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McBryde Garden - A Conservatory for Hawaiian and Tropical Plants in Kauai

McBryde Garden - Kauai, HawaiiMcBryde Garden, formerly called Lawai Garden, is a sprawling botanical park located on the south shore of Kauai, Hawaii. It was renamed in 2000 as a result of a generous donation from the McBryde family, who owns a large parcel of the valley since the late 19th century. McBryde Garden is the first of the five gardens of the non-profit National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG).

Sitting above Lāwai Bay, in a valley transected by the Lāwai Stream, the 252-acre garden serves as a research facility and conservatory for the threatened and endangered plants of Hawaii and the tropics.

The garden is home to the largest ex situ collection of native Hawaiian flora in the world, as well as extensive plantings of palms, flowering trees, heliconias, orchids and other plants collected from tropical regions.

The Garden includes a major Conservation and Horticulture Center, with nursery and micropropagation laboratory, and is adjacent to NTBG's National Headquarters, with a research and education facilities. Another NTBG garden, the Allerton Garden, is also nearby.

Major attractions include a Bamboo Bridge which crosses the picturesque Lawai Stream, a Canoe Garden featuring plants of ancient Hawaii, and Maidenhair Falls lush with plants such as as chocolate, allspice, and ginger.

McBryde Garden is located at 4425 Lawai Road, Poipu 96756 (across from Spouting Horn). It is open daily. An admission fees are $15 for Adults (13 yrs. and above) and $7.50 for children 6-12 yrs. Children 5 yrs. and under are free.

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