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Limahuli Garden and Preserve

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Address: 5-8291 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
Phone Number: 808-826-1053
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Magical if you understand the history

I live on Kauai so I decided to go and visit the place ...maybe look for ideas for my own garden. It was different than the other gardens I visited. It has an ancient spirit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kauai4Ewa
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I live on Kauai so I decided to go and visit the place ...maybe look for ideas for my own garden. It was different than the other gardens I visited. It has an ancient spirit. It's very romantic. Has beautiful views and there is calmness about it. You should go there. It's a very special place.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

These gardens and plants are awsome, you get a guided tour from a local who knows how the ancient Hawaiian people used to live and cultivate plants and grow gardens.

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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two hours going over the whole trail at Limahuli. There are several specimens of native plants that are essentially extinct outside the garden. There are also examples of many species brought by the Polynesians as well as a number of invasive species that are taking over Hawaiian forests. It was both beautiful and educational. The only problem I... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Limahuli Garden and Preserve is part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden. Your Nation's garden to preserve, protect, and educate about Tropical plants. This garden is an active cultural site that is an integral part of the native community from the mountain to the sea. The garden is engaged with cutting edge research about native plant preservation and rescue and... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens were nice, however, we were eaten alive. Therefore, I highly recommend bug spray. We actually played mini golf at the Kauai Mini Golf later in the week and were more impressed with their gardens and upkeep.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the guided tour and thought it well worth the $40, especially since it supports the continued work at the gardens, researching and protecting endangered species. The garden is laid out in three pieces: the native plants and canoe plants (those brought over with the first Polynesians), the natural garden (before invasive species), and the invasive species garden (how... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I visited this charming place on our first day in Kauai. The two women that run the preserve are lovely and enthusiastic about this garden. It is tucked up by left before Kee Beach. Nice time strolling the garden, awesome views of both the ocean and Napali Coast mountains. Really nice gift shop with locally made items,... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have watched Limihuli Garden grow over the years from a small area with ancient taro garden terraces and barely a parking lot to a well laid-out garden. You may recognize the valley from the film Jurassic Park. This is a great way to become acquainted with the "canoe plants" that the original Polynesians brought to Hawaii so they could... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful garden and preserve maintained by the National Botanical Gardens. I booked the guided tour which is a bit expensive @ $40 per person but the fee helps maintain the gardens and it was worth having Freddie, our guide, regale us with facts, figures, and fun stories of Hawaiian lore and culture. The tour was over 2 hrs and 15min... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The grounds are beautiful but I didn't need to pay 40 dollars to see what I can already see all around the island. Save your money and go walk around outside,

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