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Limahuli Garden and Preserve

5-8291 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-1053
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Juanita P.

Husband and I did the self directed tour. Very detailed guidebook. Amazing ancient terraces. Strong... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2016
Copperopolis, California
via mobile
Interesting garden in a dramatic setting

The three gardens of the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Kauai are all well worth visiting... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2016
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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5-8291 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-1053
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Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Husband and I did the self directed tour. Very detailed guidebook. Amazing ancient terraces. Strong emphasis on history of original Hawaiians. Many endangered plant specimens. Showed damage caused by invasive species. Beautiful walk/hike. Come prepared for rain.

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Reviewed 21 May 2016

The three gardens of the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Kauai are all well worth visiting but the Limahuli Garden is my favorite of the three. It is certainly the most unique. All around the garden there are dramatic views of mountains and the sea...More

3  Thank Skipper050
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Very beautiful garden. If you like gardens it is a required visit. Only minor complaint was guide talked too much about botany...I felt a botany tour would be fine...but there should also be a tour for folks who just want an overview.

Reviewed 30 April 2016

What a treat to have Freddy as our tour guide! He's engaging, knowledgable and really pleasant. The lush and tropical setting is incredibly well maintained and you'll learn so much about the native vs modern vegetation. The guided tour is probably right at a mile...More

4  Thank Emily J
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

The only reason I didn't give it a 5 rating is because of the $20 admission fee. I was glad to pay it because management seemed genuine about conservation and public education, but I know that some people would balk at paying $20 to walk...More

1  Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Limahuli Garden is near the end of Kuhio Highway on the north shore of the island, a little past Haena Beach Park and the dry cave. The garden features native plants as well as those that were culturally significant to Hawaiians, such as taro and...More

1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 25 April 2016

While this is a lush and lovely setting, I would say this is more of a native tree botanical garden exhibit than a plant and floral setting. I was expecting a wide variety of plants and flowers, with beautiful and colorful foliage. However, this was...More

1  Thank huey21
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a beautiful garden and preserve. It is located almost at the northwest end of highway 56 going towards Ke'a beach. Spectacular views of the ocean once you get to a higher elevation of the garden. Beautiful flowers and the trees are huge and...More

Thank obviousk
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Every year, we look forward to revisiting our most favorite botanical garden. We arrive just before the gates open at 9:30 so that we have the garden to ourselves. This garden beautifully presents rare and endangered native plants in a natural setting and stunning views....More

1  Thank ThePuba
Reviewed 15 April 2016

We were checked in very efficiently. Our docent, Elise, gave us a first-rate,well-researched and informative tour. Call ahead in the winter to see if she is on for your day. We learned a lot about when plants arrived and how they fit into the Hawaiian...More

1  Thank johnr1948_
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Séverine P
Is it kids-friendly? We have a 3 year old daughter. Can we take the stroller there? Thank you.
31 May 2017|
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Response from 618patricem | Reviewed this property |
You might want to go to their sister garden in the southern part of the island. It's the NTBS Allerton Garden. It's a lovely stroll as the gardens were planted by the Allerton's as outdoor rooms. Perfect for the entire... More
Do you need to reserve ahead of the time of visit?
17 January 2017|
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Response from Parabola | Reviewed this property |
Nope. No need to reserve in advance.
Is the walk difficult?
19 March 2016|
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Response from jackiecstubbs | Reviewed this property |
The walk is not difficult and there are some stairs built in where the path gets a bit steep. There are benches along the way to rest and also cold water at several stops. You can go at your own pace which makes it... More