Allerton Garden

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Allerton Garden

What: Botanical garden and landscape architecture masterpiece
Where: On Kauai’s South Shore

Part of the network of National Tropical Botanical Garden, Allerton Garden is a must-see on the south shore of Kauai. Also known as Lawai Kai, the garden is a paradise, transformed through time by the hands of a Hawaiian Queen, by a sugar plantation magnate, and most significantly by an artist and an architect, Robert Allerton and John Gregg Allerton, who in 1938 began designing and developing the mistifying garden "rooms" and water features. You might also recognize the garden's enormous Moreton Fig Trees from their role in "Jurassic Park," as well as other areas of the garden that have served as a backdrop for numerous blockbuster films.

Today the garden continues to serve as a refuge for those who appreciate beauty in nature carefully cultivated and balanced with human artistry and ingenuity, along with the beautiful story of the garden's devoted caretakers.