National Tropical Botonical Gardens


Member Rating 4 out of 5 by aponyah on August 20, 2002

The Bill and Jean Lane Visitor Center is the check-in point for tours of the McBryde Garden and the Allerton Garden and is directly across from Spouting Horn in Poi`pu, Kaua`i.It is free and well worth it. Nestled on 10 acres of gardens, the Center is reminiscent of 1920s plantation-style homes and received statewide recognition for its historical restoration. The gardens are immaculately manicured. You stroll through giant palms and flowering bushes and trees. The smell is dreamy. The staff is very informed and the Gift Shop inside the Center features a variety of products made from tropical materials and scientific and popular books, videos, and botanical posters. selection of books is fantastic. See this garden and the knowledge will carry over to every part of Kauai you visit. Call (808) 742-2433. Open Mondays-Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Secluded between rugged cliffs dropping down to a verdant valley floor, McBryde Garden is a treasure house of tropical flora. See rare and endangered Hawaiian species and learn about the efforts to save them. Stroll through McBryde Garden's Bamboo Bridge section, visit the living laboratory where scientists are still discovering the secrets of these plants. Take a trip back to ancient Hawaii in the Canoe Garden. Days: Monday through Saturday Hours: 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Duration: Approx. 1-1/2 hours Distance: Combination of transportation by vehicle and one-mile walk at any easy pace. Cost: $15 per person; tours self-guided, self-paced. Trams into valley every hour on the half-hour. Trams exit valley every hour on the hour. Attire: Comfortable walking shoes, long pants and/or mosquito repellant, hat for shade, bottled water. Reservations: Not required; first come first serve basis. Check-in: 15 minutes before tour leaves Also offered for the McBryde Garden Days: Mondays only Hours: 9:30 a.m. Duration: Approx. 2-1/2 hours Distance: Combination of transportation by vehicle and one-mile walk at any easy pace. Cost: $30 per person; guided tour. Attire: Comfortable walking shoes, long pants and/or mosquito repellant, hat for shade, bottled water. Check-in: 15 minutes before tour leaves Tours depart from the Visitor Center across from Spouting Horn in Poipu. Phone: (808) 742-2623
Allerton Tropical Gardens
Visitor Center--Lawai Road
Poipu, Hawaii, 96756
+1 808 742 2623

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