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Limahuli Garden and Preserve

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Address: 5-8291 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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Highly recommend taking a guided tour

This is a beautiful garden. Chuck, our tour guide, made the experience even that much better. The staff and volunteers clearly love what they do. This garden is a treasure.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lynn S
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Forestville, Wisconsin
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Forestville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful garden. Chuck, our tour guide, made the experience even that much better. The staff and volunteers clearly love what they do. This garden is a treasure.

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upstate NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely take the walking tour! The tour takes about 2 hours. The Naturalist we had talked about many of the plants, their history and their medicinal uses. There are stunning views of the gardens and the ocean. We brought our lunch and walked the pathways again. Our favorite garden on Kauai.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

spent a fine 2 hours exploring this amazing garden - full of botanical and hawaiian history. Requires some walking up hill and down.....but even the lower more accessible section of the garden is work the visit. The views from up top are fine. The signage is good, and staff friendly and helpful.....bring your bug spray and dress in layers.............appreciated learning... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an outstanding guided tour. Our guide was a volunteer named Nancy who has been there for 22 years. She did the tour backwards, starting with the oldest plants first. Her 2 hour tour lasted 4 hours with our questions and encouragement. We recommend it to anyone interested in the history of the island.

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Thank Jim S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour was hosted by Elise who was one of the best guides we've ever had. I was expecting the standard flora and fauna tour but was pleasantly surprised with a large dose of Hawaiian history. It was the best excursion value on the island although one has to drive over several one lane bridges to reach the end of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautifully managed preserve is a must see. You really get a feel for how the ancient Hawaiians used every bit of land to its best advantage. It's been 'restored', meaning a lot of non-native plants ripped out, revealing the old stone walls that formed terraces for taro. There are several species of banana here that are extinct everywhere else... More 

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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though the rain threatened (and succeeded), the four of us wanted to do the tour. Too us it was incredibly educational. Following the free booklet with all sorts of information, we learned so much about Hawaii and specifically Kauai. Suddenly, so many trees became familiar. The climb was done easily, even for us heavies, there is water to drink... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fantastic garden nearly at the end of the road on the north side of Kauai, HI. The garden has many endangered plants native to Hawaii and only native to Kauai. The garden is a vertical piece of land about 72 acres. From the entrance to the top of the garden has an elevation of about 200 feet.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens are beautiful- we view them in January, but I would love to see them in the summer. We are members and continue to support the Garden's efforts to preserve the native, rare species. Each year we tour they have done some improvement. It is very nice to go up to the highest point in the garden where they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The mission of the NTBG is to preserve native plants and biodiversity. They fight a tough battle here in the Limahuli valley, but is a wonderful magical place. Staff and volunteers first-rate. Please visit and support their mission.

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