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Garden Category: Allerton

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

Allerton Garden at Sunset, South Shore, Kaua`i

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:

Departure: 
Daily (with a minimum of 6 participants)
Tour Times: 
3:30 - 4:30 (time of year dependent)
Tour Duration: 
3 hours
Ticket Prices: 
Adults - $100
Children (6-12) - $50
Children under 5 - Free

Allerton Garden Guided Tour, South Shore, Kaua`i

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:

Departure: 
Daily
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

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.

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

Garden Category: McBryde

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

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

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.

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

Garden Category: Kahanu

Kahanu Garden Self-Guided Tour, Hāna, Maui

Kahanu Garden Self-Guided Tour, Hāna, Maui
Tour the garden at your own pace

Wander leisurely around the garden and linger at what intrigues you – plants, archaeological and cultural features. You create your own adventure. Meet the people of Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia through the plants that are so integral to their culture.

Visit the thatched canoe house and imagine what it might have been like to travel great distances across open ocean not knowing what you would find. Experience the spirit (mana) of the chiefs of old and savor the serenity of this secluded place.

No reservations required. 

Departure: 
Monday through Saturday
Tour Times: 
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturdays and holidays
Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
Tour Duration: 
1.5 hours (recommended minimum)
Ticket Prices: 
Adults (13 and older) - $10
Children (12 and younger) - free

Kahanu Garden Guided Tour, Hāna, Maui

Kahanu Garden Guided Tour, Hāna, Maui
Walk the garden with a knowledgeable guide

A guided tour of Kahanu Garden will reward you with a deeper experience and sense of place. Your guide will reveal archaeological features and intriguing stories not covered in the self-guided tour, and share with you the captivating tales of a region so rooted in history.

Hear the mo'olelo (stories) of ancient Hawai'i and of Chief Pi'ilani who ruled over these lands in the 16th century. You will see firsthand some of the traditional uses of the plants brought to the islands by the first Hawaiians. Many of our guides grew up in this culturally rich region and are experts in practices and traditions passed down to them by their elders.

Reservations required.

Tour Type:

Departure: 
Monday through Friday
Tour Times: 
11:00 a.m. Monday – Saturday.
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
Tour Duration: 
2 hours
Ticket Prices: 
Adults (13 and older) - $25
Children (12 and younger) - free

Garden Category: Limahuli

Limahuli Garden Self-Guided Tour, North Shore, Kaua`i

Limahuli Garden Self-Guided Tour, North Shore, Kaua`i
Explore at your own pace

Important Information: Reservations are required for self-guided tours. Hawaii residents and North Shore Shuttle riders exempt. Valid Hawaii State ID or North Shore Shuttle ticket must be provided at check-in for visitors without advanced reservations.

About the Tour
Ancient terraces, ancient wisdom, life and relationships with the land, the forest, and the water… the stories unfold as you open your guidebook and make your way through this special place. Envision what the valley might have looked like when the first Hawaiians arrived as you follow the path through the native forest walk. Discover the plants that traveled with them in their canoes and how their culture was inseparable from the plants that sustained them. Contemplate the impact of plant invaders and learn what is being done today to protect fragile ecosystems. Ascend to the Whale Trail and take in the dramatic panorama of the ocean. Feel the spirit of Limahuli.

 

Departure: 
Tuesday through Saturday
Tour Times: 
Reservations available between 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Tour Duration: 
1.5 hours (recommended minimum)
Ticket Prices: 
Adults (18 and older) - $20
College students (with valid ID) - $10
Children (17 and younger) - free
Reservations required. Hawaii residents with valid ID and North Shore Shuttle riders exempt.
*Parking is included with the purchase of all Garden tours. The Garden parking lot is reserved for visitors on Limahuli Garden tours only. It is a violation of our policy to leave your car in our parking lot and go to any other location besides our
botanical garden. This policy is strictly enforced.

Limahuli Garden Family Tour, North Shore, Kaua`i

Limahuli Garden Family Tour, North Shore, Kaua`i
Walk the garden with an education specialist

Explore Limahuli Valley as an outdoor classroom. Listen to the singing birds of the forest, the splashing waters of the stream, and hear stories of the valley that teach lessons about relationships and behaviors. This is recommended for families interested in guided tours.

Reservations required. Your family group must include at least one child 12 years of age or younger.

Tour Type:

Departure: 
Tuesdays through Fridays
Tour Times: 
9:30 a.m.
Tour Duration: 
2.5 - 3 hours
Ticket Prices: 
Adults (18 and older) - $30
College students (with valid ID) - $20
Children (5-17 years old) - $5
Children (under 5) - free
*Parking is included with the purchase of all Garden tours. The Garden parking lot is reserved for visitors on Limahuli Garden tours only. It is a violation of our policy to leave your car in our parking lot and go to any other location besides our
botanical garden. This policy is strictly enforced.

Limahuli Garden Specialty Tour, North Shore, Kaua`i

Limahuli Garden Specialty Tour, North Shore, Kaua`i
Walk the garden with an expert in your area of interest

Are you looking for a group experience built around a particular theme or topic of interest, perhaps one that could be a mix between a guided tour and a hands-on component designed to reinforce the lessons of the day? We offer an opportunity to build a custom experience that includes elements of Hawaiian history, culture, natural history, sustainability, plants, and more in such a way that is tailored to your group’s interests.

