Princeville Botanical Gardens

Princeville Botanical Gardens

Princeville Botanical Gardens
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9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
About
Princeville Botanical Gardens is a family owned and operated garden paradise located in the Princeville area on the magnificent north shore of Kauai. Established by The Robertson Family with the help of their close gardening friend Michael in 2001, this 9-acre property has been transformed into a breathtaking garden with dramatic landscaping in two steep valleys. The tour includes homegrown honey and fruit samples, as well as a chocolate tasting that teaches you the history of chocolate making. You'll have fun learning about the uses and folklore of native Hawaiian plants and exotic species from around the world. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Visitors can experience the garden on pre-scheduled tours on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Tours are not recommended for children under 6 years. Moderate mobility is needed to go on our nature walk. Please be sure to call us before visiting. Thank you!
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • JaynmarieC
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Garden walk
    I loved this garden walk! The guide made it interesting and fun, the diversity of plants was amazing, and the amount of time at each station or point of interest was adequate to both learn something new and take pictures. The fruit and chocolate tastings were a particularly fun addition. I would highly encourage anyone who loves learning about gardens (and chocolate!) to try this tour!
    Mahalo for your 5 stars! We are so grateful to get to share this beautiful place (and chocolate!) with our valued guests!
    Written 30 August 2023
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    Visited June 2023
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Cynthia A
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Botanical Gardens and Chocolate tasting
    So glad my friend and I booked this tour while our husbands enjoyed a day of golf. It was a wonderful experience, and our guide was extremely informative. The walk in your gardens was beautiful and the tasting stations were a hit. Loved finding out about the sugarloaf pineapples (delicious).
    Mahalo! You arrived in the heart of delicious Pineapple season, great timing!!
    Written 30 August 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Written 19 July 2023
  • Chris F
    South Lake Tahoe, California7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Little Strenuous, but Fun
    This is about a one mile walk, with a lot of pauses, though out the grounds of the Princeville Botanical Gardens. It is very interesting and informative. The chocolate tasting made a nice intermission. Be prepared for mosquitos (wear long pants and sleeves if possible). They hand out walking sticks and, depending on the weather, umbrellas. There are a few areas with tricky steps and slippery gravel, so the walking sticks come in handy.
    Mahalo! we are happy you took an adventure with us! Our garden has quite a bit of topography, flora and fauna! We love how official everyone looks with their walking sticks:)
    Written 31 August 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Written 4 August 2023
  • Lizz W
    Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Totally exceeded our expectations!
    This was our family’s first time here (two parents + 6yo) and the staff and tour itself did not disappoint! Lisa, our tour guide, was incredibly knowledgeable and was great at answering any questions from our group as we went along. The tastings were awesome, delicious, and informative. You could tell that the entire staff was so dedicated and passionate to the work they’re doing and treated the land with the respect it deserves. Highly recommend!
    Mahalo for your kind words! We do love the place and our guests with all of our heart and so glad to know that you can feel it!
    Written 30 August 2023
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    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 August 2023
  • mgreen1120
    Salt Lake City, Utah1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved this NEATure tour!
    We visited in September of 2023 and WOW, this tour exceeded all expectations! Not only are the gardens just absolutely wonderful, but everyone was so kind and informative! It was so cool to hear about all the plants/flowers that are in bloom, some history, and then of course, the chocolate tasting! Delicious, informative, and so fun! The cherry on top is that our guide expanded on various questions from the group and followed up on them later in the tour. They also provided local, natural bug spray at the beginning and throughout to make the tour more comfortable.
    Mahalo for your kind words! We have such an excellent team and a wonderful guest experience is our passion! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself throughly! Aloha!
    Written 14 September 2023
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    Visited September 2023
    Written 11 September 2023
  • roseybirder
    Richmond, Virginia13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent!
    I wasn't planning on going to this garden until I read an encouraging message written in the notebook at our condo. I signed both my husband and myself up and nabbed the last two tickets for the only date we could attend. It's a beautiful garden laid out by true garden loving owners who then sought help from professionals. The guides are excellent, enthusiastic, and fun. The chocolate and fruit tastings were really interesting and learning how cacao is processed was very educational.
    Mahalo Rosey! We are so thrilled that you could join us for a tour! So happy to know that our happy guests are spreading the word! Aloha and a hui ho!
    Written 26 September 2023
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    Visited September 2023
    Written 21 September 2023
  • adiovanni
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tropical day in Paradise
    My husband & I had a wonderful time touring Princeville Botanical Gardens. Our tour guide, Lisa, was fabulous & extremely knowledgeable. Your Botanical Gardens are truly an exquisite and tranquil place to visit. After about an hour in, I was lost in its magnificence. One of my favorite pastimes is taking pictures of birds and dazzling flowers. I was not disappointed. Your indigenous succulent fruit appetizers were delightful. The chocolate tasting tour was informative & delectable. One suggestion, maybe the guide could offer to take pictures of the guests, with their cameras, on the gorgeous garden foot bridges.
    Mahalo! Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so happy to know that you had a great time enjoying and photographing the garden! That is a fantastic suggestion! we will be sure and let the guides know! Aloha and a hui ho!
    Written 26 September 2023
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    Visited September 2023
    Written 23 September 2023
  • kruegerj854
    Moline, Illinois10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Botanical tour
    My husband and I went on the garden tour and we loved it! We saw so many beautiful and unique plants. It was our tour guides first group, and he did a great job! Him and his wife are so knowledgable and they truly care about the plants and the work they do with them! We highly recommend this tour for anyone looking to see learn more about many of Hawaiis beautiful plants!
