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McBryde

Garden

4425 Lawai Road

Koloa HI

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(808)742-2623

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A Safe Haven for Imperiled Plants

Located on the South Shore of the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i, McBryde Garden is nestled in the picturesque and historic Lawa’i Valley. The garden is a veritable botanical ark of tropical flora and home to the largest ex situ collection of native Hawaiian flora in existence. Our extensive collections of palms, flowering trees, rubiaceae, heliconias, orchids, and many others have been wild-collected by botanists and biologists from throughout tropical regions around the world and transported to McBryde Garden to research, cultivate and thrive.

Tours of McBryde Garden and the adjacent Allerton Garden depart from the South Shore Visitors Center daily. Visitors are transported into the garden via a short, narrated shuttle ride along the stunning coastline of the South Shore. Be on the lookout for whales, dolphins and other marine life as you make your way into the garden over a historic railroad trestle road and into the magnificent valley.

McBryde Garden History

The land now occupied by the McBryde Garden lies in the southern part of what was once the Hawaiian ahupua‘a (land division) of Lāwa‘i, originally extending along the Lāwa‘i Stream from the Kapalaoa Range to Lāwa‘i Bay.

McBryde Garden Day Pass, South Shore, Kaua`i

Explore, Engage, and Conserve

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

McBryde Garden visitors can explore 50 acres of diverse plant collections including Hawaiian native and ethnobotanical species, palms, rubiaceae (coffee family), zingiberales (heliconia family), and erythrina (coral trees).  See exotic spices from allspice to vanilla on the Spice of Life Trail, and take a journey back in time in the Hawaiian Life Canoe Plant Garden and along the Biodiversity Trail.

View all of the collections at your own pace on this self-guided tour.

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

Days Available: Tuesday – Saturday

Tour Times: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Departs Visitor Center every hour on the bottom.
Tour Duration:
Recommended minimum of 1.5 hours

 

Ticket Prices:

Day Pass includes admission into our Visitor Center Garden

Visitor
Adults – $15
Children (6-12) – $7.50
Kama’aina
Adults – $10
Member
Adults – 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

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.

Tour Type: Guided Tour

Days Available: Wednesdays & Friday
Tour Times: 11:00 a.m.
Tour Duration: 2.5 hours

 

Ticket Prices: 
Tour fee includes admission into our Visitor Center Garden
Visitor
Adults – $40
Children (6-12) – $20

Kama’aina
Adults – $30
Member
Adults – $20

 

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

Ho’ike Circle Calendar

 

  • Saturday, July 25th – Hawaiian Legends
  • Tuesday, July 28th – CLOSED
  • Wednesday, July 29th –  Plant Treasure Hunt
  • Thursday, July 30th – Keiki story time
  • Friday, July 31st – Great expeditions and new discoveries in the Marquesas

Days Available: Tuesday – Saturday
Daily Schedule:

9:00 a.m. Gates Open
9:45 a.m. Biodiversity Guided Tour – Free
12:00 p.m. Ho’ike Circle – FREE
4:00 p.m. Visitor Center Closes

 
Admission Ticket Prices:
Kama’aina & Members
Free Admission
donations welcome
 
Check-in Required, but free, walk-ups welcome
 

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