Best Botanical Gardens in Kauai 

Exploring the beautiful botanical gardens in Kauai turned out to be one of our favorite activities on the Garden Island. You’ll find stunning gardens on both the North and South Shore.

In fact, if trying to choose between Kauai or Maui, one of the delightful differences between them is that the island of Kauai literally blooms with gardens.

So when planning your Hawaiian island trip, be sure your Kauai itinerary includes a visit to one or more of the following gardens!

Allerton Garden, Kauai

The Allerton botanical garden is found cradled between rugged cliffs in the secluded Lawai Valley. It snuggles up to its bigger sister, the McBryde Garden.

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McBryde Garden, Kauai

This garden have a more scientific focus. They’re a veritable Noah’s Ark for plant conservation – a living laboratory for protecting endangered tropical plant species.

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Limahuli Garden and Preserve

The garden is well laid out, and it’s easy to follow the trail to the top of the lava rock terraces.

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Na ‘Aina Kai Botanical Garden

Na ‘Aina Kai means “Lands By the Sea” – and these gardens comprise 240 acres hugging the coast on the island’s North Shore.

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Princeville Botanical Gardens

The Princeville gardens showcase many healthy food plants and native and “canoe” species of the Hawaiian islands.

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