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Allerton
Garden

4425 Lawa’i Road
Koloa, HI
See map: Google Maps
(808)742-2623

Allerton

Garden

4425 Lawa’i Road

Koloa , HI

See map: Google Maps

(808)742-2623

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Located on the South Shore of Kaua’i between the Pacific Ocean and NTBG’s McBryde Garden, Allerton Garden is a paradise transformed through time by the hands of a Hawaiian Queen, a sugar plantation magnate, and most significantly by an artist and an architect.

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.

 

The earliest history of Allerton Garden was intermingled with the upper part of the Lawa’i Valley that is now the McBryde Garden. Both were integral to the ahupua’a (land division) of Lawa’i. It was not until well after the arrival of the first Europeans in the late 1700s and the subsequent changes to the traditional Hawaiian way of life that the history of the lower Lawa’i Valley began to diverge from that of the upper valley.

Allerton Garden Guided Tour, South Shore, Kaua`i

Relax, connect and be inspired

Allerton Garden is a landscape architecture masterpiece named one of the ’50 Places of a Lifetime’ by National Geographic Traveler.

Guided tours of Allerton Garden are part garden tour, part art exhibit and entirely unique. Visitors are guided through expertly crafted garden rooms that feature exotic plants, sculptures, and water features.

Allerton Garden also has a rich history as a Hollywood film location for many notable movies and TV shows. See the towering roots of the famous Moreton Bay fig trees featured in blockbusters like Jurassic Park and Pirates of the Caribbean.

For more information please call: (808) 742-2623

日本語ガイドによるツアーご用意しております。ご予約はメールアドレス:tours@ntbg.orgまでご連絡ください。
​Tours available in Japanese. Email tours@ntbg.org to make a reservation.

Tour Type: Guided Tour

 

Departure: Tuesday – Saturday
Tour Times: Tour departs the South Shore Visitors Center every hour from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the top of the hour.
Tour Duration: 2.5 hours
Ticket Prices:
Adults – $60
Children (6-12) – $30
Children under 5 – Free
Closed Toe Shoes Required for all Tours and Garden Access
No Slippers or Sandals. Guests will be rescheduled to another tour if they do not have the appropriate footwear

Allerton Garden at Sunset, South Shore, Kaua`i

Admire, indulge and unwind

Treat yourself and someone you love to a special tour of the Allerton Garden at Sunset. Once a favorite destination of the rich and famous, the Allertons hosted notable individuals, such as Jacqueline Kennedy, in their home and garden.

The Sunset Tour is the only tour that takes visitors through select Allerton Garden rooms and to the house where the Allertons lived.

At the house, visitors will enjoy the Allertons’ personal collection of pictures and memorabilia and finish the tour with a beverage and light dinner on the stunning lanai as the sun sets into the Pacific.

For more information please call: (808) 742-2623

日本語ガイドによるツアーご用意しております。ご予約はメールアドレス:tours@ntbg.orgまでご連絡ください。
​Tours available in Japanese. Email tours@ntbg.org to make a reservation.

Tour Type: Guided Tour

 

Departure: Tuesday – Saturday (with a minimum of 6 participants)
Tour Times:
Tour departs the South Shore Visitors Center every hour from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the top of the hour.
Tour Duration: 3 hours
Ticket Prices:
Adults – $100
Children (6-12) – $50
Children under 5 – Free
Closed Toe Shoes Required for all Tours and Garden Access
No Slippers or Sandals. Guests will be rescheduled to another tour if they do not have the appropriate footwear

Best of Both Worlds, South Shore, Kaua`i

The tour to see it all

For visitors who want a taste of both worlds, this is the tour! Our highly-trained interpretive guides takes guests through select Allerton Garden rooms and McBryde Garden highlights. Enjoy the greatest aspects of both gardens. Whether you are seeking that perfect picture of you with the Jurassic Park Trees or have limited time, this is it!

View select rooms in the Allerton Garden, named one of the ’50 Places of a Lifetime’ by National Geographic Traveler. Then have a guided experience through our McBryde Garden, an active conservation and research garden with active interpretation and Hawaiian cultural significance.

Tour Type: Guided Tour
Departures: Departs Tuesday – Saturday from the South Shore Visitors Center
Tour Times: 10:30 am & 2:30 pm
Tour Duration: 2.5 hours
Ticket Prices:
Adults – $60
Children (6-12) – $30
Children under 5 – Free
Closed toe shoes required for all tours and garden access. No slippers or sandals. Guests will be rescheduled to another tour if they do not have the appropriate footwear.

Twilight Tour, South Shore Kaua`i

A moonlit tour through Allerton and/or McBryde Gardens

Join us for an after-hours tour of exploration and discovery that takes place amongst Allerton Garden and/or McBryde Garden. Guided by the moonlight each tour is unique and the path will be dependent upon the season, weather, and Mother Nature in her most secretive time, twilight. Feel the gardens come alive from a whole new perspective.

This tour is limited in availability and size; dates are dependent upon the lunar phase. The tour is approximately 2 ½ hours long with up to 2 hours of walking on light trails; appropriate attire and shoes are required, no slip-ons or heels. Flashlight provided.

For more information please call: (808) 742-2623

Tour Type: Guided Tour
Departure: Varies, Click on Book Tour for availability.
Tour Times: 5:00 – 6:00 (time of year dependent)
Tour Duration: 2.5 hours
Ticket Prices:
$75.00 Regular Adult
$63.00 NTBG Members
$37.50 Sustaining and Supporting NTBG Members
Closed Toe Shoes Required for all Tours and Garden Access
No Slippers or Sandals. Guests will be rescheduled to another tour if they do not have the appropriate footwear

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