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“conservation with world class beauty”

Limahuli Garden and Preserve
Ranked #2 of 36 things to do in Hanalei
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

Well done, the gardens were lovely, the booklet instructive and the history and endemic plants as well as the efforts to protect endangered species of plants and trees is impressive.
but really? Just go for the beauty of it all.

1  Thank lilrose8
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

We have been to Limahuli at least 4 times! Each time we enjoy the drive (quaint, 1 lane, bridges along the north shore), the gardens and the spectacular views. It's a hilly walk, wheel chairs & strollers may be difficult. Reasonably priced, self guided, garden walk!

3  Thank evieann
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

Tucked into the cliffside with flowing stream and taro terraces this garden is devoted to preserving native plants. The self guided tour (with purchased guide book) was a good way to see the garden. No need to pay extra for a guided tour. The path starts at the taro garden then winds upward with great views of the mountains. There are not an abundance of flowers in this garden but it is interesting none the less.

3  Thank eurekajudy
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

Our family of 4 - two teens and my husband and I took the guided tour and were suspended in time for 2 hours. We loved the preserve - so much more than a garden tour - we got stories of ancient Hawaiian, a brief history of Hawaiian culture, learned some new words, and even saw whales breaching in the Pacific from one of the landings. The garden is a small part of a much larger preserve, aimed at protecting native plants.
Don't expect big flashy flowers - this is a quieter tour, and more about how the plants, the people and the island interact. Bring a camera - our son captured some stunning images of plants and Macana - the breath-taking mountain on top of the preserve.

Take time in the small gift shop - some very beautiful and interesting books and crafts you will not find elsewhere.

4  Thank NJ_200Traveler
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Reviewed April 2, 2012

This botanical garden is excellent. Here can you see how original Hawaiian people lived and what the original flora consisted of. Over 95% of Kauai's vegetation has been introduced over the centuries. We took the self guided tour and spent over two hours walking the paths and reading about the area. Fascinating. Highly recommended but it's a long drive unless you are staying on the north shore.

3  Thank UpstateNYers13902
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