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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 September 2007

I wasn't that excited to spend a day wandering thru botanical gardens, but it ended up being a highlight of our honeymoon. The grounds are located near the Poipu beaches and Spouting Horn--very easy to find. There are 2 gardens: Allerton and McBryde. McBryde is...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 October 2013

This review is only really in comparison to many other botanical gardens I've visited in several cities. The grounds are well kept and have a lot of local history, but aren't terribly interesting. I took the self-guided tour in the McBryde garden and then the...More

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Reviewed 3 days 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

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Reviewed 4 days 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

Thank JCDown
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank grannyjo204
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank YankeeDevils
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Lplinskey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank sebweyn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 6 October 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

1  Thank Happiness802471
Reviewed 29 September 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

Thank lilikoimoon
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

PLANT LOVERS, ARTISTS and BEAUTY AFICIONADOS.... do NOT miss this! What a jewel!!! You will not believe the interwoven affect of this abundance of exotic plants... carefully selected but wildly and unusually placed for an overall “otherworldly” affect. Such an usual, gorgeous and fascinating garden....More

Thank Bess L
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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.
20 September 2017|
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Response from Barbara M | Reviewed this property |
no it is a state park
5 April 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