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Allerton Garden

4425 Lawai Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
+1 808-332-7324
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No sunset view

My mother-in-law loves botanical gardens and such so this was a Mother’s Day gift we got for her... read more

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imarriedatree2016
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Riverside, California
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Beautiful Gardens

Very interesting gardens and water additions. Had a great tour guide, Sabrina, who is a local with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
lloydo101
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San Jose, California
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NTBG’s Allerton Garden 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 train railbed. Visitors disembark on the valley floor to explore this 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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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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4425 Lawai Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
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Reviewed today via mobile

My mother-in-law loves botanical gardens and such so this was a Mother’s Day gift we got for her. She loved it and enjoyed the views and many photo opportunities. My husband, son, and I thought it was ok. Dinner was great; however, the advertising is...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very interesting gardens and water additions. Had a great tour guide, Sabrina, who is a local with many interesting stories. Water attractions look completely different in photos which pick up the reflections you don’t necessarily see with the naked eye. Well worth the visit and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The tour was long and generally boring. The gardens were nothing spectacular. Go for a hike instead. A waste of an afternoon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Allerton Garden is a visual delight which never seems to run out of wonderful plants and blossoms. It is an fairly easy walk with the guide, and we found ourselves marveling that an old sugar plantation could be so transformed than one would never...More

Thank Nate W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unbelievable collection of plants, get advance reservations Tour guides give you great insight to the history of the island and plant life.

Thank godfathercharlie
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding and thorough tour of breathtaking botanical grounds near South Beach in Kauai. Our tour guide was exceptional and knew every detail about the plants as well as the movies made here.

Thank Overlook72
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went 2 times.Once to the Mcbride section(it rained ) and another to the allerton.After being to both and basically comparing an apple to an orange,it really depends what floats your boat.The Mcbride is vast and you are dropped off and meander...More

1  Thank Rick6258
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Grounds are well maintained, and the cost of your guided tour ($50/person) is one way this non-profit sustains itself. Our guide obviously loves what he does, which aides the enjoyment. He also, however, spent far too much time on minutiae of the lives of the...More

2  Thank Ty S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see - the sunset dinner is great - guide was terrific - very knowledgeable about the history of the garden and the plants withiin,

1  Thank Andy A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice vegetation. Well maintained. Lots of cool looking fountains and statues. Couldn't have asked for a better guide. He was warm, friendly, upbeat, well informed and had a great sense of humor. He also had a lot of stories and information about the plants and...More

Thank Kimi211
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BluesharkGatineau
5 April 2018|
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Response from 11SJ987 | Reviewed this property |
You might want to consider which is closer, Princeville is on the north end of the island, Allerton/McBride on the south end. We stayed in Poipu and went to Allerton, really enjoyed the tour, history, etc. - and it was only... More
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Rick B
4 April 2018|
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Response from peggy b | Reviewed this property |
I booked online when I got there, and was able to use a coupon , I believe I found it an airport brochure I picked up once I landed in Kauai
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ktinbomo
1 February 2018|
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Response from Tinka H | Reviewed this property |
It's a bit confusing as there are two gardens at the National Tropical Gardens. Allerton is only a guided tour of the gardens of the private beach estate. This costs about $50 for a 3 hour guided walking tour. If you have... More
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