5 Beautiful Botanical Gardens in Kauai, Hawaii, You Must See!

The Allerton Garden and McBryde Garden may be an unconventional duo. But these botanical gardens in Kauai fit very naturally, thank you very much, on Hawaii’s lush garden island.

We’re not green thumbs. But exploring these gardens turned out to be one of our favorite things to do in Kauai! There are three other gardens on Kauai that you’ll also love.

When planning your Hawaiian island trip, be sure your itinerary includes a visit to one or more of these beautiful botanical gardens!

Allerton Garden, Kauai

The Allerton botanical garden covers an 80-acre area. It’s a garden masterpiece—a whimsical combination of garden rooms, sculptures, water features, and exotic plants.



McBryde Garden, Kauai

The 200-acre McBryde Botanical Gardens have a more scientific focus. Thousands of breadfruits originating here have been shipped to developing countries.


Limahuli Garden and Preserve

The garden is a 17-acre terraced garden. Signs identify the various exotic plants, and at the top, you’re rewarded with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and Kauai’s mountains.


Na ‘Aina Kai Botanical Garden

These gardens comprise 240 acres hugging the coast. Art buffs will be entranced by the 200 or so fanciful bronze sculptures scattered throughout the gardens.

Photo: Nai Aina Kai Botanical Gardens


Princeville Botanical Gardens

It showcase many healthy food plants. They’re home to groves of fruit trees buzzing with honey bees, endangered and exotic flowers, medicinal plants, and coffee and cacao trees.

Photo: Princeville Botanical Gardens

Photo: Nai Aina Kai Botanical Gardens

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