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McBryde Garden

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“guided tour”(40 reviews)
“native plants”(21 reviews)
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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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4425 Lawai Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9669
+1 808-742-2623
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 2, 2015

During a recent visit to Kaua’i I was fortunate to visit all three of the island’s National Tropical Botanical Gardens. I loved each one for individual reasons. The McBryde Garden is located “adjacent” to the Allerton Garden. Allerton Garden is situated on the lower Lawa’i...More

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NTBGTours, Public Relations Manager at McBryde Garden, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2015

Hello AuroraAlaska, we e-meet again! Many, many thanks for your garden reviews and for all of the support you gave to the garden during your stay on the island. The McBryde Garden is a truly special environment where many of our conservation efforts are focused....More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

I did the McBryde Garden self-guided tour while on a family vacation and my legs got eaten alive (picture proof). If you decide to visit this overpriced attraction BRING BUG SPRAY.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Everything about the setup was confusing. When we got our tickets, the guide map we got was like a cartoon. We had to ask for a different guide that we saw behind the checkout counter. Others did the same from the driver, who was informative...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Self guided tour is fun and fine. The Allerton garden is more extensive and impressive. Definitely worth the trip to experience and enjoy.

Thank YankeeDevils
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled into the National Botanical Garden by accident and were persuaded to take a tour to MacBryde Garden. It was 2 hours of time well spent. We drove into the garden and Neil took over as tour guide. He had a fantastic knowledge of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited in the afternoon with a small guided tour group. We've been here on our own and it was wonderful but we learned a lot more about the botanical history of the islands from our guide.

Thank Cynde M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have read complaints from some reviewers about their shuttle driver taking too much time to reach the actual gardens, spending too much time pointing out sights and information along the way. My wife and I disagree wholeheartedly. We found our driver, Dennis, very informative....More

Thank Rooster1Emma
Reviewed August 2, 2018

We took self-guided tour, but at the end we regret it. Don’t get me wrong it is beautiful garden with lot of interesting plants. They are marked with names; at least they supposed to be. A lot of times we couldn’t find one. And if...More

Thank slovenia8
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

I’m really happy to have finally made it here. I will definitely come back and want to do Allerton too. It’s a large and diverse gardens with many areas to explore its natural beauty. Plan at least 2 hours or more to explore. The photos...More

Thank Rick I
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Go with this tour, which is self-guided, of the McBryde garden. Avoid the GUIDED tour (of the Allerton garden. The McBryde garden is beautiful and you can take as much or as little time as you want.

1  Thank Frankly T
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We love visiting all the local Gardens on the Islands. Brought the Grandaughters on this visit and they also enjoyed learning about all the local Plants etc.

Thank Timothy P
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Visiting the McBryde Garden was an amazing experience. A small bus takes you on a short ride from the gift shop/ticket area to the garden. The driver, Dennis, started our day with wonderful information about the garden and Kauai itself. We have rarely encountered such...More

1  Thank Robert L
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June 12, 2017|
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Response from RamblingRoses | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I always do!
December 27, 2016|
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Response from NTBGTours | Property representative |
Thank you all! Yes, it is about a 10 minute drive to the South Shore Visitors Center from Poipu Beach. The Visitors Center is located at 4425 Lawai Road right across the street from Spouting Horn. Reservations are... More
Cindy M
December 2, 2016|
Response from NTBGTours | Property representative |
Aloha Cindy - We do not have any Rainbow Eucalyptus tress in the McBryde Garden, but we do have a few at the South Shore Visitors Center. They are such a beautiful tree!