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Limahuli Garden and Preserve

5-8291 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-1053
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Beautiful off the beaten path gardens

The Limahuli Garden and Preserve is a beautiful place. It has been laid out with care, and is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dix Hills, New York
via mobile
A must see if you are on Kauai. Experience Kauai's Beauty.

The preserve is a way to experience the natural beauty of the island and hear of the some of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris K
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5-8291 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-1053
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Limahuli Garden and Preserve is a beautiful place. It has been laid out with care, and is separated into several sections. The guidebook you get when you pay your entrance fee adds additional commentary to the signs in the garden. There were a number...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The preserve is a way to experience the natural beauty of the island and hear of the some of the history of it's people. Give yourself at least two hours to take your time and explore. This is a great place to go when it...More

1  Thank Chris K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely way to learn more about the plants & flowers from the region. We did a self guided or you can take a guided tour. Many great photo opportunities!

Thank RobertaDaytonGirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a couple hours to kill in the afternoon. Tried a couple other places and they wanted a reservation and guided tour. Not for us that day, so we drove to Limahuli Garden and Preserve. The cost is reasonable, the handbook informative, and the walk...More

Thank sbmackie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I highly recommend this outing for those that want to learn more about the native plants of Kauai. The setting is beautifully amazing. There are some uneven walking paths so I'd recommend walking shoes or being cautious if you have trouble walking. Although you can...More

Thank SoCalGal41
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Nice trip to the botanical gardens on the north shore. $20 admission fee which comes with a booklet describing features within the garden. There's no external boundary to the garden- it melts into jungle but there are some interesting plants and features along the paths....More

Thank JimUtd
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I noticed many of the garden/plantation walks had fairly steep ticket prices. If you can only pick one, please visit this preserve. 100% of the proceeds go to the preservation and conservation of endangered native and endemic species on the island. It's one of the...More

Thank crystafalls
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Limahuli Garden is beautfiul with breathtaking scenery in the background. Parking is limited. We had to drive through a couple times to find a place to park. You are given a guidebook for your self-guided tour. It will take a couple hours to complete. This...More

1  Thank Lynette58
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The trail into the canyon could be strenuous, but if you take the time to read the booklet or the signs, you won't notice the effort at all. I can say this because I only like hiking downhill! The naturalness of this place is very...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I think this is the best garden on Kauai. It has both native and imported plants and is laid out in an orderly, organized manner. They provide a book with detailed information about the plants. The only downside is that there is a lot of...More

Thank Happytraveler87
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Séverine P
31 May 2017|
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Response from 618patricem | Reviewed this property |
You might want to go to their sister garden in the southern part of the island. It's the NTBS Allerton Garden. It's a lovely stroll as the gardens were planted by the Allerton's as outdoor rooms. Perfect for the entire... More
17 January 2017|
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Response from Jen J | Reviewed this property |
No reservations needed.
19 March 2016|
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Response from jackiecstubbs | Reviewed this property |
The walk is not difficult and there are some stairs built in where the path gets a bit steep. There are benches along the way to rest and also cold water at several stops. You can go at your own pace which makes it... More