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Allerton

Located on the South Shore of Kaua'i between the Pacific Ocean and NTBG's McBryde Garden, Allerton Garden is a paradise transformed through time by the hands of a Hawaiian Queen, a sugar plantation magnate, and most significantly by an artist and an architect. 

Tour the garden to see towering rainforest trees with tall curving roots that grow near bronze mermaids, a grove of swaying golden bamboo, a cut-flower garden, and tropical fruit trees. Here the focus is on landscape design, but among the plantings are botanically important species of the tropics, including varieties of palms, ki (ti), heliconias, and gingers.

 

Allerton Garden History

The earliest history of Allerton Garden was intermingled with the upper part of the Lawa'i Valley that is now the McBryde Garden. Both were integral to the ahupua'a (land division) of Lawa'i. It was not until well after the arrival of the first Europeans in the late 1700s and the subsequent changes to the traditional Hawaiian way of life that the history of the lower Lawa'i Valley began to diverge from that of the upper valley.

Learn more about Allerton Garden and the fascinating history of the Lawa'i Valley.

Allerton Garden Guided Tour, South Shore, Kaua`i

Allerton Garden Guided Tour, South Shore, Kaua`i
Relax, connect and be inspired

Allerton Garden is a landscape architecture masterpiece named one of the ’50 Places of a Lifetime’  by National Geographic Traveler.

Guided tours of the Allerton Garden are part garden tour, part art exhibit and entirely unique. Visitors are guided through expertly crafted garden rooms that feature exotic plants, sculptures, and water features.

Allerton Garden also has a rich history as a Hollywood film location for many notable movies and TV shows. See the towering roots of the famous Moreton Bay fig trees featured in blockbusters like Jurassic Park and Pirates of the Caribbean. 

For more information please call: (808) 742-2623

Tour Type:

Departure: 
Daily
Tour Times: 
Tour departs the South Shore Visitors Center every hour from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the top of the hour.
Tour Duration: 
2.5 hours
Ticket Prices: 
Adults - $60
Children (6-12) - $30
Children under 5 - Free

Allerton Garden at Sunset, South Shore, Kaua`i

Allerton Garden at Sunset, South Shore, Kaua`i
Admire, indulge and 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 memorabilia and finish the tour with a beverage and light dinner on the stunning lanai as the sun sets into the Pacific.

For more information please call: (808) 742-2623

Tour Type:

Departure: 
Daily (with a minimum of 6 participants)
Tour Times: 
3:30 - 4:30 (time of year dependent)
Tour Duration: 
3 hours
Ticket Prices: 
Adults - $100
Children (6-12) - $50
Children under 5 - Free

Queen Emma Birthday Dinner Celebration in Allerton Garden

Queen Emma Birthday Dinner Celebration in Allerton Garden

Join us to celebrate Queen Emma’s birthday on January 2nd, 2020 through an exclusive experience never offered before by the National Tropical Botanical Garden.

Tour Allerton Garden, the valley once owned by Queen Emma, and view the Queen’s cottage and hear stories about the Queen from the Daughters of Hawaii. This unique experience includes:

    • A tour of Allerton Garden
    • A farm to table dinner at the Allerton House at Lawai Kai Bay

      • Multiple dishes with locally sourced produce and Hawaiian flavors
      • Wine and non‐alcoholic beverages
      • Set under the sky on the lanai (weather permitting)
    • Access into Queen Emma’s cottage – located at Lawai Kai Bay
    • Special viewing of Queen Emma’s place settings of China, tea cup, gold flatware, napkin, journal, and more – all on loan from Queen Emma’s Summer Palace and never before viewed at the Cottage for public.
    • Interpretation of Queen Emma’s items and her story living in Lawai Ahupua‘a and a private hula show.

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