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Allerton Garden

4425 Lawai Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
+1 808-332-7324
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Perfect day for the Garden

My visiting friend and her two teenage nieces and i thoroughly enjoyed our time in the garden. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anne F
Poipu, Hawaii
Worth it!

We visited the Allerton Garden this morning with our 8 and 10 year old children, it was a hit! It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
4425 Lawai Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
+1 808-332-7324
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My visiting friend and her two teenage nieces and i thoroughly enjoyed our time in the garden. It was my third visit to Allerton and each time learn more about it and its plants. Dennis was our guide and he did a fabulous job. He...More

Thank Anne F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Allerton Garden this morning with our 8 and 10 year old children, it was a hit! It was so different from everything else we've done and the cultivated beauty was awe-inspiring. Our guide, Michael (I think) was very knowledgeable, plus he really...More

Thank KDcramer
Reviewed 1 week ago

The term botanical gardens most often implies a small collection of tended plants artfully arranged. This site is located in an entire valley with large trees/"rooms" with plant walls and fountains that provided visual "wow" moments. Especially impressive was the engineering that created the fountains...More

Thank Melanie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised at the beauty bestowed on a tropical space by one man's vision. Iconic "rooms" and several we'll know movie scenes.

Thank jthambone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the combined McBryde/Allerton tour. Our tour guide Loryen was great. One warning- get the insect repellent! Our tour started with the McBryde nursery and gardens. Excellent work being done to save endangered Hawaiian plants. We then went to the Allerton gardens. Beautiful statuary...More

Thank PattiCNS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Knowledgeable guides. Walkable area but also offers a golf cart for those that need it. A quiet and shady trip.

Thank Ellie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide Paul, was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The layout of the gardens was interesting with a tale from each "room". Knowledge of the flora and medicinal usages was informative. Stories of the many films scenes shot there was fun. I highly recommend this...More

1  Thank Todd T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I did the sunset tour, which included a dinner at the famous Allerton house near the beach. It was a great way to see the gardens as the sun was beginning to set. The garden rooms are beautiful and the guides are...More

3  Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited here with my 2 teenagers. I'd say everyone enjoyed it. Our tour guide was very nice and good sense of humor. More palm trees than flowers but still pretty. Was it worth the $125 we paid for admission ?? not sure about that....More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While this tour was lovely, it did not include a lot of flowers; which I encountered at the botanical gardens in Hilo. The tour was more traditional gardens, grounds and water features within the Allerton estate. The beach shot you see in the photo is...More

Thank TheMetz
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9 May 2017|
Response from NTBGTours | Property representative |
Hi Troubletaster, Guided Allerton tours are $50 for adults and $25 for children. We also offer a sunset dinner tour of Allerton Garden that includes a light meal at the Allerton's House at the end of the tour for $95. If... More
6 May 2017|
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Response from LaMichelita | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for your answers. We are back now. We dropped in without making a reservation and they we were booked up for the time we wanted. But the lady at the counter said you usually don't have to book ahead of time, there... More
Ron W
16 April 2017|
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Response from jammerspot | Reviewed this property |
yes, there are some at top of garden before the tour and some located down in the garden. Modern facilities.