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National Tropical Botanical Garden

Phone: 808-742-2623
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Year Established: 1964
The mission of the National Tropical Botanical Garden is to enrich life through discovery, scientific research, conservation, and education by perpetuating the survival of plants, ecosystems, and cultural knowledge of tropical regions. Our mission is achieved through: A network of diverse gardens and preserves in Hawai`i and Florida, each with significant biological, cultural, and historical resources. Conservation, research, and reference collections (living, library, and herbarium) assembled through discovery and collaboration. Research in botany, ethnobotany, horticulture, conservation biology, and restoration ecology through programs and institutes. Educational courses, publications, lectures, and visitor programs. Facilities and infrastructure necessary to conduct this work.

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Allerton Garden Guided Tours

SERENITY AND SURPRISE

Once a retreat of Hawaii's Queen Emma, the cliffs of the Lawai Valley still cascade with her favorite deep-purple bougainvillea. Pass into a majestic garden of beauty, a masterpiece of landscape design, and a natural showcase for tropical plants.

Behold the seemingly ancient Jurassic trees. Stroll through outdoor 'rooms', beside rippling pools and dramatic sculpture. Drink in the sights and sounds of fascinating plants, vibrant flowers, and flowing water. Taste the flavor of Europe blended with the spirit of Hawaii.

Allerton Garden is tucked away in the secluded Lawai Valley. Tour check-in is at NTBG's Southshore Visitors Center, a short distance from the Valley rim. Your tour includes Garden transportation into and out of the Valley, along a spectacular scenic route.

This garden is managed by the NTBG for the Allerton Gardens Trust.

Tour Length: Approx. 2.5 hours

Many paths are unpaved or grass and there is some uneven terrain which includes slopes and rock stairs.
Semi-compact, fully collapsible wheelchairs and strollers can be accommodated on most trams/buses when space on the vehicle is available.
There are steps into and out of the trams/buses to board or disembark.
We strive to accommodate the needs of all visitors so if you would like specific access assistance please contact us at (808) 742-2623 or email tours@ntbg.org (preferably 7 days in advance).

We recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes, long pants and/or mosquito repellent, hat for shade; bring water bottle.

No tripods on tours please.

Combination Tour

GO BEHIND THE SCENES

Enter our "intensive care unit" for endangered species and witness what might be their only chance for survival. Peer into a laboratory where plants can be regenerated from just small bits of tissue. Follow a winding trail in McBryde Garden through a lush tropical paradise to a hidden waterfall.

Discover the "Jungle Side" of the Allerton Garden with its towering Moreton Bay fig trees that look almost primeval, unusual palms, and plants from the faraway islands of Micronesia.

McBryde Garden and Allerton Garden are tucked away in the secluded Lawai Valley. Tour check-in is at the Southshore Visitors Center, a short distance from the Valley rim. Your tour includes Garden transportation into and out of the Valley, along a spectacular scenic route.

Allerton Garden is managed by NTBG for the Allerton Gardens Trust.

Tour Length: Approx. 2.5 hours

Many paths are unpaved or grass and there is some uneven terrain which includes slopes and rock stairs.
Semi-compact, fully collapsible wheelchairs and strollers can be accommodated on most trams/buses when space on the vehicle is available.
There are steps into and out of the trams/buses to board or disembark.
We strive to accommodate the needs of all visitors so if you would like specific access assistance please contact us at (808) 742-2623 or email tours@ntbg.org (preferably 7 days in advance).

We recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes, long pants and/or mosquito repellent, hat for shade.

No tripods on tours please.

McBryde Garden Self-Guided Tour

SHARE IN THE RICHNESS

Take an adventure into a treasure house of tropical flora. Explore at your own pace the unique biodiversity of native and exotic plants, recognized for their value and their beauty. Journey back to ancient Hawaii in the Canoe Garden and imagine the arrival of the Polynesians on these islands.

Encounter rare and endangered Hawaiian species, some extinct in the wild. Visit the living laboratory where scientists are still discovering the secrets of these plants. Wander beside an ever-changing stream through intriguing palms and exotic trees.

McBryde Garden is tucked away in the secluded Lawai Valley. Tour check-in is at the Southshore Visitors Center, a short distance from the Valley rim. Your tour includes Garden transportation into and out of the Valley, along a spectacular scenic route.

Tour Length: At your own pace; please allow a minimum of 1-1/2 hours.
Return trams run hourly. You may board a return tram throughout the day on the hour of your choice, with last return tram leaving Valley at 5 p.m.

Many paths are unpaved or grass and there is some uneven terrain which includes slopes and rock stairs.
Semi-compact, fully collapsible wheelchairs and strollers can be accommodated on most trams/buses when space on the vehicle is available.
There are steps into and out of the trams/buses to board or disembark.
We strive to accommodate the needs of all visitors so if you would like specific access assistance please contact us at (808) 742-2623 or email tours@ntbg.org (preferably 7 days in advance).

We recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes, long pants and/or mosquito repellent, hat for shade; bring water bottle.
Tripods, if they do not intrude upon ride space in trams, are allowed on self-guided tours.

Allerton Garden at Sunset

ALLERTON GARDEN AT SUNSET

Admire, Indulge, Unwind

Treat yourself and someone you love to a special tour of the Allerton Garden at sunset. Once a favorite destination of the rich and famous, the Allertons hosted notable individuals such as Jacqueline Kennedy in their home and garden.

The Sunset Tour is the only tour that takes visitors through select Allerton Garden rooms and to the house where the Allertons lived.

At the house, visitors will enjoy the Allertons? personal collection of pictures and memoribilia and finish the tour with a beverage and heavy appetizers on the stunning lanai as the sun sets into the Pacific.

Already have a reservation? View our visitor page for directions, parking, and more.
Tour Length: Approx. 3 hours

Valentines in Allerton Garden

Special For Valentines 2017

ALLERTON GARDEN AT SUNSET

Admire, Indulge, Unwind

Treat yourself and someone you love to a special tour of the Allerton Garden at sunset. Once a favorite destination of the rich and famous, the Allertons hosted notable individuals such as Jacqueline Kennedy in their home and garden.

The Sunset Tour is the only tour that takes visitors through select Allerton Garden rooms and to the house where the Allertons lived.

At the house, visitors will enjoy the Allertons? personal collection of pictures and memoribilia and finish the tour with a beverage and heavy appetizers on the stunning lanai as the sun sets into the Pacific.

Already have a reservation? View our visitor page for directions, parking, and more.
Tour Length: Approx. 3 hours

Private Tour

Special Occasion? Want to get away from the crowds?

For visitors who want a custom, more intimate experience, Private Tour guests can elect to visit Allerton Garden rooms, a walk to the estate, and/or McBryde Garden highlights. This visit affords you the opportunity to explore the gardens with a guide, at your own pace.

In addition to the Allerton and McBryde, your visit can include a behind the scenes look at our state-of-the-art horticultural center, where guests can see rare plant cultivation and research in action.



Already have a reservation for a Private Tour? View our visitor page for directions, parking, and more.

Allerton Garden is managed by NTBG for the Allerton Gardens Trust.

Tour Length: Approx. 2.5 hours
Cancellation Policy: 24-hour cancellation notice for full refund. 72-hour cancellation notice for groups of 5 or more.
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