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Limahuli Garden and Preserve

5-8291 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-1053
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You can begin to imagine Polynesian Hawaii here

We loved Limihuli Gardens. It does a wonderful job of demonstrating how the early Hawaiian... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Acton, MA
Beautiful garden on the Garden Island

Limahuli Garden and Preserve is a private not-for-profit botanical experience. It is a 1-2 hour... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Bonebaker G
Tempe, Arizona
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5-8291 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-1053
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved Limihuli Gardens. It does a wonderful job of demonstrating how the early Hawaiian settlers survived here, with exhibits not only of the plants they grew but how they grew them using irrigation from the local streams. The booklet provided with the tour also...More

Thank D_PN
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Limahuli Garden and Preserve is a private not-for-profit botanical experience. It is a 1-2 hour self guided walk. You will get a little booklet at the entrance and will climb up a terraced garden viewing many native and imported invasive plants. We were fortunate to...More

Thank Bonebaker G
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This was a lovely place to spend a quiet hour or so just wandering along the pathway through the gardens and taking in the beautiful views all around us. It is so peaceful and calm and was, for us, a welcome retreat after we gave...More

Thank KiwiAli123
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

To us, as first-time visitors to the Limahuli Garden and Preserve, nothing provides the unique color and beauty of Hawaii like Limahuli. This lush, timeless and serene self-guided walk dazzles the senses with one example after another of the gorgeous plants that we all think...More

Thank mnance64
Reviewed 12 July 2017

If you are looking for an exotic place full with colorful flowers and pre-made scenarios for tourists, forget it and don't go. If you're looking for knowing more about Kauai's history, first settlers, native plants, have a quiet walk in a beautiful forest full with...More

1  Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Visited the gardens and preserve last month and really enjoyed the experience. Very informative about all of the plants and their origins and lovely views too. One tip - make sure you take water as there are no vending machines at the reception area and...More

Thank HazelB333
Reviewed 2 July 2017

These gardens are a treasure trove of the botanical history of the islands, especially Kauai. Outstanding views abound. The guidebook is great (you'll take one home) and guided tour is even better. There are stories galore tied to the nature surrounding you. Many plants here...More

1  Thank SSKeri
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

I've been thru the gardens many times. There's always more to learn. It's a very peaceful place and you can imagine the Hawaiians dancing, living and farming.

Thank Cezanne2
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Truly gorgeous. Take your time listen to the birds and stories and wander around this beautiful garden and feel the history. A wonderful afternoon spent here. Mahalo x

1  Thank skylark-sunrise
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The self-guided tour was easy and beautiful. So lush and green! The price was a lot better than many other botanical gardens on the island.

Thank Sabrina V
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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 Parabola | Reviewed this property |
Nope. No need to reserve in advance.
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