Guided tour

McBryde Garden: Day Pass

McBryde Garden: Day Pass

From US$ 31.80 per person

Discover the McBryde Gardens, home to the world's largest collection of native Hawaiian flora.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover a multi-acre tropical oasis filled with exotic flora
  • Learn about a wide array of botanicals and garden conservation
  • Enjoy ample time to see the McBryde Garden at your own pace
Full description
Board a tram into the lush Lawai Valley and see the magnificent coastline of Kauai’s south shore while listening to commentary about your surroundings. Arrive at McBryde garden and walk amongst the world’s largest collection of native Hawaiian plant life, with endangered flora and flora that are extinct in the wild.  See and smell exotic spices ranging from allspice to vanilla on the Spice of Life Trail. Take a journey back in time in the Hawaiian Life Canoe Plant Garden and along the Biodiversity Trail. This garden showcases a multitude of plants that the ancient Polynesians brought to Hawaii that provided materials to make cloth and build canoes and structures and for medicine and food. Explore the agroforestry project with spices, glimmering water features, and a canoe garden reminiscent of the voyages of ancient Polynesians. Delight in the wide variety of palms, flowering trees, ornamental flowers, and unusual plants from the tropical world. You can even visit the living laboratory where scientists are still discovering the secrets of these plants. You might catch sight of various birds living in this pristine location.
  • Entrance fee to the McBryde Garden at National Tropical Botanical Garden
  • Return tram to Lawai Valley, which is hourly
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Meeting point

McBryde Garden, 4425 Lawaʻi Road, Koloa HI 96756. This is across the street from Spouting Horn. The South Shore Visitors Center is the gateway to McBryde Garden.

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Important information

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  • The tour begins and ends at the South Shore Visitors Center where parking, ticketing, gift shops, and water bottle filling stations are located across the Spouting Horn
  • It is recommended to dress for the weather and terrain
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This is a big, beautiful garden. Actually it covers several acres and has a variety of paths to the different areas. Although there are several fellow travelers with the variety of areas to cover you have the luxury of taking your time to enjoy the many verities of plants and trees by yourself and at your leisure.

September 19, 2021

Great experience with friendly and knowledgeable guide.

Like the drop-off/pick-up situation where you can explore at your own pace. Make sure to have bug spray applied in advance.

July 26, 2019

October 3, 2021

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