Island and European styles merge in the Allerton Garden, located in Poipu’s Lāwa`i Valley. Allerton and the nearby McBryde Garden are run by the National Tropical Botanical Garden and share a visitor center near the Spouting Horn. Between the Lāwa`i Stream and the cliffs are pools, waterfalls, statues, and fountains amid tropical trees that form rooms. The park also features golden bamboo, flowering vines, gingers, and native ‘Ēkaha (bird’s nest fern). Daily guided tours are part tram ride, part one-mile walk. Register in advance for one of four morning or afternoon excursions.
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