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McBryde

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

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.

Learn more about McBryde Garden and the early history of the Lāwa`i Valley. 

McBryde Garden Day Pass, South Shore, Kaua`i

McBryde Garden Day Pass, South Shore, Kaua`i
Explore, Engage, and Conserve

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 and catch the return shuttle to the South Shore Visitors Center at the top of every hour.

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

Departure: 
Departs daily from the South Shore Visitors Center
Tour Times: 
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Departs Visitors Center every hour on the half hour
Tour Duration: 
Recommended minimum of 1.5 hours
Ticket Prices: 
Adults - $30
Children (6-12) - $15
Children under 5 - Free

Behind the Scenes Tour, South Shore Kaua`i

Behind the Scenes Tour, South Shore Kaua`i
Explore both McBryde Garden & Allerton Garden

Go Behind the Scenes at Allerton Garden and McBryde Garden and see where movies are made, how rare and endangered plants are conserved, and the hidden natural gems of Kauai.

Visit the famous Morton Bay fig trees from Jurassic Park, explore our Conservation Nursery, and marvel in the beauty of Waihulili Waterfall. This is the only guided tour to visit both Allerton Garden and McBryde Garden.

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:

Departure: 
Departs daily from the South Shore Visitors Center
Tour Times: 
10:30 a.m.
2:30 p.m.
Tour Duration: 
2.5 hours
Ticket Prices: 
Adults - $60
Children (6-12) - $30
Children under 5 - Free

Twilight Tour, South Shore Kaua`i

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.

Upcoming Dates:
Monday, March 18th
Saturday, April 20th
Sunday, May 19th
Monday, June 17th
Tuesday, July 16th
Saturday, August 17th

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

Tour Type:

Departure: 
Varies, Click on Book Tour for availability.
Tour Times: 
6:00 p.m.
Tour Duration: 
2.5 hours
Ticket Prices: 
$75.00 Regular Adult
$63.00 NTBG Members
$37.50 Sustaining and Supporting NTBG Members

Na Waiwai - Garden and Sailing Adventure Tour

Na Waiwai - Garden and Sailing Adventure Tour
An Authentic Hawaiian “Land and Sea” Exploration

Join Holo Holo Charters and National Tropical Botanical Garden on this truly one-of-a-kind Native Hawaiian cultural experience you will never forget. Fill the void for an authentic traditional Hawaiian activity as we take you off-the-beaten path for a unique land and sea exploration.

* Coupons and discounts not valid for this specialty tour.

Tour Duration: 
5 Hours
Ticket Prices: 
$225
Thu Jun 27, 2019
Koloa
Hawaii

National Tropical Botanical Garden invites you to experience a traditional hula show by Kauai's award winning Halau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leinaala ever

Sat Aug 17, 2019
Koloa
Hawaii

Join National Tropical Botanical Garden for the Annual Moonlight & Music Fundraiser in the McBryde Garden on Saturday, August 17th 2019.

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