Botanical Gardens, Kauai, Hawaii. Photo: Patrick Kelley (www.pk-worldwide.com). Image©www.pk-worldwide.com

Botanical Gardens, Kauai, Hawaii. Photo: Patrick Kelley (www.pk-worldwide.com). Image©www.pk-worldwide.com

 Botanical Gardens, Kauai, Hawaii. Photo: Patrick Kelley (www.pk-worldwide.com). Image©www.pk-worldwide.com

Botanical Gardens, Kauai, Hawaii. Photo: Patrick Kelley (www.pk-worldwide.com). Image©www.pk-worldwide.com

There are three National Tropical Botanical Gardens located in Kauai in Hawaii: the Allerton Garden, the McBryde Garden and the Limahuli Garden. Each of the three gardens is home to unique flora and fauna including some very rare and endangered plant and animal species. The Allerton Garden is home to lush rainforest, bamboo and tropical fruit trees, the McBryde Garden has a veritable collection of tropical fauna, whereas the Limahuli Garden is a botanical preserve for endangered plants and birds. 

1. Allerton Garden

The Allerton Garden is located on the South Shore of Kauai between the McBryde Garden and the Pacific Ocean. The garden is home to lush rainforest trees, bamboo trees, tropical fruit trees and a cut-flower garden. Guided tours are available at a fees. Reservation is required. Copy and paste the following link in your browser for a reservation and to know more about the garden:

https://ntbg.org/gardens/allerton

2. McBryde Garden

Located on the South Shore of Kauai, the McBryde Garden is found in the beautiful and historic Lawa'i Valley. The garden boasts the largest ex situ collection of native Hawaiian flora in existence including a large variety of palms, flowering trees, rubiaceae, heliconias and orchids. Guided tours and self-guided tours are available at a fees. For guided tours, reservation is required. Copy and paste the following link in your browser for a reservation and to know more about the garden:

https://ntbg.org/gardens/mcbryde

3. Limahuli Garden

Located on Kauai's North Shore in Hanalei, the Limahuli Garden overlooks the Pacific Ocean. It is home to many endangered plant and bird species. Guided, family, speciality and private tours are available for touring the gardens at a fees. Reservations have to be made in advance. Self-guided tours are free and no reservation is required. Copy and paste the following link in your browser for a reservation and to know more about the garden:

https://ntbg.org/gardens/limahuli

 

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