Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Latest news on Garden operations

NTBG’s Allerton, McBryde, and Limahuli Gardens Reopening to the Public

 June 11, 2020 (Kalaheo, Kauai)

National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) will reopen its Kauai gardens in the coming weeks. NTBG’s Limahuli Garden on the north shore will welcome the community for self-guided tours beginning Tuesday, June 16, while both NTBG’s Allerton Garden and McBryde Garden on the south shore will resume operations Wednesday, July 1 for self-guided tours (McBryde Garden) and a limited number of guided tours (Allerton Garden). All tours require a reservation. 

The Gardens will reopen under a carefully formulated plan designed to prioritize the safety, health, and comfort of all garden visitors, staff, and volunteers. This plan strictly follows recommendations and guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local authorities including the required use of face coverings and social distancing measures. Visitor numbers will be reduced and timed entries will be carefully regulated to avoid crowding. 

During this time, garden admission fees have been modified in order to accommodate every member of the community. As a way to thank everyone on Kauai for their support, self-guided admission for Hawaii residents will be complimentary June 16 – June 30 for Limahuli Garden, followed by July 1 – July 11 for McBryde Garden. 

Membership specials of 50% off for Hawaii residents are also offered for a limited time through July 31. Starting at $35, membership provides for one year of complimentary self-guided tours at all gardens, as well as a variety of additional member benefits, all while helping support NTBG and its mission of saving plants and saving people. 

“Gardens are indispensable as a place of healing, offering a much-needed space for respite and connection with nature. As NTBG reopens and welcomes our community back, we are here to offer a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience in a tranquil outdoor setting. We sincerely look forward to sharing the gardens with new and repeat visitors,” said Janet Mayfield, NTBG’s CEO and Director. 

To make a reservation, visit www.ntbg.org or call (808) 742-2623 for McBryde Garden and Allerton Garden, or (808) 826-1053 for Limahuli Garden. 

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National Tropical Botanical Garden (www.ntbg.org) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental institution with nearly 2,000 acres of gardens and preserves in Hawaii and Florida. The institution’s mission is to enrich life through discovery, scientific research, conservation, and education by perpetuating the survival of plants, ecosystems, and cultural knowledge of tropical regions. NTBG is supported primarily through donations and grants. 

Media contact: Email media@ntbg.org at NTBG Headquarters on Kauai. 

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