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Allerton Garden

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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4425 Lawai Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
+1 808-332-7324
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 July 2005

I toured the Allerton Gardens last week and our tour guide, John, was very knowledgeable, personable and a good cheerleader for NTBG. The gardens are beautiful, and the history of the gardens was fascinating. I am not a botanist but the information provided was geared...More

15  Thank Needsavacation
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 18 March 2010

We toured the Allerton Garden in Kauai 3 years ago. Our guide then was very informative and funny. We started the tour just across the river from the house. We enjoyed it so much we took extended family with us when we toured it several...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed the botanical gardens on Kauai near Poipu beach and spouting horn. These botanical gardens are impressive and well worth the trip. We usually make a day out of Poipu beach, spouting horn and the botanical gardens with dinner or happy hour at the Beach...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Allerton Garden tour at the National Botanical Gardens. It is a lovely tour and our guide was great. It is a couple of hours for the tour. You are bused to the gardens from the main center and the guide takes you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the sunset tour. Clayton was an excellent guide. He was very knowledgeable regarding the plants and the Allertons. Touring the house was nice and the light meal was good.

Thank 184RonB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A tour through the Allerton Gardens is a lovely way to spend a few hours on vacation. Additionally, the tours help support some important environmental work that they do at the gardens. It's especially fun to stand in the roots of the Jurrasic Park Movie...More

Thank PMBeagle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed hiking around the gardens with a knowledgeable guide. There were many types of tropical plants and flowers.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend the #SUNSET Guided Tour. Did this tour last month in Sept and loved every minute! It is such an amazing place. The guide -- can't remember his name; but attached a pic [hope he doesn't mind] :) -- was very knowledgeable about...More

Thank MattyJ_PerthAU
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gardens created on the Allerton estate, lovely to walk in and explore created to be beautiful and restful. A lovely example of what money could create many years ago. Using local and imported plants in very creative ways. Statuary adds emphasis to many of the...More

Thank Kerry G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a small group misty day tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and super patient with the plethora of questions from the children on the tour. We saw beautiful garden features, fointains and sculptures. The gardens are extensive and beautifully laid out. Really feel...More

Thank knoxvillelaura
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went not realizing that the Allerton Garden is by tour only and we ended up joining a departing group with guide Michael. Once we got into the garden we really appreciated having the guide- he went into the history of the garden, pointed out...More

Thank Christine L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this was a fantastic tour led by a very good host. We learned so much about the native plants of hawaii and the ones that were brought to the island. These gardens are absolutely beautiful. We have taken this tour a few times and always...More

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27 September 2018|
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Response from scrappinbug | Reviewed this property |
Well, if the cruise ship doesn’t have island excursion shuttles, you can perhaps try an Uber. The drive from the port in Lihue to the garden is roughly 20-30 minutes. It’s not a big island
24 September 2018|
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Response from scrappinbug | Reviewed this property |
The Allerton McBride botanical gardens or up near Poipu. I believe the crew ship ports in Lihue. There may be an excursion bus that takes you up to this garden, ask the activities director
5 April 2018|
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Response from 11SJ987 | Reviewed this property |
You might want to consider which is closer, Princeville is on the north end of the island, Allerton/McBride on the south end. We stayed in Poipu and went to Allerton, really enjoyed the tour, history, etc. - and it was only... More