Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii
Limahuli (“turning hands”) Garden and Nature Preserve is located in a lush, coastal valley in northern Kauai. The garden gets its name from the ancient Hawaiians who labored tirelessly to build, by hand, the agricultural lava rock terraces which provided the perfect conditions for growing “kalo” (taro). Limahuli Garden is home to both native and foreign species of plants as well as to Limahuli Stream, notable for being one of the Islands last remaining all-natural waterways. A team of conservationists and biologists frequent the Limahuli nature preserve (located adjacent to the garden), to conduct research on how to fully restore and preserve the natural habitat for centuries to come. Check out the visitor center to schedule a garden tour and browse the gift shop.