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McBryde Garden: Tours & Tickets

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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...more
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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4425 Lawai Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9669
+1 808-742-2623
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to McBryde Botanical garden. Go on a Wednesday morning if you can so that Neil can be your guide. It would be okay as a self-guided tour but not nearly as educational and enjoyable.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Aggies76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the Trail and beautiful gardens. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Its self guided and you can walk the trails at your leisure. Only negative is you have to be shuttled in and out so on there schedule

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank shepromance
Reviewed 4 September 2019

The gardens are spread out over a relatively flat terrain wih thw spcimens pretty much alone rather than grouped in bunches like the LImehuli gardens. the beutiful shpwer trees in the parking lot are worth he visit. Youn can take a guided tour or go...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Carl J
Reviewed 24 August 2019

We enjoyed learning about the history of the canoe plants and strolling through the beautiful plants. It's less expensive that the other gardens and the tour is self-guided. Staff on the shuttle bus and in the gift shop were lovely. Not at all crowded when...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank rebescott
Reviewed 19 August 2019

I love plants and I must visit the Botanic Garden everywhere I go. So I was happy to spot the National Bontanic Garden site after going to the Spouting Horn. The tour to McBryde Garden costs more money than other gardens but the shuttle bus...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank weifang2019
Reviewed 17 August 2019 via mobile

This garden is managed by NTBG with a focus on conservation, particularly of plants that are rare or extinct in the wild. The shuttle bus took us along the coastline, with stunning views and a very engaging and informative chat from the driver. Once you're...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Hilary G
Reviewed 5 August 2019

This tour started with a bus ride from the visitor center, the ride had gorgeous views. Then we got out of the bus, had an opportunity to use the restroom and grab umbrellas if needed. The walking tour had a tremendous amount variety of native...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank whiskeyage
Reviewed 17 July 2019

What a wonderful place! I learned so much about native plants as well as the mission to protect a wide range of native plants and endangered species. It was simply beautiful. We had a volunteer tour guide named Neil. Wow! He was so knowledgable and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank retiredprinipal1
Reviewed 2 July 2019 via mobile

Amazing garden! A fantastic selection of local and other tropical plants in a beautiful setting. We took the self-guided tour and were very pleased. Lots of informative signage, too. Very knowledgeable staff, as well.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank mjs628
Reviewed 16 June 2019 via mobile

We took the self guided tour and was very disappointed. Plants needed water and the only flowers were some locust trees. The pathes were not well marked. I expected more flowers and manicured areas. It was all open dry landscape.

Date of experience: June 2019
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12 June 2017|
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Response from RamblingRoses | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I always do!
28 December 2016|
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Response from NTBGTours | Property representative |
Thank you all! Yes, it is about a 10 minute drive to the South Shore Visitors Center from Poipu Beach. The Visitors Center is located at 4425 Lawai Road right across the street from Spouting Horn. Reservations are... More
Cindy M
2 December 2016|
Response from NTBGTours | Property representative |
Aloha Cindy - We do not have any Rainbow Eucalyptus tress in the McBryde Garden, but we do have a few at the South Shore Visitors Center. They are such a beautiful tree!