Took a guided 2 hour tour of The Kampong May 21st at a cost of $20 a piece which I thought was well worth it. The Kampong is hidden in a residential area and we almost past it. It used to be a private residence many years ago.The parking lot is tiny but they do not get many visitors so it was not a problem. The Kampong is one of only 5 member gardens that are a part of the National Botanical Tropical Garden-it is also the only one of the 5 not located in the state of Hawaii.
The property is a little under 10 acres so it is a good bit smaller than the Fairchild which is only about ten minutes away. I was very impressed with the gardens. There were many plants from different parts of the globe and it was very well care for. Our guide was great and the group that toured was only about 10 people. There was a peacock rooming the grounds with her 4 chicks in tow. Apparently this garden is really a hidden gem as our hotel's concierge had never heard of it and neither had many of the locals we talked to.
The garden has limited hours during the week and is only open on the weekends occasionally for guided tours. See website for the schedule. The upside is that if you come you may have the grounds to yourself. Just a lovely garden. I choose it over the Fairchild garden to visit since I plan on visiting its sister gardens on Kauai soon.
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