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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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A perfect afternoon!

We decided to stop at Allerton Garden as we drive by, and I recognized the name from a book I had read called Waking Up in Eden. What a great decision. We got on the bus at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2013
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Roswell, Georgia
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Roswell, Georgia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We decided to stop at Allerton Garden as we drive by, and I recognized the name from a book I had read called Waking Up in Eden. What a great decision. We got on the bus at the visitor center and went into the valley with our tour guide and a small group. It is an absolutely beautiful, peaceful and... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

It is very expensive. Check into the website more if you are a Hawaii resident because there are certain days you can get in free or deeply discounted. It is gorgeous and you get to taste a lot of the plants there. It is an easy walk around the garden and there is an appropriate number of people on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

As a professional arborist and horticulturist, this place is a marvel. If you are in the area and have even a casual interest in gardening and plants, it is well worth the tour. First you check in at the garden center and gift shop. You have to purchase a guided tour as there is no self-guided access. You should eat... More 

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Minneapolis
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

It's a great story about the lost son of a wealthy man. The cove he lived in is beautiful, and the mission of the gardens to preserve plants is commendable. The gardens themselves were just OK. We saw plants we could see on other parts of the island. The grounds of the parking lot and gift store were way more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

There's both a walking and a bus tour. Take the bus tour! It comes with a wonderful lecture and lots of info about Kauai. This is most stop while on Kauai.

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Woodland, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Definitely take this tour! The Banyan trees alone are worth the visit. Our guide was wonderful and let me lag behind to take photos which I appreciated. It's a special place, almost magical.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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39 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Allerton Gardens is so fantastic. I frequent Kauai often over the years and I have been to the gardens about 4 times. It is exquisitley beautiful with its plantings, sculptures, and pavilions. It is nothing short of magical with its large exotic trees (part of the original Jurassic Park was filmed here). You can clearly see how this was the... More 

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Encinitas, California
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Allerton's Gardens 2.5 mile walking tour is a hidden gem past the craziness of Spouting Horn. When living on the island in the 70's we used to scale down the cliff and sit on the beautiful beach, once a Hawaiian Village. The tour now is very upscale with a A/C bus ride in and our tour guide was from New... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

A garden preserved by Rob Allerton who created this “Art” garden for his enjoyment and now for the enjoyment of everyone who visits. Each garden room has specific instructions for the caretakers to ensure each room looks the same in perpetuity. Each room is designed to guide your eyes either up to the canopy or to the sides of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We toured the Allerton Gardens during a break in the rainy weather last week. We were delighted to find that the guided tour was an entertaining and relaxing way to spend several hours. Allerton Gardens is composed of a succession of outdoor "rooms", each with it's own unique theme, story and setting. Intertwined in the experience is the fascinating and... More 

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