We have visited several gardens on Kauai and this is a must see. We spent 3 ½ hours today on the 3 hour tour and had a great time. Bill and Lucinda have a wonderful garden and provide a fantastic tour.
Bill was our tour guide today. He was very informative and extremely personable. He shared many stories about the gardens which were very interesting. There are almost 500 different species from all over the world. Our tour was broken up at least 8 times with opportunities to sample the many fruits from the gardens, several of which we had never had before; guava, orange-tangerine fruit, papaya, noni, pomegranate, passion fruit, sour something-or-other (I can’t remember the actual name but you will like it), and others . And the best was of course the CHOCOLATE TASTING. Halfway through the tour we stopped for a chocolate tasting. We tried 6 different chocolates from all over the world and saw how different they tasted. We also tasted some of the chocolate that they grew in the gardens.
The tour was supposed to be 3 hours but Bill extended it another half hour as we kept asking questions. He seemed to enjoy our questions and not mind that we were going over. He even invited us back to walk the gardens and take more pictures. It is obvious that the gardens are a labor of love and not just a place to make money. If you take the tour make sure to ask him about the history of the gardens and the many different employees that he has at the garden.
This tour was terrific. Bill and Lucinda keep the tour to small groups, so you can ask plenty of questions and get a really great understanding of the garden and its contents. If I had friends coming to Kauai then I would highly recommend it. Reservations are a must. Thanks Bill and Lucinda.
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