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Address: 4425 Lawai Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
Phone Number: 18087422623
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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Beautiful Garden

One of many Kauai gardens to explore which were donated by wealthy people for the public's enjoyment. This one is in the south of the island and hosts 3 areas. I liked the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Vallejo, California, United States
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29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We took a narrated tour wherein a bus dropped us off deep into the gardens. Our guide then walked us through the named garden rooms, past sculptures, ponds, tropical vegetation, etc. We stopped in the orchard where our guide harvested tropical fruit for our tasting. The guide talked nonstop with such enthusiasm, it was clear he enjoyed sharing his knowledge.... More 

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la
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154 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

One of many Kauai gardens to explore which were donated by wealthy people for the public's enjoyment. This one is in the south of the island and hosts 3 areas. I liked the Japanese garden area best. The grounds are easily walked but do not forget the heat and humidity and possible rain.

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

Aloha Chessbridge, Thank you so much for your review and sharing your experience on Kauai with the Trip Advisor community! At this time we don't have a Japanese Garden featured in McBryde Garden, but I know there is a Japanese Garden in the Kukuiolono Park which is nearby and was donated to the people of Kauai by Walter McBryde. We'd... More 

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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This place is really beautiful. You can spend anywhere from an hour to the entire day walking around at your own pace. Almost all the plants are labeled, and there are several different paths to get everywhere. Since it is so spacious there was no issue with crowds (our bus up to the garden was full but once we started... More 

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

Aloha Deija S. Thank you for your review and for helping us spread the word about our gardens. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. McBryde is the flagship garden of the National Tropical Botanical Garden and home to some of the rarest tropical plants in the world. We are a not for profit organization and depend... More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My family teen/tween kids & other relatives went to the McBryde Gardens. I think for many children - even teens, doing a self guided tour is really easier than the guided tour a the adjacent Allerton (and I think Allerton is just for teens on up). You park and then do a great shuttle trip with a helpful guide on... More 

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

Aloha Sternula, Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted to hear that the whole family enjoyed their time in McBryde Garden. The Biodiversity Trail is one of our newest attractions and we are so happy to hear that the kids enjoyed the mist/fern tunnel. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is an incredibly beautiful place. My group took the National Tropical Botanical Garden Discovery Combo Tour . These gardens are living laboratories that support the science, research, conservation and education programs of NTBG. The gardens are celebrating more than 50 years of conservation leadership that has helped to save endangered species and works hard to preserve this very special... More 

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

Aloha Lisaann321, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us and with the Trip Advisor community. We will pass on your comments to Kevin and let him know you enjoyed the combination tour. We hope to see you at one of our gardens again soon! More 

Florida
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Really enjoyed the canoe garden and our bus driver was great and very informative. We did the self guided tour which was nice. The gardens are laid out nicely and I think children would definitely enjoy this garden,

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

Mahalo ganncook! We love that you loved the canoe garden! Please come see us again or see our other gardens on the north shore of Kauai, Maui and south Florida. A hui hou! More 

cleveland, United States
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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

McBryde Garden is a private garden that offer escorted and self tours of this lush private garden that begins on the cliffs and rolls down to the sea by a private crescent beach. It is not a free place to visit, but if you love gardens and gardening the escorted tour is well worth the price..Allow two to three hours...consider... More 

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

Aloha Ken! Thank you so much for your review and taking the time to share it with us and the trip advisor community. McBryde and Allerton Gardens are two of the gardens that make up the network of gardens of the National Tropical Botanical Garden. McBryde offers self guided tours and Allerton offers only guided tours. Thank you for joining... More 

Palos Verdes, United States
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Two friends and I went to McBryde Garden and did the self-guided tour. Beginning with the bus ride from the visitor center to the garden, we were very happy. The short trip was beautiful and we learned a lot about the property. We really enjoyed seeing and learning about all the different plants and which were introduced (think walmart plant... More 

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

Aloha Marla M, Thank you for visiting McBryde Garden and sharing your experience! We look forward to seeing you in Allerton Garden soon too. A hui hou! More 

COLORADO SPRINGS
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I loved being able to walk through the garden at my own pace. This gave everyone in our group all the time they needed to look at all of the plants.

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

Aloha Sean B, Thank you for your review and for touring McBryde Garden during your time on Kauai. We know there are so many places to see and things to do on our beautiful island and we are so grateful you chose to spend some time with us. Your visit directly supports the important conservation efforts of NTBG and for... More 

Bay Area , California
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59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Take the guided tour. It is worth every single penny. You will be so impressed by the beauty of this place and the conservation efforts. We just loved it and will visit time and time again. Make sure you bring bug spray and good shoes.

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

Aloha Amberfireinuk, Many thanks for your review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to the South Shore gardens of NTBG. Please come see us again soon or visit one of our other locations in Kauai/Florida! More 

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