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Allerton Garden

4425 Lawai Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
+1 808-332-7324
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The gardens were absolutely incredible. The tour guide could've been more knowledgeable and focused... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sara M
via mobile
Totally unexpected

The Allerton Garden is not a garden but a tropical paradise. Visitors take a mini bus that hugs the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tucson, Arizona USA
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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
4425 Lawai Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
+1 808-332-7324
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The gardens were absolutely incredible. The tour guide could've been more knowledgeable and focused less on his personal story, but well worth it. This is a guided tour only and lasts approximately 2.5 hours.

Thank Sara M
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Allerton Garden is not a garden but a tropical paradise. Visitors take a mini bus that hugs the coast and stops in a veritable forest. The tour highlights unbelievable garden "rooms" that the Allerton family planted beginning in the 1930s. Not-to-be-believed trees and flowers...More

Thank pansygunning
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Made our first visit to Allerton Gardens. They offer only guided tours, 2.5 hours and the early morning tour is recommended, along with a reservation. Located in a valley off a private road, the Trust maintains the vision intended by its founders, as well as...More

Thank Ron F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gardens are breathtaking with many water features. Sadly the water pump was not working the day we took our tour. It did not take away from the beauty in any way. This botanical garden showcased plants & trees not see anywhere else in the...More

Thank Schopp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free to the public. Very ample parking and a gift shop. Walkways make the experience enjoyable. Easy contour. Enjoyable outdoor activity

Thank BKL33458
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are not horticulturalist, but after today's 2 1/2 hour tour with Bob - Bob is the man! - we feel like we stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night 🙄 Bob was incredibly knowledgeable about the plants in the extensive, world class botanical...More

Thank stephenhG2548GH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This gives one a feeling of total immersion in the early days of European "estate" development in the garden isle. In Allerton gardens it was done with rare respect for the character of the environment. Landscaping genius. And natural enough for some key scenes of...More

Thank Ron N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was enjoyable, but I would not go out of your way. Just go if you are in the area and have a spare couple of hours and like gardens. They are more landscape rooms and if you go to lots of gardens, this one...More

Thank happyarchitect
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was another beautiful place in Kauai. We were visiting my cousins that own a home there and they knew they their way around (thank goodness) so we were able to visit a lot more sites. And this one was quite impressive. I would go...More

1  Thank Mery C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a guided tour for us. The gardens were left in a trust which is specific about how the gardens are maintained. This hurts the maintenance a bit. Your entry fee supports lots of projects . There are no restrooms along the path. It...More

1  Thank Delbert B
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9 May 2017|
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
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
Ron W
16 April 2017|
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Response from jammerspot | Reviewed this property |
yes, there are some at top of garden before the tour and some located down in the garden. Modern facilities.