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Address: 4425 Lawai Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
Phone Number: +1 808-332-7324
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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NTBG’s Allerton Garden Garden is located on the south shore of Kauai in the...

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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6 of us took the 2 hour guided walking tour of the grounds and gardens. Our guide was Soren - a very knowledgeable person who shared information on the history as well as insights... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Tucson
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176 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

6 of us took the 2 hour guided walking tour of the grounds and gardens. Our guide was Soren - a very knowledgeable person who shared information on the history as well as insights to the many plants, trees and flowers. The cost was $50 per person- and well worth it!

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NTBGTours, Marketing Manager at Allerton Garden, responded to this review

Aloha HowardTucson, Thank you for sharing your review with us and the TripAdvisor community. We are so glad to know that you enjoyed your tour with Soren. Your visit directly supports the critical research and plant conservation efforts of NTBG and protects more than 2,000 acres of public gardens, preserves and historic sites throughout Hawaii and Miami. For that we... More 

Sunrise, Florida
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So I have to say how surprised I was at this tour. It may be a little biased because we had the tour all to ourselves which was a treat. We toured the Allerton Gardens at about 3:00. We had Martín as our tour guide. Honestly this was one of my favorite things that we did on the island and... More 

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NTBGTours, Marketing Manager at Allerton Garden, responded to this review

Mahalo Adam! We are so glad you had a wonderful and personal tour experience with Martin. There is so much to discover in the Allerton Garden and we are so delighted to know you got to see it all. Your visit directly supports conservation of the world's most imperiled plants and protects more than 2,000 acres of public gardens, preserves... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the Allerton Garden Sunset tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and down to earth. The walk was pleasantly paced. The Jurassic Park tress were amazing! When a few mosquitos came out, he showed us local berries that you could rub on your skin for instant relief! I would highly recommend this tour.

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1 Thank Daniel A
NTBGTours, Marketing Manager at Allerton Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review with us and the Trip Advisor Community, Daniel! We are so glad you enjoyed your tour and seeing the Jurassic Trees in person. Your visit supports conservation of endangered plants, research, and educational programming for kids and adults so your visit means so much to us. Thank you for spending some time with us... More 

Santa Rosa, California, United States
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love flowers and plants so this was a wonderful 2 hour tour and well worth the $50 each. Our tour guide David was very knowledgable about the history, plants and statuary. If you love the islands for their foliage then I would highly recommend putting this on your agenda!

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1 Thank Susan402
NTBGTours, Marketing Manager at Allerton Garden, responded to this review

Mahalo Susan402! Allerton Garden is a wonderful escape for plant lovers and we are so glad you were able to spend some time with NTBG during your recent stay. Thanks to your visit NTBG is able to fund critical plant conservation and research and protect more than 2,000 acres of public gardens, preserves and historic sites in Hawaii and Miami.... More 

Stoney Creek, Canada
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful place. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable . The gardens are gorgeous and very well maintained. Could spend an entire day here and still not see everything.

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1 Thank judylsowden
NTBGTours, Marketing Manager at Allerton Garden, responded to this review

Thank you, Judy! We are so happy to know that you had a great time in the gardens. Thank you for your visit we hope to see you again soon! More 

Everett, Washington
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the Allerton Garden tour at sunset recently. Our guide was very knowledgeable with the history and plant species we were able to see on the tour. Since I am a photographer, I got some great pictures on this tour. The light dinner that was served at the end of the tour, during sunset, was delicious. I highly recommend... More 

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NTBGTours, Marketing Manager at Allerton Garden, responded to this review

Aloha Clifton686, Thank you for sharing your review and comments with us and the Trip Advisor community. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your time on the Sunset Tour of Allerton Garden and got some great photos! We never get tired of that yummy dinner either! Your visit directly supports research and conservation efforts and supports not just... More 

Denver, Colorado
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take the tour to hear all about Allerton and his gardens and the influences found in them. A bit too much Jurassic Park hype for me but the balance of the tour was entertaining and informational.

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1 Thank Garry H
NTBGTours, Marketing Manager at Allerton Garden, responded to this review

Aloha Gary, Thank you for sharing your review and comments with us. We are glad you found the tour to be both entertaining and informational. Your visit helps NTBG save plants and for that we are truly thankful! More 

Lewiston, Idaho
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44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour is so very special, do not miss it!!! The settings are not the usual flower gardens with so many same flowers. This is a variety of settings , special gardens and awesome for photo ops. You will remember it for a long time, special on this Island of Kauai.

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NTBGTours, Marketing Manager at Allerton Garden, responded to this review

Thank you, travelsalot1995! We are so happy to know that you enjoyed your Allerton Garden tour and all of the wonderfully scenic stops along the way! We hope you got some great photos too. We are so appreciative of your visit and support of the National Tropical Botanical Garden. We hope you will be back soon or have the opportunity... More 

Silver Spring, MD
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137 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our last day of our trip and we didn't have a flight until after 10pm at night and needed to find something to do. I remembered doing some research on Allerton Gardens and decided to do one of their tours. We arrived ahead of time for their 2pm tour and it looked as though we were going to... More 

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NTBGTours, Marketing Manager at Allerton Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review with us and the Trip Advisor community, hikerchick10. We are so glad to hear that you had an unforgettable experience in the garden! Your visit supports critical plant conservation, research, and education for kids, students and adult learners and for that we are extremely grateful. Thank you for choosing to spend some of your... More 

Canada
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135 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning gardens with many amazing gardens within gardens (Diana's, Thanksgiving, Bamboo, Corrugated, Three Pools, etc.) something very different at every corner. Juan was our guide and although he obviously is passionate and knowledgeable about these gardens and the island, I felt like at times he treated us like little 3rd grader, dumming down what he said. The famous Jurassic Park... More 

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NTBGTours, Marketing Manager at Allerton Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review and feedback with us, Mike5466. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour of Allerton Garden and seeing the Jurassic trees in person. Your feedback is helpful and we appreciate the time you took to visit and share your review. Your visit supports conservation of some of the worlds most imperiled... More 

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