Beautiful McBryde National Botanical Garden

On our last day in Kaua’i Eric and I decided to visit McBryde National Botanical Garden. The garden is close to the condo where we were staying, and Eric is very fond of any outing involving horticultural adventure. Almost as soon as we arrived at the garden I heard the distinctive call of the White-rumped Shama. After a bit of searching, I was able to locate it in a palm tree.

White-rumped Shama, McBryde National Tropical Botanical Garden

White-rumped Shama

We wandered around the grounds, admiring the flowers.

There were beautiful orchids.

Orchid, McBryde National Tropical Botanical Garden

Orchid, McBryde National Tropical Botanical Garden

Orchid, McBryde National Tropical Botanical Garden

There were other lovely flowers as well.

'Awapuhi kuahiwi, McBryde National Tropical Botanical Garden

'Awapuhi kuahiwi

Hawaiian Baby Woodrose, McBryde National Tropical Botanical Garden

Hawai'ian Baby Woodrose

Amaryllis, McBryde National Tropical Botanical Garden

Amaryllis

There were lovely hibiscus throughout the garden.

Hibiscus, McBryde National Tropical Botanical Garden

Hibiscus, McBryde National Tropical Botanical Garden

We took a tram to a remote area of the gardens, which was quite beautiful. We walked along a stream through lush, tropical vegetation.

McBryde National Tropical Botanical Garden

There were many Hawai’ian Moorhens in this area …

Hawaiian Moorhen, McBryde National Tropical Botanical Garden

Hawai'ian Moorhen

… and Cattle Egrets flying overhead.

Cattle Egret, McBryde National Tropical Botanical Garden

Cattle Egret

I was fascinated by the multicolored bark of the Mindinao Gum Tree.

Mindinao Gum Tree, McBryde National Tropical Botanical Garden

Mindinao Gum Tree

As we walked along the trail we saw more lovely tropical flowers.

Heliconia, McBryde National Tropical Botanical Garden

Heliconia

Brugmansia, McBryde National Tropical Botanical Garden

Brugmansia

I stopped on a small bridge to gaze at the stream …

Stream, McBryde National Tropical Botanical Garden

… and realized that it was time to leave.

We made one last stop at Spouting Horn to watch the waves force water through the lava tubes.

Spouting Horn, Kauai, Hawaii

Spouting Horn

This was where I had seen a lovely double rainbow earlier in my trip.

Double rainbow, Kauai, Hawaii

As we drove to the airport I was once again amazed at how quickly two weeks in Kaua’i had gone by. I can hardly wait to return next year!

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10 responses to “Beautiful McBryde National Botanical Garden

  1. These are some beautiful photos Linda. Luscious flowers. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Gosh, Linda, what beautiful photos. I have never been to Hawaii either. Maybe some day…….

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience. :-)

    • Bob, you MUST visit Hawaii at least once. The flowers are amazing, and you will see birds there that you will not see elsewhere. I think that Kaua’i is the most beautiful of all the islands. Thank you for your kind comments. :-)

  3. Wow, quite the tropical paradise! I would love to visit McBryde National Botanical Garden. Glorious images of beautiful birds, flowers and scenes!

  4. Lovely photos! We are glad you enjoyed your visit. As a point of clarification, you might note that the McBryde Garden is one of the five garden locations (three on Kauai, one on Maui and one in Florida) which together make up the National Tropical Botanical Garden. Anyone interested can get more information at http://www.ntbg.org. Aloha and come back soon!

  5. Some of the loveliest photos of flowers and gardens, scenery and birds I’ve seen… so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your wonderful trip with us.

    • Thank you Barbara. I am so happy that you enjoyed the photos! All of the National Tropical Botanical Gardens in Hawai’i are stunningly beautiful. They are a definite must-see when you’re traveling there!

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