McBryde Botanical Garden (and a little history)

Murray Foote

Kauai, Hawaii, 1 March 2015

We weren’t able to go to the Limahuli Botanical Garden the previous day in the north but today we visited the McBryde Botanical Garden in the south.

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Allerton Garden, Flowers, Hale Halawai, Hawaii, Kauai, Macro, McBride Garden, National Tropical Botanical Garden, Photography, Travel

This is the Allerton Garden which adjoins the McBryde Garden on the seaward end of a valley.  However the Allerton Garden is only accessible through a guided tour which takes four hours.

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Allerton Garden, Flowers, Hale Halawai, Hawaii, Kauai, Macro, McBride Garden, National Tropical Botanical Garden, Photography, Travel

So we opted for the McBryde Garden.  The access for this is hourly shuttlebus which goes past the Allerton Garden.

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Allerton Garden, Flowers, Hale Halawai, Hawaii, Kauai, Macro, McBride Garden, National Tropical Botanical Garden, Photography, Travel

The National Tropical Botanic Gardens (which runs both McBryde and Allerton Gardens) is an independent charity that undertakes projects to save rare and endangered plants around the world.

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Allerton Garden, Flowers, Hale Halawai, Hawaii, Kauai, Macro, McBride Garden, National Tropical Botanical Garden, Photography, Travel

Now in McBryde Garden, we look through a hanging vine, I think under a tree.

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Allerton Garden, Flowers, Hale Halawai, Hawaii, Kauai, Macro, McBride Garden, National Tropical Botanical Garden, Photography, Travel

Hibiscus waimeae subsp. waimeae (a local variety – I photographed the label).

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Allerton Garden, Flowers, Hale Halawai, Hawaii, Kauai, Macro, McBride Garden, National Tropical Botanical Garden, Photography, Travel

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