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McBryde Garden

4425 Lawai Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9669
+1 808-742-2623
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Beautiful Gardens

This along with Allerton Gardens is also very nice. Take the tour of both and enjoy both native... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Robin S
El Cajon, California
Pride of McBryde

McBryde Gardens were established as a gift for life to the people of Kauai by Mr. McBryde in 1970... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Edina, Minnesota
via mobile
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NTBG’s McBryde 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 outstanding garden, known for its diverse collection of tropical plants. McBryde, NTBG’s flagship garden, is home to the world’s largest collection of native Hawaiian flora, many endangered or having gone extinct in the wild. It is a “botanical ark”, filled with palms, flowering trees, ornamental flowers, and unusual plants from the tropical world.National Tropical Botanical Garden is a nonprofit institution, dedicated to saving and studying tropical plants.
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  • Poor5%
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“guided tour” (34 reviews)
“native plants” (19 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
4425 Lawai Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9669
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This along with Allerton Gardens is also very nice. Take the tour of both and enjoy both native and non-native plants.

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

McBryde Gardens were established as a gift for life to the people of Kauai by Mr. McBryde in 1970 over a former sugar cane planation. It encompasses 2000 acres of pristine land and is the first of three National Tropical Botanical Gardens on Kauai and...More

Thank ll123blue
Reviewed 23 October 2017

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed strolling through this rather large garden after a short and informative shuttle ride from the visitor’s center. There are all types of plants, flowers along with open meadows and a brook. The garden is a great way to spend...More

Thank RU4NJ
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Excellent tour guide. The garden is serious botanical stuff rather than attractive. It seemed dry and ill kept in places.

Thank hinau
Reviewed 8 October 2017

My daughter loves gardens and decided she wanted to see this one. The price seemed a bit high but pretty much anything on the island is pricey. I wish had done some reading up on the gardens ahead of time as we would have planned...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Self-guided tour that takes about an hour. It is so peaceful and far less crowded than most of the other island attractions. Definitely a must-do during a trip of 4 days or more. Best to go early in the morning or late in the afternoon....More

1  Thank Sara M
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Plan a minimum of an hour - you have to get on a bus and it takes you to the garden. I suggest packing a picnic and water/drinks for a 2 hour visit. There is a lot to see. The tour guide for the bus...More

Thank TravelinWillers
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Nteresting in that this is a garden with a main focus on biodiversity and maintaining plant life for humanity. Self-guided tour yet bus driver to this garden from the main center provides information to the level of understanding needed to walk about and enjoy the...More

Thank Frankie J
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Our first full day in Kauai we visited McBryde Garden & Allerton Garden. Such breathtaking views. It has a spout where water blows up through. Very cool. A must do!

Thank Mery C
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We really enjoyed our time there. The garden is full of scenery you can't find anywhere else. The garden is not at the place you park so there is a short bus ride there. The guide tells about the history and about the different paths....More

1  Thank mecmom11
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12 June 2017|
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Response from RamblingRoses | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I always do!
27 December 2016|
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Response from NTBGTours | Property representative |
Thank you all! Yes, it is about a 10 minute drive to the South Shore Visitors Center from Poipu Beach. The Visitors Center is located at 4425 Lawai Road right across the street from Spouting Horn. Reservations are... More
Cindy M
2 December 2016|
Response from NTBGTours | Property representative |
Aloha Cindy - We do not have any Rainbow Eucalyptus tress in the McBryde Garden, but we do have a few at the South Shore Visitors Center. They are such a beautiful tree!