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  National Tropical Botanical Gardens
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There are 4 gardens and 3 preserves in Hawaii & Florida that make up the NTBG. They are dedicated to preserving tropical plants, primarily rare and endangered species. The Allerton & McBryde Gardens are located in west Poipu.

McBryde Gardens - Located in the picturesque Lawa'i Valley, it encompasses 252 acres of gardens and preserve. It has unique micro environments and the largest collection of native Hawaiian plants in existence.
Cost: $15 per person, self-guided
Duration: approx. 1.5 hours
Days: Monday - Saturday
Hours: 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30

Allerton Gardens - These gardens are adjacent to the McBryde gardens and cover 100 acres. It was originally the gardens of Hawaii's Queen Emma in the 19th century. The McBrydes acquired it at the turn of the 20th century and later the Allertons who turned it into a work of art with numerous rippling pools, fountains and sculptures. Guided tours: $30 per person.
Duration: approx. 2.5 hours
Days: Monday - Saturday
Hours: 9 a.m, 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m.

Directions: Lawa'i Road in west Poipu near Spouting Horn.
Phone: 808-742-2623
Website: http://www.ntbg.org

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 13, 2005
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