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McBryde Garden

4425 Lawai Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9669
+1 808-742-2623
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Like a Rainforest

We enjoyed learning about the various tropical trees and foliage in this garden. Sam our guide was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pleasant Afternoon

We returned to explore the McBryde Garden a few days after doing the guided Allerton tour. We had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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NTBG’s McBryde 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 outstanding garden, known for its diverse collection of tropical plants. McBryde, NTBG’s flagship garden, is home to the world’s largest collection of native Hawaiian flora, many endangered or having gone extinct in the wild. It is a “botanical ark”, filled with palms, flowering trees, ornamental flowers, and unusual plants from the tropical world.National Tropical Botanical Garden is a nonprofit institution, dedicated to saving and studying tropical plants.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“guided tour” (33 reviews)
“native plants” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
4425 Lawai Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9669
+1 808-742-2623
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed learning about the various tropical trees and foliage in this garden. Sam our guide was very informative. The walking was easy.

Thank laman1girl
Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned to explore the McBryde Garden a few days after doing the guided Allerton tour. We had considered purchasing the combo ticket, but felt the need to rush through both gardens in one day would dilute the experience. We packed a simple lunch, dressed...More

Thank LUchicago
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Initially we were a little taken aback by the prices here - $30 per person for a self guided visit to the McBryde Garden and a lot more for a guided tour of the Allerton Garden. The $30 option was more in our price range...More

Thank plmn
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Guide was a newby and a little short on info. Don't take combo if you want to see art in Allerton. Very nice, lots of plant variety. They are doing a good work.

Thank Mike E
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We figured we had some time to kill so we would do the self walking tour - once we got there and paid to enter the garden we found out you have to take a bus to the actual location of the garden as its...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017

We did our own tour of this beautiful property. The trees and plants are just gorgeous. We hopped on a bus at our time share, were taken to the property and took a leisurely 2 hour stroll and enjoyed filming some of these amazing sights....More

Thank Fredine R
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Visited with my sister. We both enjoy gardens and view them on our vacations. Enjoyed the commentary from Matt. We were disappointed that we could not see all of Allerton or McBryde - we would have to buy a self-guided ticket to do so! (Not...More

Thank jfales
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Another great place to see tropical botanical and rare species. Well laid out and somewhat self guided.

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We took the self guided tour and picked this garden because the others seemed a bit expensive. They took you there with a buss narrated by very lively guide. It is remarkable and a large place that took us a short of two hours to...More

Thank CallMeCaspian
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I really enjoyed the self-guided tour; i.e. walking the trails. I learned a lot about some of the endangered specimens at the Garden. At the waterfall, I spent a couple hours just reading and listening to the birds. It's really not a big place so...More

Thank BethInOhio
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can I bring a tripod to Mcbryde Garden?
12 June 2017|
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Response from RamblingRoses | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I always do!
How far a drive from poipu beach? Do we need a reservation to come later this week?
28 December 2016|
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Response from NTBGTours | Property representative |
Thank you all! Yes, it is about a 10 minute drive to the South Shore Visitors Center from Poipu Beach. The Visitors Center is located at 4425 Lawai Road right across the street from Spouting Horn. Reservations are... More
Cindy M
Do you have rainbow eucalyptus trees?
2 December 2016|
Response from NTBGTours | Property representative |
Aloha Cindy - We do not have any Rainbow Eucalyptus tress in the McBryde Garden, but we do have a few at the South Shore Visitors Center. They are such a beautiful tree!