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National Tropical Botanical Garden

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NTBG’s McBryde Garden and Allerton Garden are located on the south shore of Kauai in the picturesque Lawai Valley. Individual tours of each garden run daily and include a ride from the Visitors Center in Poipu along a scenic coastal route and...more
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4425 Lawai Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI
+1 808-332-7324
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Bring your walking shoes....take the self-guided tour. Beautiful location and expertly managed and maintained. Their mission to sustain native Island species is noble and expertly executed.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dsthomson1969
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you read TripAdvisor reviews you'll see a heavy focus on the Allerton Gardens (mainly because of Jurassic Park scenes) but you're missing out on quite a bit if that is the only tour you do. My husband and I highly suggest spending an extra...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jadwall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the self guided trail which was fantastic with lots of information provided throughout the gardens The bus takes you from the visitor centre to the gardens- a distance of about 2 miles You can take a guided tour but we wanted to meander...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JCDown
Reviewed November 6, 2018

There are a couple of different tours. Our guide was great and very informative. If you like plants, this is a great tour of beautiful gardens. We saw where scenes from Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed and where scenes from Jurrasic Park was filmed....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank grannyjo204
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Impressive grounds with diverse flora and fauna. Orchids and flowers everywhere as we explored the grounds. Worth checking out while visiting spouting horn as they are directly across the street from one another.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nick B
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

We decided to visit the botanical gardens based largely on the Trip Advisor reviews we read and we were not disappointed. The trails are lush, gorgeous and stunning. The tour guides are so incredibly knowledgeable and provide fascinating background on the gardens and their history....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lplinskey
Reviewed October 18, 2018

We did the combo tour with "Frank" (I'm really sorry that I forgot his real name, but he said to mention Frank if we were writing a bad review). We picked the combo because we didn't know which garden to pick, but it ended up...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sebweyn
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Bus ride to the gardens, then a 1 1/2 hour guided walk through the gardens. Great visit, seeing many tropical plants and birds, Spectacular scenery and magnificent gardens. Parking and rest rooms at the Spouting Horn on the coast - also very interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robert C
Reviewed October 5, 2018

We did the combo tour Botanical Gardens and Allerton Garden. Our guide was Tanji. He was outstanding, very informative, fun and interesting. There were three parts to the tour. The first took us to the research facilities where they are working to save the endangered...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

I have lived here for 13 years and had never taken the Allerton Gardens tour. How I wished I done this sooner! From the start, the staff was professional and kind. My mom has some trouble walking, and the agent I spoke with let me...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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May 10, 2018|
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Response from Macorry | Reviewed this property |
The tour we took, which was a guided tour, used a small (15 passenger ) bus. There was some walking when the bus stopped at various locations but many opportunities to rest.
September 19, 2017|
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Response from Barbara M | Reviewed this property |
no it is a state park
April 5, 2017|
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Response from Diovt | Reviewed this property |
I believe the McBryde Gardens tour is more about the plants and a shorter tour. The midday Allerton Gardens tour takes well over two hours. Besides hearing about the plants you hear a lot of wonderful stories about the site... More