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I will be coming to Kauai in August and was just wondering if there are any places that are good to visit for seeing orchids? We would be up for hiking and seeing them in the wild, or going to a public garden of some sort.

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1. Re: Orchids

There's a beautiful orchid garden in front of Plantaton Gardens on the grounds of Kiahuna Plantaton in Poipu.

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Aloha from Kaua'i!

Yes, the "Moir" Gardens that are part of the Plantation Gardens restaurant complex are known for their orchids as well as succulents.

Other than that, the Kaua'i Nursery in Puhi is actually a great place to go and enjoy seeing tons of orchids as well....albeit in a greenhouse setting.

Malama Pono,


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You might also check if the Kauai Orchid Society has any special events while you are there: http://kauaiorchidsociety.org. We always look forward to the Mother's Day orchid show at Kukui Grove.

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While you are going thru Kapaa, you could stop at Orchid Alley. It's tucked in across the street from Mermaids and Java Kai.

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Can't guarantee it, but I've seen beautiful wild orchids blooming up at the paved end of Kuamo'o Road in September. It's gorgeous up there even without the orchids. 4 or 5 miles past ‘Opaeka‘a Falls.

Lawai International Center grows orchids for fundraising for the center. Visit and tour the grounds on the 2nd & last Sunday of the month...it's an interesting place all the way round.


Another free tour is at the Hindu Temple...lots of orchids growing up there too...and another very interesting place to visit. They do a guided tour about once a week, but you must make a reservation for a parking spot.


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There's a nice walk outside the visitor's center for McBryde Gardens that has quite a few orchids.

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