    Aloha! We are so thrilled to know that you had a great time on tour! We are very grateful that we have such an amazing team of plant lovers here at the garden! Mahalo nui loa!
    Written 26 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 September 2023
  • jamiern2023
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Met all expectations
    Thoroughly enjoyed the tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable and could name every plant and tree. Really enjoyed the chocolate tasing and some history on chocolate. An really plus on this tour. The grounds were easy to walk and enjoyed the many varieties of plants/flowers/trees.
    Aloha! We love our guides too! So much knowledge and aloha for the garden and the guests! Mahalo nui loa!
    Written 5 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Written 2 October 2023
  • marcmunz
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the price of admission!
    Amazing unique plants and terrain and very knowledgeable guides willing to answer all your questions while sharing their obvious passion for their environment. Highly recommend. We lucked out with sunny weather the whole tour but I understand their recommendation for proper footwear etc if caught in rain as the terrain could provide some slippery challenges.
    Thank you for your recommendation and 5 stars! It's true we receive around 80 inches of rain a year and good footwear makes a big difference on our diverse terrain! Mahalo nui loa!
    Written 19 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 October 2023
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Donna W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
Aloha….This is so worth the money. The staff is fabulous, knowledgeable and fun. The gardens are absolutely magical and the fruit and chocolates AMAZING!!!!!!!!! I have been coming to Kauai for years and will be moving here soon, this is most definitely a must do for visitors. Mahalo ❤️
Written 18 June 2024
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Mahalo nui loa! We are so delighted that you enjoyed yourself here in the garden! Thank you for your kind words and 5 stars! Now you'll know of a great place to turn your friends onto when they come visit! Aloha and a hui ho!
Written 21 June 2024
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Brenda H
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We live on island and this is our favorite Botanical Garden so far. We loved the small group, the easygoing pace, the fun and informative guides and the scenery is spectacular.
Written 29 May 2024
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Mahalo nui Brenda! Thank you so much for your kind words and great recommendation!! Aloha and a hui ho!
Written 31 May 2024
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Mark Z
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
The tour was a lot of fun. We enjoyed the many plants & different varieties of trees. There was a bit of challenging terrain, but it was well worth it.
Written 27 May 2024
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We are so happy that you were able to navigate the terrain and that you enjoyed your garden tour! Aloha and Mahalo!!
Written 31 May 2024
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Diane S
Las Vegas, NV2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I had a great time. Our guide was Troy, a very knowledgeable and interesting person. The gardens are beautiful and well worth walking around for three hours. My husband especially enjoyed the chocolate tasting part of the tour. Very good chocolate.
Written 24 May 2024
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We love the chocolate part too! We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour with Troy and the carefully curated chocolate tasting! Mahalo!!
Written 21 June 2024
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Ron C
Newbury Park, CA610 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Liked leisurely pace. Guide mentioned that cart was available at one long hill on way back, but would have been better to have it there for elderly (2 women were having trouble.) Guide was exvellent, very informative about history, plants, and process of growing & processing cacoa.
Written 24 May 2024
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We are elated to know that you enjoyed your experience here in the garden! Mahalo nui loa!
Written 21 June 2024
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Mindy D
West Jordan, UT1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We enjoyed our recent visit. Even though it was raining part of the time they were well prepared for us with extra umbrellas and walking canes. I noticed some people in our group were wearing flip flops despite the urging to wear closed toe shoes. I'm glad that I wore some better shoes because there were some areas that were slippery along the way. Our tour guide Troy was funny and very approachable. They limit the group size which I appreciated and we enjoyed learning about the different kinds of plants and fruit trees on the Property. We enjoyed small samples of fruit and also the chocolate tasting. I bought several of the the bars to take home and I plan to do another tasting with some of my co-workers when I get home. I would go again when I come back.
Written 20 May 2024
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We will love to see you again! Troy is a great guide and makes everyone feel comfortable, even though sometimes the weather conditions are challenging! We look forward to hearing about your chocolate tasting with friends! Aloha and a hui ho!
Written 21 June 2024
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Sightseer59721865544
132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This was my last activity in Kaua'i before going home, and I am so glad I left it till last, to end on a high note. The gardens itself were amazing, the food and chocolate tasting was even better, but the guide was the best part! My tour guide Sherry was so passionate and full of knowledge, which made the tour very worthwhile and so much more enjoyable. Could not have asked for a better guide and tour. Definitely a must visit
Written 12 May 2024
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Thank you! Sherri is amazing!! We are stoked that you saved the best for last! Aloha and a hui ho!
Written 21 June 2024
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Jeffrey D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
The owner went above and beyond to make our visit very memorable. Our guide was awesome. Wish I could give this more than 5 stars
Written 11 May 2024
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Mahalo nui loa!! So happy that you enjoyed the garden!!
Written 21 June 2024
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Kaiwiki C
Hilo, HI13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The views were amazing. This was a great spot to unwind I honestly wish I could go every day. Bring bug spray. The mosquitoes are real here. That's just nature for you.
Written 6 May 2024
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Mahalo nui! We are very happy to her that the mosquitoes didn't carry you away! Although we do provide bug repellent for our guests, it's still a great idea to wear long pants and sleeves during the rainy (mosquito) season. Happy news is that they do not carry any diseases here in Hawaii currently!
Written 10 May 2024
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Meg
St. Augustine, FL37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This tour is worth every penny. You think three hours is going to feel too long but it flies by. The gardens are one of the most beautiful sites I’ve ever seen, I could have stayed forever. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about every plant she discussed.
Written 2 May 2024
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Mahalo nui loa!!! We couldn't be more delighted to know how much you enjoyed our beautiful gardens!! Aloha!
Written 3 May 2024
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