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Princeville Botanical Gardens - Tours

3840 Ahonui Pl, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722-5530
+1 808-634-5505
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Wonderful Tour

This your was a highlight of our trip. The garden is awesome and Mary Jo, our guide was very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patricia B
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Windsor, California
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Beautiful gardem

We meandered through a well thought out garden. We enjoyed tasty local fruits and honey along the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
801sheryld
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Fargo, North Dakota
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Princeville Botanical Gardens is a family owned and operated garden paradise located in the Princeville area on the magnificent north shore of Kauai. The Robertson Family, with the help of their close gardening friend, Michael, have transformed their 8-acre retirement home into a breathtaking garden with dramatic landscaping in two steep valleys. The Robertsons grow a small cacao (chocolate) grove and part of every tour is a chocolate tasting and lesson on how chocolate is made. Longer tours include samples of delicious tropical fruits. The fun, educational tours of the garden include ethnobotanical and medicinal uses of plants, stories and information about native Hawaiian and "canoe" plants, and much more about a diverse collection of species from around the world. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Visitors can experience the garden on pre-scheduled tours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Tours are not recommended for children under 6 years. We strongly recommend good walking shoes. Please be sure to call us before visiting. Thank you!
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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3840 Ahonui Pl, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722-5530
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+1 808-634-5505
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This your was a highlight of our trip. The garden is awesome and Mary Jo, our guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and provided a few unexpected perks during the tour. We had samples of many fruits grown there and a very interesting education on how...More

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We meandered through a well thought out garden. We enjoyed tasty local fruits and honey along the way. There was a walking bridge, a stream and a waterfall that added to the beauty. We learned about the health benefits of plants. A highlight was learning...More

Thank 801sheryld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Princeville Botanical Garden Tour was very enjoyable. I love the diversity of plants in Hawaii and this private garden was a gem among gardens. The operators are very friendly and knowledgeable of the history of that area. The chocolate tasting was very informative too.

2  Thank Michael F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a nearby botanical garden, and started out skeptical of a three hour guided tour of a small (10 acre) botanical garden, but were quickly proven wrong. It was a great tour by knowledgeable staff, complete with chocolate tasting. What's not to...More

Thank tlynch999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were led through the beautiful grounds by Lori (hopefully I spelled that correctly). She was very knowledgeable about the many, many different types of plants, flowers and trees on the property. Our tour guide explained how many of the plants offer healing properties and...More

1  Thank Emily D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very enjoyable 3 hour tour in a tropical botanical garden. Our tour guide Harold was very informative and knowledgeable. He answered all our questions and knew the names of eveythhing. He added a personal touch. There were flowers and trees we have...More

Thank V4534TWcarolm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must see Gardens with exotic and rare botanicals. The tours include a highly informative chocolate tasting. The walking tour is extensive and covers a large variety of species and tasting of local fruits. Touring staff is wonderfully informative and very friendly.

1  Thank Andy L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did this on our last day in Kauai...we wanted something easy that had good views where we could learn a little about the flora of the island. This was perfect for that!!! Beware tho, when we plug in the address on the gps it...More

Thank Yadira E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Honestly, I only went on this tour because my husbands aunt was in Kauai with us and she wanted to go. My husband and I both agreed to go on this tour but didn't really want to. However, we both ended up enjoying this tour....More

1  Thank Mumzard
Jason R, Public Relations Manager at Princeville Botanical Gardens - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It's our greatest pleasure that we were able to provide you with such a pleasant surprise on your vacation. We will do our best to live up to the very flattering comparison to the renowned Butchart Gardens in British Columbia. Thank you for taking the...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is one of the best botanical gardens I have never been to! Our guide Jenny was extremely knowledgeable about all of the plants as well as the chocolate. We have been coming to Princeville for years and never realized it was here. Highly recommended.

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judygecko
26 April 2017|
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Response from travelprone67 | Reviewed this property |
Just call, they are very helpful and accommodating.
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Jules June F
11 February 2017|
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Response from Susan W | Reviewed this property |
$65 for 3 hour tour and chocolate tasting.
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Icookjam2
31 May 2016|
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Response from Jason R | Property representative |
I'm very sorry for the delayed response, but all these helpful people who came before are correct. The gardens are not suitable for such a wheelchair, but please call us directly to see what other options we might have.
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