Microclimates crowd the historical Lawai Valley, introducing visitors to a dizzying array of tropical beauty all at once. Home to one of the largest collections of native Hawaiian flora, the McBryde Garden contains archaeological traces of early Polynesian explorers and ancient Hawaiians. The adjacent Allerton Garden mixes European landscaping elegance with towering rain forest trees and swaying golden bamboo. Queen Emma of Hawaii retreated here in the late 19th century after the deaths of her husband and young son. She planted ferns, bougainvillea and rose apples, some of which still flourish today.