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Membership & Kama’aina Program

Membership Details

Some visitors just can’t get enough of our Kauai botanical gardens, but our business permit limits how we can be open to the public. By popular demand, and in an effort to be more accessible to garden and plant enthusiasts, we’ve created this simple membership program.

We also want to make sure our gardens remain accessible to Kauai locals, so this is our permanent Kama’aina Program. We will keep this page up to date with any changes to the program’s rules. As always, if you have any questions, call 808-634-5505.

There’s no extra fee to become a member, but there are a few simple rules…

Who can become a member?
  • All island visitors
  • All kama’aina. Just show us proof of residency to get a 20% discount on our tours!
Please Note:
  • All return visitors and members must call and reserve a time to visit the gardens during our regularly scheduled tours.
  • We want to make sure everyone has been guided through the gardens at least once, so you know the lay of the land and the off-limits areas. If you have paid for a tour, but haven’t actually taken the tour, then we insist that you do this before exploring the gardens on your own.
  • Membership does not allow unscheduled visits during off hours. 

How It Works

  1. Pay admission once and participate in a full tour.*
  2. Pick up a Membership Card after your tour — you will present this when you return.
  3. You are now a member of Princeville Botanical Gardens for the length of your stay on Kauai. You are welcome back to the gardens, either for a full tour or to walk around on your own during tour hours.
  4. Please call ahead and reserve a space on a tour day, so we know to expect you.
  5. You must check in at the beginning of a tour or be in direct communication with our Operations Manager, Harold.
  6. You may not bring a guest unless they have also participated in a tour.
  7. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch — we just kindly ask that you take out any trash you bring with you.
  8. Please be respectful of the gardens and stay on our paths and roads. Remember that our trails can be slippery when wet. Please avoid narrow paths that you did not explore on the guided tour. Many maintenance paths are not suitable for regular exploration and repeated use can damage the terrain and plants.