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“Dr. Bob made the tour”
Review of Allerton Garden

Allerton Garden
Ranked #3 of 32 things to do in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Dr. Bob, with his endless trivia and knowledge on just about any subject, made this tour interesting even for the non-gardeners.

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Reviewed February 20, 2012

Juan tells a great story and his trip was very informative. He is definitely living his dream and telling others. The gardens are spectacular.

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Reviewed February 20, 2012

The day tours cover quite a bit if ground. It is NOT ARDUOUS WALKING, but it is walking so wear comfy shoes or sneakers. Book the evening tour is space is available. You get to go into the house and appetizers are served. The gardens are BEAUTIFUL during the day but you do not get a chance to go into the house. You will not believe how expansive the grounds are and some of the most unique tropical plants on display. The trees from the movie Jurassic Park are really AMAZING. The guides are very knowledgeable and professional. There is also a lovely gift shop on site.

Thank EyeShine
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Reviewed February 11, 2012

Turns out we didn't have enough time to do this place justice. There is a free beautiful garden at the entrance, but I deeply regret we didn't plan time to go on the $45 guided tour of the Allerton Garden, which I have heard is well worth the price. There's another garden (McBride) which is self-guided and less pricey but we didn't have time for that one. I guess we'll have to return to Kauai!!

Thank MarylandMreed
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

My wife and I are far from botanists but really enjoyed our tour. $45 may seem expensive but it all goes to the upkeep of this amazing acreage. The guide was A1 and really made our tour.

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