Phone or email reservations required; (808) 826-1053, limahuli@ntbg.org

Tour Type:

Departure: 
Tuesdays through Fridays
Tour Times: 
Flexible. Call 808-826-1053 for reservations
Tour Duration: 
2.5 - 3 hours
Ticket Prices: 
Adults (18 and older) - $75
*Parking is included with the purchase of all Garden tours. The Garden parking lot is reserved for visitors on Limahuli Garden tours only. It is a violation of our policy to leave your car in our parking lot and go to any other location besides our
botanical garden. This policy is strictly enforced.

Limahuli Garden Private Tour, North Shore, Kaua`i

Limahuli Garden Private Tour, North Shore, Kaua`i
Walk the garden with a senior docent or director

An exclusive VIP experience that is tailored to your schedule and interests by a senior docent or Limahuli staff

Phone or email reservations required; (808) 826-1053, limahuli@ntbg.org

Tour Type:

Departure: 
Tuesdays through Fridays
Tour Times: 
Flexible. Call 808-826-1053 for reservations
Tour Duration: 
2.5 - 3 hours
Ticket Prices: 
Adults (18 and older) - $100
Children (10 - 17 years old) $50 with paying adult
*Parking is included with the purchase of all Garden tours. The Garden parking lot is reserved for visitors on Limahuli Garden tours only. It is a violation of our policy to leave your car in our parking lot and go to any other location besides our
botanical garden. This policy is strictly enforced.

Limahuli Garden Guided Tour, North Shore, Kaua`i

Limahuli Garden Guided Tour, North Shore, Kaua`i
Walk the garden with a docent

Explore this timeless place with a small group as the inextricably interwoven stories of Hawaiian history, culture, natural history, and plants unfold during your visit. As you enjoy legends that abound about this ancient valley, you’ll see the features that inspired them. A guided tour offers you a deeper understanding of the delicate balance of the ecosystem in both ancient and modern times, and how today’s stewardship of the land is modeled after the traditional practices of its earliest inhabitants. Our docents are knowledgeable, enjoy ‘talking story’, and are passionate about sharing this living Hawaiian landscape.

Phone or email reservations required; (808) 826-1053, limahuli@ntbg.org

Tour Type:

Departure: 
Tuesday through Friday
Tour Times: 
10:00 a.m.
Tour Duration: 
2.5 - 3 hours
Ticket Prices: 
Adults (18 and older) - $40
College students (with valid ID) - $20
Children (10-17 years old) $20 with paying adult
*Parking is included with the purchase of all Garden tours. The Garden parking lot is reserved for visitors on Limahuli Garden tours only. It is a violation of our policy to leave your car in our parking lot and go to any other location besides our
botanical garden. This policy is strictly enforced.

Garden Category: The Kampong

The Kampong Self-Guided Tour, Miami, FL

The Kampong Self-Guided Tour, Miami, FL
Tour the garden at your own pace

Stand dwarfed by an 80-year old baobab tree from Tanzania that weighs almost 50 tons! Delight in the intoxicating fragrance of flowering plants prized by the perfume industry. Marvel at the fascinating fruits and flowering trees from the tropics. Your tour begins when you check in at the estate’s main house; an informational guide with map will be provided. Take your time strolling from the main house to the bay to other notable sites on the property. Picnics welcome.

Reservations required – email kampong@ntbg.org or call (305) 442-7169

* Water bottle filling stations are now available. Please bring your own reusable water bottle.

Departure: 
Wednesday through Saturday
Tour Times: 
Wednesday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays 10:15 am - 3:00 pm
Call (305) 442-7169 for reservations.
Tour Duration: 
Recommended minimum of 1 hr
Ticket Prices: 
Adults - $15
Seniors (62 and older) - $10
Students with school ID - $10
Children (4-12 years old) - $5
Children (4 years and younger) - free with paying adult
Active Military - Free
Please note a price increase for tours will be implemented on November 5, 2019.

The Kampong Guided Tour, Miami, FL

The Kampong Guided Tour, Miami, FL
Walk the garden with a docent

Greeted by a mythical goddess whose head hauntingly appears from the roots of a banyan tree, your visit begins at the entrance gate. Stroll with your guide through legacy plantings as you hear the story of David Fairchild, why he made this spot his home, and how his plant collections influenced the diets of the American people. Make your way to the museum which once served as Fairchild’s study and laboratory. Enter the Fairchild-Sweeney House and learn how Kay Sweeney saved the property from development after Fairchild’s death. View the historical documents and photographs that led to the creation of the Florida Everglades as a national park. At the conclusion of your guided tour, feel free to meander on your own to The Point on Biscayne Bay and explore the garden further.

Guided tours of The Kampong are offered seasonally, September through June.

Guided tours are on hiatus for the summer and will resume in November 2019. 

* Water bottle filling stations are now available. Please bring your own reusable water bottle.

Departure: 
Guided tours are on hiatus for the summer and will resume in November 2019.
Tour Duration: 
1 hour; option to explore on your own after
Ticket Prices: 
Adults - $20
Seniors (62 and older) - $15
Students with school ID - $15
Children (4-12 years old) - $10
Children (4 years and younger) - free with paying adult
Please note a price increase for tours will be implemented on November 5, 2019.

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