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Allerton Garden

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Address: 4425 Lawai Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
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+1 808-332-7324
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

NTBG’s Allerton Garden Garden is located on the south shore of Kauai in the...

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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Sunset Tour gives you some extras

Really beautiful tropical gardens with lots of waterscapes, fountains throughout. Took the best picture of my whole trip at this garden. We went on the Sunset tour and got to tour... read more

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Dana Point, California
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Dana Point, California
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really beautiful tropical gardens with lots of waterscapes, fountains throughout. Took the best picture of my whole trip at this garden. We went on the Sunset tour and got to tour th house too. Dinner was Hula Chicken (shredded), rice, coleslaw, pineapple with soft drinks, can't beat the view from the screened porch. The outdoor rooms were a little different... More 

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New Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Allerton is a privately owned, trust maintained garden. It contains rooms, modeled after European gardens. Don't just go for the Jurassic trees! Matt was our guide - he allowed us to take our time and experience the beauty of garden.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took a limo bus to the park, and then transferred to a park bus with a guide. He gave us a very nice overview of the garden and the history, then we drove on a single lane gravel road down into the property. Great stories about movies filmed mixed in with various details on the plants and fountains in... More 

Thank jsmalnor
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great location to see the variety of tropical botanical. Nicely laid out as a botanical garden but does cost money.

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Eugene, Oregon
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Kauai has several good choices for garden tours and I'd recommend putting this one at the top. It's a bit expensive and requires advanced reservations but the guide was involved and present and the grounds are simply amazing. Takes about three hours and does not get boring. Oh, and be sure to take mosquito repellant. Recommend.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful gardens where you can wander at will. Many specimens are identified which is helpful. It can be quite warm, so wear sturdy shoes and bring lots of water.

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Most beautiful garden! I saw more beauty in one day visiting the garden, than I saw on my whole trip to Hawaii. Spectacular aray of flowers, plants and trees. Our knowledgeble and friendly tourguide made this visit into a fantasy voyage.

Thank mbqofh
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went on this tour because others in my party wanted to see the gardens, I wasn't particularly interested - that is until we actually started walking through the different rooms in the garden. We did the dinner tour, which also walks you through the house and you have a catered dinner at the house. I would highly recommend this.... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

and our guide was so knowledgeable. Enjoyed the entire experience but I would be careful with young children and with people with limited mobility. The walk is long, mostly shaded though.

Thank NanceLW
Waldport, Oregon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We partook of the guided tour of the garden and it was tremendous in terms of the visual as well as learning experience. Terrific guide gave not only information on the flora but also the rich history of this place plus insights and trivia into what went during during the many films shot here. Part of the National Botanical Gardens... More 

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