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Limahuli Garden and Preserve

5-8291 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-1053
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Nice hike and beautiful views!

If you love the history of the plant life on the island as I do, this is a great experience. Well... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Kelly S
Palo Alto, California, United States
Hidden botanic gem

Thoughtfully laid out botanical garden that educates about the first Hawaiians and their plants... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Carol R
Boston, Massachusetts
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5-8291 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-1053
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

If you love the history of the plant life on the island as I do, this is a great experience. Well marked and identified, the walk up through the valley is amazing, and the views from the plateau are outstanding, and worth the short, easy...More

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Thoughtfully laid out botanical garden that educates about the first Hawaiians and their plants. Lovely path winds around a hillside and ends with a traditional hut. Booklet explaining the plants and uses was very informative. Well-worth a visit!

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

The gardens are almost at the end of the road near ke'e beach - it is an interesting drive with narrow winding roads, but one that you will want to do anyway, so take the time to stop in at the gardens. The gardens are...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 28 July 2017

These gardens are loved by their caretakers! So much care has been given to make the stroll through the preserve educational and beautiful. There are benches throughout so you can stop and take in the natural beauty and majesty of the ancient mountains. It's humbling...More

1  Thank Lydia G
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This garden introduces you to many of the native Hawaiian plants some of which are now endangered. Great photo ops of the flowers, trees, mountains, and ocean. Parking was easy, clean composting restroom, informational booklet for a leisurely and informative walk. Gives you a taste...More

Thank cwbpjt
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Great gardens with incredible views of the ocean. Learned so much about the plants that are native to Kauai and how they are being threatened by invasive imports (both plant and animal). Enjoy the beauty of the gardens. But don't miss the opportunity to learn...More

Thank a123nt
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Lots of parking and a small visitors center and shop. There is a moderate entry fee, but well worth the price. You are given a nice booklet foe a self guided tour. There are gorgeous indigenous plants and flowers. Lots of places to sit and...More

3  Thank Steve S
Reviewed 22 July 2017

The drive out to the gardens is the worst part, but from Princeville, it is beautiful drive anyway. The gardens were great to educate about the plants pre-Polynesian, and post European. Even though most of the plants seem Hawaiian today. Great history, beautiful stroll and...More

Thank tlccva
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We loved Limihuli Gardens. It does a wonderful job of demonstrating how the early Hawaiian settlers survived here, with exhibits not only of the plants they grew but how they grew them using irrigation from the local streams. The booklet provided with the tour also...More

1  Thank D_PN
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Limahuli Garden and Preserve is a private not-for-profit botanical experience. It is a 1-2 hour self guided walk. You will get a little booklet at the entrance and will climb up a terraced garden viewing many native and imported invasive plants. We were fortunate to...More

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Séverine P
31 May 2017|
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Response from 618patricem | Reviewed this property |
You might want to go to their sister garden in the southern part of the island. It's the NTBS Allerton Garden. It's a lovely stroll as the gardens were planted by the Allerton's as outdoor rooms. Perfect for the entire... More
16 January 2017|
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Response from Jen J | Reviewed this property |
No reservations needed.
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Response from jackiecstubbs | Reviewed this property |
The walk is not difficult and there are some stairs built in where the path gets a bit steep. There are benches along the way to rest and also cold water at several stops. You can go at your own pace which makes it... More