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Allerton Garden

4425 Lawai Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
+1 808-332-7324
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Allerton Sunset Tour and Dinner

This garden was amazing as we saw giant crinum lilies blooming as well as bamboo stands, and... read more

Reviewed today
mistyschulz
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Woodburn, Oregon
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The guided (Allerton) tour is a bore.

The guided (Allerton) tour is a bore. Instead, consider the self-guided tour of the McBryde... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Frankly T
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Los Angeles, California
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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%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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4425 Lawai Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
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Reviewed today via mobile

This garden was amazing as we saw giant crinum lilies blooming as well as bamboo stands, and enjoyed tree roots where Jurassic Park's egg scene was filmed and the mermaid scene in Pirates Of The Carribean 4. We passed by additional areas where the two...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The guided (Allerton) tour is a bore. Instead, consider the self-guided tour of the McBryde garden. The GUIDED tour is led by a sweet guy named David who is chock full of uninteresting information about the family that used to live there and you’re going...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderful!!! So worth the money. We also got 20 percent off using a coupon out of one of the local magazines I picked up at the airport which helped. My family was hesitant to do this tour, especially my kids, but we all loved it!...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I go to this garden ever time I go to Kauai. It is a lovely tour, full of culture, history and beauty. If you can and it is still offered, I would recommend having dinner in the house on the beach. The dinner is so-so...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go in the summer, prepare to take a bath in your own sweat, no kidding. Also make sure you wear long pants, as the $2 insect repellent wipes they sell is not enough to cover all exposed skin. This would be a great...More

Thank Jerry S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing gardens. I’d recommend it to everyone. Jurrasic Park was filmed in an area here. The sculptures and unusual varieties of plants are so unique. A nice walk.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can only visit Allerton with a guided tour. It was very nice 2.5 hour with a 9 and 11 year old in the group. Great guide. Would recommend even though it is expensive. I would consider adding the Mcbryde portion if you are into...More

Thank Gary B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to the gardens not knowing which one to explore and ended up doing the "Sunset Tour and Dinner". We came back at 4pm and met our guide Paul. He took us through the gardens and reflecting pools and was very detailed about the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a guided tour of Allerton Gardens in June 2018 and it was a wonderful experience. The guide was friendly and knowledgable and the gardens themselves are stunning. Robert Allerton and his partner John Greg used their fortune to create a beautiful escape and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughters brought me to the Allerton Garden as a belated 60th birthday present. Fascinating flora and fauna especially the Moreton Bay fig trees with their tremendous roots. In parts of the garden, you feel as if you are going back in time (I guess...More

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BluesharkGatineau
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
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Rick B
4 April 2018|
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Response from peggy b | Reviewed this property |
I booked online when I got there, and was able to use a coupon , I believe I found it an airport brochure I picked up once I landed in Kauai
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ktinbomo
2 February 2018|
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Response from Tinka H | Reviewed this property |
It's a bit confusing as there are two gardens at the National Tropical Gardens. Allerton is only a guided tour of the gardens of the private beach estate. This costs about $50 for a 3 hour guided walking tour. If you have... More
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