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Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary

83-5401 Painted Church Rd, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8318
+1 808-328-8084
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Amazingly Beautiful

Lived on the Big Island going on 4+ years now and only recently learned about this place through my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cedrick O
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Sanctuary in paradise

My spouse and I happened upon this garden after having visited the Painted Church (just down the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
V-diz
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We are a non profit 501 3(c) educational and cultural facility set within a 7 acre Botanical Garden. We recently added a lovely gift shop and free coffee tasting. We offer self guided tours with an affordable admission and discounts for seniors, military and Kama'aina. Gently slopping land,mature shade trees, and expansive views from Kealakekua Bay to Place of Refuge allow one to wander through beautiful tropical displays and manicured foliage.Unique statuary, petroglyphs and the worlds only Galaxy Garden done in rare hibiscus provide great photo opts!
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83-5401 Painted Church Rd, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8318
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lived on the Big Island going on 4+ years now and only recently learned about this place through my son's astronomy class. They took a trip here to check out the Galaxy Garden, which is meant to be a scale replica of the Milky Way....More

Thank Cedrick O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My spouse and I happened upon this garden after having visited the Painted Church (just down the road). A garden combined with several shrines, predominantly Buddhist but with many other faiths as well. Galaxy garden, planted to be like the Milky Way, is a peaceful...More

Thank V-diz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only heard about this from a musician we talked to - it was not written up a lot in any of the guides or books. It's a bit difficult to find (follow addresses, not GPS!) but when we arrived we were blown away. It...More

1  Thank tiggerbear51
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This place is amazing! A very well kept sanctuary and great learning experience. Such a wonderful array of plants from all over the world. The shrines were really cool!

Thank ZenPirate
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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We just happened to drive by this place and stopped on a whim. Wow. So glad we did. Pretty and interesting. Really worth a look. We will be back

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Beautiful place, well cared, it is worth the trip to go and see such a beautiful place, it is not only about plants, it has a lot of spiritual power and very peaceful

Thank CG V
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Paleaku Gardens is on Painted Church Road right above Place of Refuge and a appropriate follow-up to visiting that ancient Hawaiian heiau. The name means "soft covering" and is said to have been given this place by a Kapuna and Kahuna of Hawaii. A contribution...More

1  Thank Gabriele S
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This was a magical and serene botanical garden experience. The various shrines and monuments representing different religions and beliefs was very interesting and beautiful.

Thank EStarCanada
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This garden offers peaceful tributes to all religions in a beautiful setting. Unique statues placed all over property, surrounded by Hawaiian flowers. Worth checking out.

Thank MIZT13
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We visited this beautiful garden sanctuary during our recent trip to the Big Island. A sense of peace and tranquility pervades the gardens. There are many beautiful flowers to see and photograph, and a variety of religious and cultural shrines from the Far East and...More

1  Thank DenisK
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