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Allerton

Garden

4425 Lawa’i Road

Koloa , HI

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(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.

Your health is our top priority: We have put special measures in place to keep all guests safe both during and after your garden visit.

Stringent Cleaning: We’ve increased the frequency of disinfecting surfaces of high-traffic areas in our facilities. All buses will be sanitized between each departure. Hand-washing stations are located throughout the gardens and at our Visitor Center.

Social Distancing: Guests will stay a safe 6-foot distance before boarding the bus, while in common areas throughout the garden, and in our visitor center. Guests will stay 10 feet apart from other groups while in McBryde Garden When safety-distancing is not attainable face coverings will be used by all staff and guests. Shields have been installed at our Visitor Center registers. We are limiting the number of guests in our Visitor Center to 10 people at a time. Please adhere to these guidelines and practice safety first. Bus capacity is also limited based on the most current mandates/ordinances.

Wellness: If you or anyone in your group is experiencing symptoms of illness, we will work directly with you to cancel or reschedule your tour. Our family of staff and volunteers are also trained to be aware of symptoms of illness. No one comes to work or to volunteer if they are unwell.

 

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.

PRIVATE Allerton Garden Guided Tour, South Shore, Kaua`i

Relax, connect and be inspired

Garden Policies for everyone’s benefit

  • Face coverings required around all facilities and when interacting with staff
  • Comply with all posted signs and safety precautions
  • Maintain social distancing around all facilities
  • If you are feeling unwell, please call and we are happy to reschedule you

Celebrate the beauty of Nature in the company of just you and those you choose.  Tour Allerton Garden with up to 3 people and our guide at your discretion.

Starting at $500 for up to 5 guests we can create a tour tailored to your interests and likes.

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

Availability: by appointment only, call 808-742-2623 or email tours@ntbg.org

 

Tour Type: Guided Tour

Days Available: every day
Tour Time: flexible

Tour Duration: 2.5 hours

Tour Prices:
 Starting at $500 for up to 5 guests, $50 each additional guest

 

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.

PRIVATE Allerton Garden at Sunset, South Shore, Kaua`i

Relax, Dine, and unwind

Garden Policies for everyone’s benefit

  • Face coverings required around all facilities and when interacting with staff
  • Comply with all posted signs and safety precautions
  • Maintain social distancing around all facilities
  • If you are feeling unwell, please call and we are happy to reschedule you

Enjoy the serenity of Allerton Garden and the Allerton Estate House to yourself!  An exclusive treat for great for an intimate celebration or private affair. With special accommodations for private bookings, call us to inquire about how we can make your evening amazing!

Tour includes everything the public Allerton at Sunset Tour contains with options for more.

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 your choice of four seasonal, local entrees provided by by Kiawe Roots served in personal bento boxes to enjoy on the stunning lanai amongst ocean breezes before the sun sets into the Pacific.

Current entree selections are (all served chilled):
A) Cold ginger chicken salad served with butter lettuce cups and a tri-salad of: namasu/kimchi/seaweed and house mixed greens with a calamansi mango vinaigrette [GF/DF].
B) Blackened shrimp over green papaya salad and soba noodles with a citrus soy, and mixed greens with honey lilikoi vinaigrette.[GF/DF]
C) Smoked salmon filet with coconut curry served over ganduli quinoa with a side of homemade potato salad and a side salad with housemaid vinaigrette [GF]
D) Sautéed tofu with a macadamia nut pesto quinoa with zucchini and cherry tomatoes, served with a caprese salad and a small garlic Caesar salad [Veg/GF].

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

Availability: by appointment only, call 808-742-2623 or email tours@ntbg.org

 

Tour Type: Guided Tour

Departure: Wed – Sunday

Tour Times: approximately 3:45

Dependent upon group needs
Check-in 15 minutes prior to departure

Tour Duration: at least 3 hours

Ticket Prices:
Starts at $1000 for up to 10 guests

$75 for additional guests after 10

We work with you to plan the best evening

 

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

A moonlit adventure!

Garden Policies for everyone’s benefit

  • Face coverings required around all facilities and when interacting with staff
  • Comply with all posted signs and safety precautions
  • Maintain social distancing around all facilities
  • If you are feeling unwell, please call and we are happy to reschedule you

Join us for an after-hours tour of exploration and discovery that takes place amongst Allerton and McBryde Gardens. Listen to the birds as they sing their sundown songs before their evening rest. Look for night time pollinators. Smell the sweet fragrance of our night blooming flowers. Feel the gardens come alive in a whole new perspective.

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. Unlike any of our other tours, this experience may take guests through normally off limit areas like: the west end of Allerton, the secret garden tunnels and other off the path enchanted trails.

Bring a flashlight, hydration, and insect repellent. Recommended age is 12+.

