Located on the south shore of Kauai, the Allerton Garden lies between the ocean and the McBryde Garden in Lawai Valley, which was once a retreat of Hawaii's Queen Emma. It offers scenic views of towering rainforest trees, a grove of swaying golden bamboo, tropical fruit trees and a cut-flower garden. Among the plantings that can be seen are botanically important species of the tropics, such as varieties of palms, heliconias, ki (ti) and gingers. Allerton Garden also features miniature waterfalls, small pools and fountains. It is a masterpiece of landscape design and a natural showcase for tropical plants.
Hours: Open daily
Tours of the garden are guided tours, starting with a 15-minute tram ride from the check-in at the Visitor Center to the garden. Trams depart from Visitors Center at: 9am, 10am, 11am, Noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm. Tour duration: 2.5 hours
Adults (age 13+): $50
Children (age 6-12): $25
Children under 5: free
Allerton Garden Overview
Terrain: All paths unpaved or grass, some uneven terrain, rock stairs. Must be able to ascend/descend stairs in garden and steps on tram.
Distance: Combination of transportation by vehicle and one-mile walk at an easy pace