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.
Allerton Garden is a landscape architecture masterpiece named one of the ’50 Places of a Lifetime’ by National Geographic Traveler.
The garden includes 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.
Guided tours of 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. Closed-toe shoes are required for all tours and garden access. Guests will be rescheduled to another tour if they do not have the appropriate footwear.