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Behind the Scenes Tour

by National Tropical Botanical Garden
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Nonrefundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required)

Highlights

  • Acres of plant collections at McBryde & Allerton gardens

  • Educational Biodiversity Trail & multiple garden rooms

  • Chance to stroll paths where former Hawaiian royalty lived

  • Visit to a filming location from the first Jurassic Park

  • Fascinating research at a horticulture center & nursery

Highlights

  • Acres of plant collections at McBryde & Allerton gardens

  • Educational Biodiversity Trail & multiple garden rooms

  • Chance to stroll paths where former Hawaiian royalty lived

  • Visit to a filming location from the first Jurassic Park

  • Fascinating research at a horticulture center & nursery

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Behind the Scenes Tour

Activity Location

Allerton Garden

4425 Lawai Road

Koloa

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • National Tropical Botanical Garden South Shore Visitors Center

    4425 Lawai Road

    Koloa


Description

Can't decide between history, horticulture, and art. This tour combines a visit to both McBryde and Allerton gardens for a taste of both magnificent locations. See stunning plants and visit highlights like the famous Jurassic Trees in Allerton Garden, explore our Conservation Nursery adn marvel in teh beauty of Waihulili Waterfall..

Make your way to the visitor center at the National Tropical Botanical Garden and board a shuttle for the quick into the Gardens. Viewto McBryde Garden. This sprawling sanctuary is home to rare and endangered tropical plants and the largest collection of native Hawaiian flora in existence. Admire an extensive palm collection, flowering trees, Rubiaceae, heliconias, orchids, and other plants that have been collected from around the globe.

You will also see a bit of Allerton Garden, a masterpiece of landscape architecture that was named one of the “50 Places of a Lifetime in America” by National Geographic Traveler. Listen to the peaceful trickling of pools, water features, and fountains as you walk among statues on the European-influenced estate. Before your tour concludes, get a behind-the-scenes look at a state-of-the-art horticultural center to see rare plant cultivation and research in action.

And, perhaps most beautiful you will see, hear and smell the tropical gardens surrounding our private waterfall. Take that perfect selfie while water rushes behind you.

Tour includes several trips on and off the bus, but is primarily a walking tour. Please be prepared for uneven and unpaved terrain that you will casually walk.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Allerton Garden and McBryde Garden

  • Admission fees

  • Shuttle ride from the visitor center to the gardens


Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and younger are complimentary.

  • This activity is mostly wheelchair accessible. There are steps into and out of the trams/buses to board or disembark.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Behind the Scenes Tour ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

4.5 out of 5

5/5 Jul 30, 2018

Our driver was very informative and patience with us. I know we have to rush in hour because that's what we paid for. Make sure to hurry up taking pictures of all you need, if you don't want to miss other places to visit or you paid for nothing. Like I said timing is important. Be on time if you want to see all the place.

Camille M

United States

5/5 May 7, 2018

the tour was very interesting and learning about the different plants. the tour guide was fun and very laid back, very knowledgeable about the plant life and history of Kauai's plants. the grounds are beautiful and well maintained. fun experience would do it again!