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Allerton Garden

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4425 Lawai Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
+1 808-332-7324
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Overpriced, not worth it

Let me start off by saying I normally love botanical gardens. This is one of the first tours I did... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kathy M
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Beautiful

This is such a beautiful garden and you can spend as much time as you want exploring on your own... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
psycomama58
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Georgetown, Texas
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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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4425 Lawai Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
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+1 808-332-7324
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Let me start off by saying I normally love botanical gardens. This is one of the first tours I did not enjoy. I’m not exactly sure why. Might have been our tour guide. I found the tour long and drawn out. It could have been...More

1  Thank Kathy M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is such a beautiful garden and you can spend as much time as you want exploring on your own, or you can pay for a guided tour. It is fun to see all the native plants and the staff are very friendly and always...More

Thank psycomama58
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went to the gardens with a special tour for someone with walking difficulties. Becky gave us a fantastic tour of the gardens which has so much history dating back to Queen Emma. The gardens are huge and well maintained. Wish we could have done the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must-see if you love the outdoors, landscaping, and Tropical Gardens. BIG TIP: take bug spray! With that out of the way, this place is simply beautiful. The grounds and landscaping are amazing, and our tour guide David had a lot of interesting...More

1  Thank Scott B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the morning here. We were part of a group tour that was lead by Lauren. The grounds and the story behind them was fascinating. Lauren was the perfect guide. She was fun, interactive and knowledgeable. Well worth the time and expense. I would...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a great time at the Allerton Gardens today! The colors were so vivid! Sam, the guide, was a lot of fun and had tons of info to share! Thanks Sam for a great time!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not much of a Botanical Gardens guy, but this is way above average. Does not feel arranged. Feels like you are wandering through a jungle that just happens to display every variety of tree, bush, or flower that grows in the islands. Pretty flat,...More

Thank Douglas W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though we had a slight drizzle during our tour, it did not deter from a wonderful, unforgettable experience. The garden is truly special and a delight to visit. Seeing the Allerton House and being served a very good dinner was an extra bonus. What...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My spouse and I took the joint garden tour ($60) which allowed us to see both gardens in one outing. Our tour guide was great and very knowledgeable about all of the plants we saw. These gardens show plants and shrubs in a more natural...More

1  Thank Joseph W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour is a photographers dream. Unless you are very interested in horticulture, stay at the back of the group so you can linger to take photos. We actually felt we were in Jurassic Park. When you google the pictures just imagine the scene to...More

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BluesharkGatineau
April 4, 2018|
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Response from 11SJ987 | Reviewed this property |
You might want to consider which is closer, Princeville is on the north end of the island, Allerton/McBride on the south end. We stayed in Poipu and went to Allerton, really enjoyed the tour, history, etc. - and it was only... More
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Rick B
April 4, 2018|
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Response from peggy b | Reviewed this property |
I booked online when I got there, and was able to use a coupon , I believe I found it an airport brochure I picked up once I landed in Kauai
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ktinbomo
February 1, 2018|
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Response from Tinka H | Reviewed this property |
It's a bit confusing as there are two gardens at the National Tropical Gardens. Allerton is only a guided tour of the gardens of the private beach estate. This costs about $50 for a 3 hour guided walking tour. If you have... More
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