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Address: 4425 Lawai Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI
Phone Number: (808) 742-2623
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Description: NTBG’s McBryde Garden is located on the south shore of Kauai in the...
NTBG’s McBryde 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 outstanding garden, known for its diverse collection of tropical plants. McBryde, NTBG’s flagship garden, is home to the world’s largest collection of native Hawaiian flora, many endangered or having gone extinct in the wild. It is a “botanical ark”, filled with palms, flowering trees, ornamental flowers, and unusual plants from the tropical world.National Tropical Botanical Garden is a nonprofit institution, dedicated to saving and studying tropical plants.
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I attended the "Discovery Tour ", which is a combination of both Allerton & the McBryde gardens.

This tour offered a rare opportunity to view the National Tropical Botanical Gardens Horticulture Center, where is houses some of the most endangered plants. The Bio-diversity... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
Lopaka K
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Lihue, Hawaii

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Lihue, Hawaii
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This tour offered a rare opportunity to view the National Tropical Botanical Gardens Horticulture Center, where is houses some of the most endangered plants. The Bio-diversity trail one of the newest features in garden was spectacular, giving one the chronological order of plant evolution on the planet. All culminating the Allerton Gardens as the ending pinnacle, being privy to see... More 

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

Mahalo nui loa Lopaka! The Discovery tour is one of our favorites as well and we are so excited to hear that you enjoyed it! Thank you for your support and spreading the word about our gardens! More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The tour at McBryde is self guided which was great for me because I am prone to wandering, especially when I'm in a large group. The garden itself was breathtaking, and the staff in the shop and the bus driver were very knowledgeable and were able to answer questions we had after we were done.

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

Aloha Ashley, Thank you for your kind review! McBryde Garden really does satisfy when a bit of wanderlust sets in. We are so happy you enjoyed your time wandering the garden and hope you can come see us again the next time adventure calls your name. A hui hou! More 

Farmville, Virginia
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

we had a wonderful time! We would highly recommend taking the time to visit this place. Very informative and relaxing!

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

Mahalo Rick! So happy to hear you were able to relax and enjoy some time in the McBryde garden during your visit to Kauai. As a not for profit organization we appreciate your support and help in spreading the word about our gardens. We hope to see you in the gardens again soon. A hui hou! More 

Kauai, Hawaii
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

McBryde Garden is part of the National Tropical Gardens and is a very special place on Kauai. They offer tours daily and every evening they have a special dinner tour where you get to have dinner at the actual home on the property. Truly something to see while on Kauai.

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

Mahalo again Lawaiwoman! We couldn't agree more, McBryde Garden is a very special place and we love when visitors and kama'aina get to explore and enjoy the valley. The sunset tour only goes through the adjacent Allerton Garden, but our new Discovery Combination tour does offer a taste of both gardens. Hope to see you in the gardens again soon! More 

Pensacola, Florida
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

If you like the nature, you would like this national tropical garden. I especially like seeing the fruit trees. Mangoes, Lychee and etc. You are allowed to pick fruits from the trees. I actually picked one mango which had a little red on the top. To my surprise when I got back to the condo and cut it up to... More 

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

Aloha Cheelyum, Thank you for your review and support of NTBG. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed wandering the garden and seeing the fruiting trees. Please come back for another visit soon! More 

Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We found this garden just by luck walking along, it was pretty incredible to see all the plants, flowers and orchids they have done a wonderful job and to be able to just stroll through is even more of a delight. First class garden and place to visit for sure and the price is right .... Free! check it out... More 

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

Aloha Robert1159, Thank you for your review and for stopping through our South Shore Visitors Center! We do have 10 acres of planted gardens around our Visitors Center and Gift Shop that are free for anyone to explore and we are just delighted you enjoyed your time there. We hope you can join us for a guided tour through the... More 

Carpinteria, California
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49 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

If you do not have a lot for time after seeing spouting horn go up the road tomthengardens park and walk around then visit the gift shop wonderful items.

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

Aloha Jettarae, Thank you for your review and for spending some time in our Visitors Center and Gift Shop. We hope you can join us for a tour when you have some more time! Please come see us again soon. More 

Irvine, California
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This garden is tucked away in a beautiful valley accessible after a van ride. The $20 charge is well worth it for the opportunity to have a self-guided walk through a very special area. The docent provides guests with a map of the area and then you may choose one of 5 different paths with names like the Spice Trail,... More 

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

Aloha Cathy. Many thanks for your kind review. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed McBryde Garden! More 

Hesperia, California
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Don't be fooled into thinking this is better than the self guided garden next to it. This is an overpriced bomb that you could probably walk through in less than an hour if you weren't trapped with a tour guide that drones on forever while you stand in the rain. It will waste most of one of your precious vacation... More 

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

Aloha Sandra, Thank you for your review and for reaching out to us on Trip Advisor. We take customer feedback very seriously and we would like the opportunity to learn more about your visit. Please email us at tours@ntbg.org to provide more information about your experience. McBryde Garden and Allerton Garden are adjacent gardens on the South Shore of Kauai.... More 

Corvallis, Oregon, United States
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Nice variety of tropical plants, plus a few unique structures to view. A great afternoon walk through lush vegetation. Some of the interpretive signs were very helpful and informative. Plan on at least 1.5 hours for the walk. Wear good shoes and a hat as it is warm and humid. You will be outdoors the entire time with only shade... More 

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

Aloha Bill! Thank you for your review and support of NTBG! More 

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Address: Address: 4425 Lawai Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI
Phone Number: (808) 742-2623
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu

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