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Kauaʻi Gardens & Parks
Kauaʻi is known as “The Garden Isle” for its tropical rainforests, fertile valleys and lush flora. So it’s not surprising to find some of Hawaiʻi’s most beautiful botanical gardens on Kauaʻi. You can find three of the nation’s five National Tropical Botanical Gardens on Kauaʻi: Allerton Garden and McBryde Garden on the South Shore, and Limahuli Garden in Hāʻena. McBryde Garden is home to the largest collection of native Hawaiian flora in the world, while Allerton Garden features amazing landscaping and the giant Moreton Bay Fig Trees made famous in the film Jurassic Park. The 17-acre Limahuli Garden offers endangered native plants, taro-filled agricultural terraces and beautiful views of the North Shore.
Other botanical gardens and plantations include Nā ʻāina Kai Botanical Gardens, Smith’s Tropical Paradise Botanical Garden and the Kauaʻi Coffee Plantation. You can also take a tour of Hanalei’s taro farms to learn about this versatile Hawaiian root starch.
Allerton Garden is home to numerous rare and exotic species of plants. It's also been used as a setting for popular films like Jurassic Park.More
McBryde Garden contains the world’s largest collection of native Hawaiian species outside the wild.More
Limahuli Garden features lava rock terraces, an ancient method for growing taro. NOTE: Limahuli Garden is currently closed until further notice due to historic flooding, but you can make a donation to aid in recovery efforts to get the park back open again.More
Parks and Gardens on Kauaʻi
McBryde Garden is part of the nonprofit National Tropical Botanical Garden. McBryde Garden is a [...]
Visit Hawaii's ONLY remaining Rice Mill (listed on the National Register of Historic Places), where the [...]
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Our 46-acre farm sits above the town of Kapa’a, between Sleeping Giant and Mt. Wai’ale’ale. [...]
Built on the footprint of our ancestors, Limahui Garden and Preserve is located on the north shore of [...]