Allerton Garden Entry at National Tropical Botanical Garden with Guided Tour
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Allerton Garden Entry at National Tropical Botanical Garden with Guided Tour

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Visit: Allerton Garden, 4425 Lawai Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741


Tour the garden to see towering rainforest trees with tall curving roots that grow near bronze mermaids, a grove of swaying golden bamboo, a cut-flower garden, and tropical fruit trees. Here the focus is on landscape design, but among the plantings are botanically important species of the tropics, including varieties of palms, ki (ti), heliconias, and gingers.

Nestled in the stunning Lawai Valley, Allerton Garden as we know it today has a rich history of philanthropy, art, and botanical curiosity that begins with Robert Allerton.

Robert was an aspiring artist, a philanthropist, and “the richest bachelor in Chicago,” but it wasn’t until he became an amateur landscape architect that he discovered his life’s purpose – to become a patron of the arts. In 1938 Robert purchased 83 acres of the valley with his lifetime companion and adopted son John Gregg, and created his garden paradise. Together they transformed the grounds to become a living museum of curated plant collections, priceless art, and water features.

Tour Length: 2.5 hours.

All our visits begin at our South Shore Visitors Center across from Spouting Horn

Located at 4425 Lawaʻi Road in Koloa, (across the street from Spouting Horn) the South Shore Visitors Center is the gateway to McBryde Garden and Allerton Garden. All tours begin and end at the South Shore Visitors Center where parking, ticketing, and gift shop are located.

Get directions to the Visitors Center or use GPS coordinates +21 53′ 8.67″, -159 29′ 33.04″ in your navigation device.

Arrival and Check In

Parking and check in for all McBryde and Allerton Garden tours is available at the South Shore Visitor Center located at 4425 Lawai Road, Po`ipu, HI. Each tour includes a narrated, 15-minute shuttle ride to and from the gardens along the dramatic coastline of the South Shore.

What to Bring

Allerton guided tours are an outdoor experience and weather can be unpredictable on Kauaʻi. Visitors are encouraged to dress for the weather and terrain. Please bring the following items with you:

Comfortable walking shoes

Rain protection

Sun protection

Water bottle

Insect repellant

Water bottle filling stations and concessions are available at the South Shore Visitors Center and Food for Thought tram stop in McBryde Garden.

Garden Closures

Weather or emergency-related closure of the gardens will be posted with as much advance notice as possible on our website, Facebook, and Twitter pages. Registered visitors will also receive an email, text message, or call.

Cancellation Policy

24-hour cancellation required for full refund, 72 hours for groups of 5 or more.

Visit: McBryde Garden, 4425 Lawai Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9669


Visit: National Tropical Botanical Garden, 4425 Lawai Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI


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  • Walking guided tour
  • Entry/Admission - Allerton Garden
  • Entry/Admission - McBryde Garden
  • Entry/Admission - National Tropical Botanical Garden
Not included
  • None-
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 27 travelers
5 | 2019-07-29

The garden and the coast line is beautiful and the tour was very fun but our guide made the entire trip worthwhile.



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