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Garden Category: McBryde

South Shore Combination Tour, South Shore Kaua`i

South Shore Combination Tour, South Shore Kaua`i
Two for One

For visitors who want to see it all, the South Shore Combination Tour guides guests through select Allerton Garden rooms and McBryde Garden highlights. This tour offers a taste of both magnificent gardens.

A behind the scenes look at our state-of-the-art horticultural center is also included, where visitors will see rare plant cultivation and research in action.

Already have a reservation for the Discovery Combination Tour? View our visitor page for directions, parking, and more.

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 Self-Guided Tour, South Shore, Kaua`i

McBryde Garden Self-Guided Tour, 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.

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

Garden Category: Allerton

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.

Tour Type:

Departure: 
Daily (with minimum 4 participants)
Tour Times: 
3:30 - 4:30 (time of year dependent)
Tour Duration: 
3 hours
Ticket Prices: 
Adults - $95
Children (6-12) - $45
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 the 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. 

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 - $50
Children (6-12) - $25
Children under 5 - Free

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. Saturday
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 geneaology of the great chief Pi‘ilani, who walked 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. Please call (808) 248-8912 to set up a guided tour.

Tour Type:

Departure: 
Monday through Friday
Tour Times: 
Call (808) 248-8912 for time
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

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.

No reservation needed.

Departure: 
Tuesday through Saturday
Tour Times: 
Check in anytime 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

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: 
Up to 2 hours
Ticket Prices: 
Adults (18 and older) - $30
College students (with valid ID) - $20
Children (5-17 years old) - $5
Children (under 5) - free

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 hours (maximum)
Ticket Prices: 
Adults (18 and older) - $75

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

Have an exclusive VIP experience that is tailored to your schedule and 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 hours
Ticket Prices: 
Adults (18 and older) - $100
Children (10 - 17 years old) $50 with paying adult

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.

Reservations required.

Tour Type:

Departure: 
Tuesdays through Saturdays
Tour Times: 
10:00 a.m.
Tour Duration: 
2.5 hours
Ticket Prices: 
Adults (18 and older) - $40
College students (with valid ID) - $20
Children (10-17 years old) $20 with paying adult

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

Departure: 
Wednesday through Saturday
Tour Times: 
Wednesday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Call (305) 442-7169 for reservations
Tour Duration: 
1 hour (minimum)
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

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.

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

Tour Type:

Departure: 
Thursdays & Saturdays
Tour Times: 
10:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
Tour Duration: 
1 hour; option to explore on your own after
Ticket Prices: 
Adults - $20
Seniors (62 and older) - $15
Students with school ID - $10
Children (4-12 years old) - $10
Children (4 years and younger) - free with paying adult

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