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McBryde Garden
Ranked #11 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 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 train railbed. Visitors disembark on the valley floor to explore this outstanding garden, known for its diverse collection of tropical plants. McBryde, NTBG’s flagship garden, is home to the world’s largest collection of native Hawaiian flora, many endangered or having gone extinct in the wild. It is a “botanical ark”, filled with palms, flowering trees, ornamental flowers, and unusual plants from the tropical world.National Tropical Botanical Garden is a nonprofit institution, dedicated to saving and studying tropical plants.
Reviewed March 24, 2014

We went on the guided tour of McBryde Gardens which is part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden encompassing nearly 2,000 acres of gardens and preserves in Hawai'i and Florida. It was a 3.5 hr tour. We drove through the beautiful gardens, feeling like you were in the 'real' Hawaii. then there was a leisurely 1 mile hike which takes you to a waterfall, to Allerton's beach and home and you walk through the huge banyon trees that were filmed in Pirates of the Caribbean 4 and Jurassic park.
I felt like we were seeing the 'real' Kauai. Highly recommend.

Thank wahini333
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Reviewed March 21, 2014

Decided to do the self directed walking tour since we had missed the guided tour. It was okay and you could take as much time as you wanted however we would like to take an escorted tour the next time we come back. Just our preference. Lots of different trees and plants to view. Well organized and kept.

Thank Cory L
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Reviewed March 21, 2014

You have a map but none of the paths are marked. I got onto an unintended trail - found myself back where I had started.
Construction is underway for a cafe and restrooms in a central spot. Maybe then they'll add signs.

Thank Sally B
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

I spent an hour touring the garden... it was nice, but not spectacular. Apparently Allerton Gardens have more to offer. The bus ride to the garden (from the ticket booth) was the nicest part. I found that most of the plants and flowers at McBryde Garden could be seen anywhere on the island in a more natural environment. If you have done everything else on Kauai, then it is worth a visit. Otherwise, there are more interesting things to do (although I am not a botanist!)

Thank DaveZ88
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

A beautiful garden and a pleasant walk. Wished we would have stayed longer at the garden but had to leave early for another stop. The walk through the area did not take as long as it appeared on the map. The last garden with spices and plants was the most interesting to us.

Thank Bterry2014
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