National Tropical Botanical Garden, Poipu

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Wander among lush greenery and exotic plants at National Tropical Botanical Garden, set on the former estate of Hawaiian royalty. Explore the garden's array of native plant species, arranged in multiple landscaped sections nestled between the ocean and forested cliffs. Join a guided tour to learn a bit more about the garden's development, the history of the area, and the local flora. Keep in mind that you must book a tour ahead of time either by calling in or via the website. Put National Tropical Botanical Garden on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Poipu day trip app .
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  • This is a research facility which covers 180 acres. You can choose a walking self guided tour or a guided one on a bus. We like to walk. The different zones of the garden are clearly demarcated, good ...  more »
  • Learned a lot - who Allerton was, Queen Emma former owner of the area, many plants were introduced and not native to Hawaii, many film locations are here, including the first Jurassic Park and going a...  more »
  • Well worth the time. Plus you get access to Allerton beach. Its a easy walk along the creek in the garden. The dinner was more than we expected and we were given some free time to explore the house an...  more »
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  • After visiting the botanical garden on the big island, this was a bit of a disappointment. As another reviewer stated, it simply lacks the wow factor. It very much feels like a work in progress with many planned expansions (snack back.. who cares) and a tropical orchard. Well kept grounds with large open areas, some lacking shade. The bio-diversity trail was the highlight, but felt a tad hokey and contrived. As much as I appreciate what they are doing for the preservation of plant species, I can't recommend this as a place to visit.
  • Simply exquisite. Contains the rarest, most diverse variety of botanical plants in the world. Highly recommend the guided combo tour for Allerton and McBride as they both provide unique experiences. Many scenes from Jurassic Park filmed here. Use coupon code "web10" for 10 percent off when reserving online.
  • We took the new guided tour of McBryde Garden. Our tour leader, Kelley, was awesome and very knowledgeable about this wonderful garden. Be sure to start tours across from Spouting Horn on Lawai Road, not at the Headquarters on Papalina!
  • This is the administration building - nice view over a nearby valley, helpful staff, but not the actual garden you can visit. Search NTBG Allerton Garden for the visitor's center.
  • This stop-over was amazing! We went on Christmas morning and it was a wonderful tour. I'd recommend this to anyone who visits Kauai. The gardens are beautiful, and you'll sample breadfruit, homegrown citrus, and much more.

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