Don't expect an arboretum. There are some blooming plants, but the gardens are mostly... More 

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San Jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Our guide was named Juan, and he clearly loves this place, life and people. He was knowledgable in horticulture, history, architecture, water Managment & which plants belong to the three phases of plant development on this island. He was unfailingly kind, had a lovely sense of humor and went at a pace that worked for the entire group. He is... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Our guide was very astute about her subject matter and gave us a great tour. It was interesting to see where some movies had been shot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The Allerton family made some bucks. And with those bucks they bought a pretty sizable chunk of paradise, and set out to make it paradise-er. Granted the fee is hefty, and it's guide-led only, but the guide was very interesting (apparently a hippie from back in the Day turned eco-advocate and plant guru). You should expect: beautiful plant-pairing, sculpture and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

My mother and I spent the afternoon on a tour of the gardens. It was a great day and David, our guide, was very friendly and knowledgable - you could tell he loves what he does. This is something my mom wanted to do and I am not very much into gardening, but I really enjoyed it!!! I have not... More 

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

Aloha Cassidy, We love that you and your mom enjoyed the tour! Thank you for your support and kind review! See you in the garden soon! More 

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