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Off the North Shore’s beaten path, this magical garden and hardwood plantation covers 240 acres, sprinkled with 70 life-size (some larger-than-life-size) whimsical bronze statues. It’s the place for avid gardeners, as well as people who think they don’t like botanical gardens. It has something for everyone: a poinciana maze, an orchid house, a lagoon with spouting fountains, a Japanese teahouse, a streamside path to a hidden beach—even re-creations of traditional Navajo and Hawaiian compounds. A host of different tours is available, from 1 1/2 hours ($35) to 5 hours ($85) long, ranging from casual, guided strolls and rides in small covered trams to treks from one end of the gardens to the ocean; they’re open only to ages 13 and older. Younger kids are invited on tours of the wonderful “Under the Rainbow” garden, featuring a gecko hedge maze, a tropical jungle gym, a pint-size railroad, a treehouse in a rubber tree, and a 16-foot-tall Jack-and-the-Beanstalk giant with a 33-foot wading pool below. The 2-hour family tour is $35 for adults and $20 for kids 13 and under, and includes the maze and koi pond in the formal gardens. Tip: Most tours are limited to eight or nine guests, and held just four days a week, so book well in advance. The last Saturday of the month (Jan–Nov) is Keiki (Children’s) Day, when the children’s garden is open from 9am to 1pm for just $10.