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Limahuli Garden and Preserve

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Address: 5-8291 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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+1 808-826-1053

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History and Horticulture Combine

This garden was our first introduction to the history of the island and to understanding the many influences that make up "native Hawaiian". Guided tours are apparently... read more

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Karla M
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This garden was our first introduction to the history of the island and to understanding the many influences that make up "native Hawaiian". Guided tours are apparently available (we saw one happening) but mostly it's self-guided with a booklet. It's a nice walk - short but with a lot of elevation. It's a little tricky to get to the location... More 

Thank Karla M
Aspen, Colorado
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Arrived just has the garden was opening. Had the place to ourselves for about an hour. Took the self guided tour. This is a must see when you are on the North side of the island.

Thank Kris S
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This garden is remote and beautiful, a great mix of history, botany and beauty. The woman working at check in was very knowledgeable and friendly. They have endangered plant species too, don't miss it!

Thank Djuna M
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The horrors of the impact of invasive plants and introduced animal species is clearly and beautifully communicated in this one-of-a-kind native plant preserve. Go early and be prepared for a comfortable 90 minute to two hour hike that will give you a great lesson in Polynesian and Hawaiian history. 1) Try to go early; 2) Wear good walking shoes or... More 

Thank RJMerlot
San Francisco
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful garden is both a preservation of Hawaiian history and a beautiful tropical garden with phenomenal views. It takes about 2 hours to do the self-guided tour, but if you really want to take in the beauty plan to stay even longer. There are benches along the way that allow you to enjoy the llush garden and the views... More 

1 Thank 618patricem
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some very interesting information on native and non-native flora species and those under threat. Attractive view from the top area of the gardens. On-site parking and facilities.

Thank Margaret P
New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Limahuli is a treasure for plant lovers. Many scarce specimens can be readily seen along the meandering path. The organization in charge has developed a delightful, meaty brochure to lead you through the garden. Natural and historical - not something you want to rush through. If you are looking for natural Hawaii - this is the garden for you. The... More 

1 Thank jfales
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of information for you as you walk through this beautiful garden and preserve. Only costs $20 or so to get in, well worth it if you're interested in getting some nice backstory on Hawaii's plants and getting to take in a few pretty sights. Beautiful hills and mountains in the background make it even better.

Thank Mitchell M
Eugene, Oregon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were historical step gardens where food was planted by native Hawaiians. There was a garden for native plants and another displaying invasive plants. There was a lovely area showing the flowering plants brought in by settlers to plant around their homes. I liked being by the base of Mt Makana and the view of the ocean as we were... More 

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Well worth a visit. A beautiful garden on a hillside, with a great self-guided tour. It's a little sad to realize how much of the flora on Kauai is not native, but it does give you new insight into the island.

Thank pazduha

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