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Allerton Garden, Poipu

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#3 of 11 in Parks in Poipu
Allerton Garden is a gem in the crown of Hawaii National Tropical Botanical Gardens. Designed by Queen Emma of Hawaii and shaped by time, the garden is shaded by large rainforest plant life and tropical fruit. Flowers, ginger, and palms flourish and fill the area with sweet smells. All this natural beauty is complemented by sculptures, fountains, and manicured lawns inspired by European gardens. Take a self-guided tour through the gardens, and stop at the visitor center for literature and to ask the staff any questions. By using our Poipu day trip website , you can arrange your visit to Allerton Garden and other attractions in Poipu.
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  • David was a wonderful tour guide of the Allerton Gardens. He was a former arborist there and had trimmed many of the trees over the years. Had lots of stories. A delightful and beautiful tour.  more »
  • On the Garden Island what could be better than walking through Allerton Garden where Jurassic Park and Pirates of the Caribbean were filmed? Exotic trees, beautiful sculptures, views of the ocean. Gre...  more »
  • We thought we were going to an ordinary botanical garden but we were surprised. We took a shuttle for about 15 minutes and found beautiful gardens! We spent about 2 hours hiking through the gardens an...  more »
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  • The gardens are home to a magnificent collection of tropical plants. Whatever the time of year visitors to Kauai should take the time to visit. I find I need at least two hours on a visit to explore the gardens and full enjoy the collections .
  • I'll start out by saying that this isn't what I'd normally expect from a botanical garden. There was quite a bit of focus on the Allertons themselves during the tour. Our guide tried to make this entertaining rather than a dry history lesson. And they did have enough interesting design in the garden to explain to make this work...even if some stories could get long winded. Personality, I liked the more modern history. They were than happy to show us exactly where movie scenes were filmed and let us take pictures there.
  • Beauty of nature gathered in one place. Three gigantic fig trees that have been featured in Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean many other movies are just magnificent! Allerton Garden was once private estate. (The admission is a bit too pricey, that's why it gets 4 stars).
  • Unbelievable botanical garden. Our guide was very knowledgeable. A true must see for anyone interested in nature
  • A tour of Allerton Garden starts with a shuttle bus that picks you up by check-in area near the gift shop, which then drives you to the private property just to the west. Allerton Garden is divided into various sections, some of which are known as "rooms," which are small yards enclosed by bushy walls, with some kind of theme within the yard. There are various plants, trees, statues, and artificial water structures such as waterfalls. The tour guide describes the story behind the structures and the purpose of the fruits and trees you come across. The tour also brings you up close to the group of Moreton Bay Fig trees, which were briefly featured in the movie Jurassic Park as the large trees which had the unique tree roots that held dinosaur eggs. Overall the tour is a good experience for people who want to enjoy a very long stroll in a lush place, while taking photographs of the sights.

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