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McBryde Garden of the National Tropical Botanical Garden | Poipu, HI

National Tropical Botanical Garden | By ntbg
4425 Lawai Rd, Poipu, HI 96756
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$0 - $15


All ages


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Situated on the south shore of the Hawaiian island of Kauai, McBryde Garden is nestled in the picturesque and historic Lawai Valley. The site of the first garden of the NTBG, the Lawai Valley was chosen for its diversity of climate, soils, and topography. The area affords a kaleidoscope of distinct micro-environments which are cool, hot, wet, dry, lake, cliff or meadow.

McBryde Garden has become a veritable botanical ark of tropical flora. It is home to the largest collection of native Hawaiian flora in existence, many of them rare and endangered. The garden also holds extensive plantings of palms, flowering trees, heliconias, orchids, and many other plants that have been wild-collected from the tropical regions of the world.

Self-guided tours are offered daily.

All tours begin with check-in at NTBG's Southshore Visitors Center, which is located in Poipu across from Spouting Horn. Visitors board a tram and experience a scenic coastline ride as the tram enters the Lawai Valley. They disembark on the Valley floor to walk about and explore at their own pace about 25 acres of plantings and trails in this expansive garden. Trams return to the center hourly so that visitors may decide how many hours they wish to spend.

Times, other details, and booking page at: http://ntbg.org/gardens/mcbryde-tours.php

A special behind-the-scenes tour which takes in other areas of the garden, including its intensive care unit for endangered species and a hidden waterfall, is offered a number of days each week. This tour is limited to ages 8 and above; separate fee structure.

Days, Times, and other details and booking page at: http://ntbg.org/gardens/waterfall-tour.php


McBryde Garden is one of five gardens of the nonprofit National Tropical Botanical Garden.