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National Tropical Botanical Garden

4425 Lawai Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI
+1 808-742-2623
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We loved it!

Well worth the time. Plus you get access to Allerton beach. Its a easy walk along the creek in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Atascadero, California
via mobile
National Tropical Botanical Gardens - Well Worth Seeing!

We had an amazing day at the National Tropical Botanical Garden. They have several tour options... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rocklin, California
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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 continue along the valley rim on a former sugarcane train railbed. Visitors disembark on the valley floor to explore these outstanding gardens. 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. Allerton is a former private estate, named by National Geographic Traveler magazine as one of the 50 places to see in a lifetime. Plants form the walls of outdoor rooms, the canopy of trees the ceiling. Housed within are elegant statuary and water features. A popular spot for photos is the ‘Jurassic trees’, with their massive curving roots.National Tropical Botanical Garden is a nonprofit institution, dedicated to saving and studying tropical plants.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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4425 Lawai Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI
+1 808-742-2623
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth the time. Plus you get access to Allerton beach. Its a easy walk along the creek in the garden. The dinner was more than we expected and we were given some free time to explore the house and beach on our own.

Thank dsarend
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing day at the National Tropical Botanical Garden. They have several tour options & two gardens that are both very large. Self-guided, guided, combo guided, evening sunset tour & more. We opted for the combo guided tour that left at 10:30 am...More

Thank pastormholliday
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't be put off by the $50 per person charge for this tour. It is worth every penny. What a marvelous place to visit. You can only get there as part of a tour. Book online and choose your date and time, then be there...More

Thank Randall B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went for the guided tour to Botanic Garden. Tour was about 2 hours but we saw amazing plants and beautiful scenery.

Thank Eva M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wife and I wanted to spend a few hours off the beach doing something a little different in a setting to snap photographs. Botanical Gardens were awesome, not crowded at all, and we spent a very nice couple of hours. We'd likely go again.

Thank Jazer540
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Sunday morning adventure to see some plants and gardens indigenous to the island. We just wandered and enjoyed the scenery.

Thank Tammy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The guided tour lasts about 2 and a 1/2 hours. We visited yesterday and it was WONDERFUL. Our guide, Sorn, was one of the best we have ever had the privilege to accompany. He was both extremely knowledgeable and personable. The garden itself is spectacular....More

Thank randydebolt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing gardens. Worth the trip. Wear your walking shoes as this is not a small garden it is more like walking thru the forest. Various different areas and botanical diversity. Lots of birds to watch out for. Well worth the trip

Thank kisbey
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We toured the Allerton Gardens last week and for $50 and 2.5 hours, O have mixed feelings. It's a lovely drive into the gardens and it was amazing to learn the cool research being done here. Especially to help bring sustainable food to poorer tropical...More

Thank Kristen H
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This was our second guided tour at NTBG. The second time around was just as, if not more informative and environmentally relevant than the first. Tangi, our guide, was personable, passionate, and provided an educational experience for my family that we will never forget. Thank...More

Thank Kristine E
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19 September 2017|
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Response from Robert L | Reviewed this property |
No the senior pass does not work because they are private. The Gardens are well worth the expense. The pass does admit your party to the Kilauea Lighthouse.
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
26 March 2015|
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Response from NTBGTours | Property representative |
Aloha CoachJim, Looks like the community responses are all correct here. Allerton tours are $40 for adults, McBryde self-guided tours are $20 for adults. We offer a Discovery tour that takes visitors behind the of both... More