Allerton Estate and National Tropical Botanical Gardens – Kauai, Hawaii
The beautiful and historic Allerton Estate in Lawai on Kauai is open to garden tours. The grounds were the mid-1800s summer cottage of Queen Emma, wife of King Kamehameha IV, and the former home of Robert & John Allerton. They have been restored to their former glory, as have the surrounding stately gardens located near Poipu on Kauai, Hawaii.
A naturally stunning location, the Lawai Valley’s tropical beauty was nurtured over the years by its illustrious owners beginning with Queen Emma’s addition of deep purple bougainvillea along the cliff walls. In 1937 the Allertons purchased the property and continued the vision of a garden paradise by transforming the grounds into a masterpiece of landscape design. The Allerton Estate is managed by the adjoining National Tropical Botanical Garden, a non-profit organization that conducts guided tours of the estate.
Beside the Lawai Gardens location, the National Tropical Botanical Garden maintains an enchanting garden site on the north shore at Limahuli also on Kauai, Hawaii. Both tours offer fascinating information about Kauai’s history, culture, tropical foliage and preservation efforts for restoring Hawaiian native species.
Allerton Estate & Lawai Garden tours are offered Tuesday-Saturday.
Advanced reservations required, call: 808-742-2623
Limahuli Gardens open Tuesday-Friday and Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Guided tours by reservation, call Kauai at 808-826-1053