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Allerton Garden

4425 Lawai Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
+1 808-332-7324
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Jurassic Park Movie Trees

Those trees are stupendous! The size, the beauty! Stunning! The guide, our Plant Geek, was full... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Wanda S
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
via mobile
Definitely worth a visit

I've been to Kauai probably 30+ times since 1975 and had never gone to Allerton Gardens....don't... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
TravelinWillers
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Clayton, California
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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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“our tour guide” (106 reviews)
“jurassic park” (102 reviews)
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4425 Lawai Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Those trees are stupendous! The size, the beauty! Stunning! The guide, our Plant Geek, was full of information, funny and will to take great photos of us with the trees! The lipstick tree, sampling fruit, sculptures sprinkled throughout the spaces. Around every turn beautiful landscapes!!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've been to Kauai probably 30+ times since 1975 and had never gone to Allerton Gardens....don't know what took me so long. It's a wonderful place to learn about the flora and fauna in the islands, and the little hike around is so peaceful. The...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The tour of the Allerton Garden was outstanding. Our tour guide David Dickerson was extremely experienced, funny, good natured and knowledgeable, making our tour of the Allerton Botanical Garden one of the highlights of our trip to Kauai. The tour starts with a short drive...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My second time at this garden and it is so worth a visit. Gorgeous setting with so much history. Our guide was full of so much information on the plants and the stories of the garden.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a tour through the garden. It was a very enjoyable and relaxing meander through the gardens showcasing the many different plants and garden rooms developed by the previous owners. A must for garden enthusiasts and a short drive from the Sheraton.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the sunset tour. Our guide was fabulous from the moment we set foot on the bus. He had more than enough history to Fascinate us during the whole evening. Beautiful place to visit. We took lots of pictures. we enjoyed the dining...More

Thank Judy C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We Thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour of the Allerton garden, part of the national botanical tropical gardens. Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. Our meal at the Allerton house was simple but good and ample with a gracious host. The drive back included a spectacular...More

Thank Julie R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a tour through our hotel concierge and were told that they could accommodate my husband as he is in a wheelchair. They would use a golf cart to give us a guided tour. At no time during the booking process were we told...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only available via arranged tours. These gardens have sample vegetation from all over the world. Different areas are called "rooms," and are very different from each other. A glimpse into the life and times of the very wealthy of the 30's and 1940's.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a Sunset Tour of the gardens. A bus picked us up from Diamond Resorts in Poipu. The guide on the bus was pretty good. I asked in advance if a "mobility" version of the tour was available. A golf cart with guide...More

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ktinbomo
2 February 2018|
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Response from Gregory A | Reviewed this property |
There is a very small garden behind the visitor center that you may be able to walk through with out getting a tour ticket.We did it while we were waiting for our tour. The Allerton Gardens are a ten minute bus ride from the... More
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troubletaster
9 May 2017|
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Response from NTBGTours | Property representative |
Hi Troubletaster, Guided Allerton tours are $50 for adults and $25 for children. We also offer a sunset dinner tour of Allerton Garden that includes a light meal at the Allerton's House at the end of the tour for $95. If... More
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LaMichelita
6 May 2017|
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Response from LaMichelita | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for your answers. We are back now. We dropped in without making a reservation and they we were booked up for the time we wanted. But the lady at the counter said you usually don't have to book ahead of time, there... More
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