Tour Type: Guided Tour

 

Days Available: Thursday, October 29th

 

Tour Time: Departs at 5:30pm

 

Tour Duration: 2.5 hours

 

Ticket Prices:
Adults:
$70
Kama’aina:  $60
Member: $55

 

Closed toe shoes required for all tours and garden access. No slippers or sandals. 

 

Allerton Garden Guided Tour, South Shore, Kaua`i

Relax, connect and be inspired

Garden Policies for everyone’s benefit

  • Face coverings required around all facilities and when interacting with staff
  • Comply with all posted signs and safety precautions
  • Maintain social distancing around all facilities
  • If you are feeling unwell, please call and we are happy to reschedule you

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

Availability: Wednesdays or by appointment, call 808-742-2623 or email tours@ntbg.org

Tour Type: Guided Tour

Days Available: Wednesdays, or other days by appointment only, or for private tours
Tour Time: 10:00 am (private tour times vary)

Tour Duration: 2.5 hours

Ticket Prices:

Tour fee includes admission into our Visitor Center Garden
Visitor
Adults – $60
Children (6-12) – $30
Kama’aina
Adults – $48
Member
Adults – $30

 

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

Garden Policies for everyone’s benefit

  • Face coverings required around all facilities and when interacting with staff
  • Comply with all posted signs and safety precautions
  • Maintain social distancing around all facilities
  • If you are feeling unwell, please call and we are happy to reschedule you

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 your choice of four seasonal, local entrees provided by by Kiawe Roots served in personal bento boxes to enjoy on the stunning lanai amongst ocean breezes before the sun sets into the Pacific.

Current entree selections are (all served chilled):
A) Cold ginger chicken salad served with butter lettuce cups and a tri-salad of: namasu/kimchi/seaweed and house mixed greens with a calamansi mango vinaigrette [GF/DF].
B) Blackened shrimp over green papaya salad and soba noodles with a citrus soy, and mixed greens with honey lilikoi vinaigrette.[GF/DF]
C) Smoked salmon filet with coconut curry served over ganduli quinoa with a side of homemade potato salad and a side salad with housemaid vinaigrette [GF]
D) Sautéed tofu with a macadamia nut pesto quinoa with zucchini and cherry tomatoes, served with a caprese salad and a small garlic Caesar salad [Veg/GF].

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

Availability: by appointment only, call 808-742-2623 or email tours@ntbg.org

 

Tour Type: Guided Tour

Departure: Wed – Saturday by appointment only or private booking

Tour Times: (changes seasonally)
October: 4:00 pm

November – February: 3:30
Check-in 15 minutes prior to departure

Tour Duration: 3 hours

Ticket Prices:
Tour fee includes admission into our Visitor Center Garden
Visitor
Adults – $95
Children (6-12) – $50*
Children (2-5) – $25*
Infant 0-23 mos – free no meal included

*keiki meal provided, if child would like adult entree it is an additional $10/child

Kama’aina
Adults – $76

Member
Adults – $71.25

 

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

Garden Policies for everyone’s benefit

  • Face coverings required around all facilities and when interacting with staff
  • Comply with all posted signs and safety precautions
  • Maintain social distancing around all facilities
  • If you are feeling unwell, please call and we are happy to reschedule you

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.

Availability: by appointment only, call 808-742-2623 or email tours@ntbg.org

 

Tour Type: Guided Tour

Days Available: Varies
Tour Times: varies
Tour Duration: 2.5 hours

Ticket Prices:

Tour fee includes admission into our Visitor Center Garden
Visitor
Adults – $60
Children (6-12) – $30
Kama’aina
Adults – $48
Member
Adults – $30

 

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.

Visitor Center Admission

Explore our Visitor Center

Garden Policies for everyone’s benefit

  • Face coverings required around all facilities and when interacting with staff
  • Comply with all posted signs and safety precautions
  • Maintain social distancing around all facilities
  • If you are feeling unwell, please call and we are happy to reschedule you

Biodiversity Guided Tour
  • An interpretive docent will explain why it’s critical to have variety in life
  • Stroll through the sample gardens amongst the 10 lush acres set across from the ocean bluffs
  • See amazing botanical features like plants from the dinosaur age, lotus blossoms, to native beauties
Ho’ike Circle
  • Free presentation or experience by NTBG staff on a different topic every day
  • Good for all ages
  • Examples include: garden explorer games, how to grow a garden in Kauai, to keiki stories

October Hoʻike Circle Schedule

October Ho’ike Schedule is temporarily unavailable. Please check back soon for updates. We look forward to seeing you in the gardens.

 

Days Available: Tuesday – Friday
Daily Schedule:

 

9:00 a.m. Gates Open

12:00 p.m. Gates Close

Admission Ticket Prices:

Kama’aina & Members
Free Admission
donations welcome

 

Check-in Required, but free, walk-ups welcome

 

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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