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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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nice garden with lots of trees and good views

we enjoyed this garden and the views. lots of fruit trees and interesting features. little more... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Midlothian, Texas
Wonderful Beautiful and Astounding

This is by far one of the best Botanical Gardens I've ever been to. It is not only full of stunning... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
Jacksonville, Florida
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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
+1 808-328-8084
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

we enjoyed this garden and the views. lots of fruit trees and interesting features. little more expensive than other gardens but we would go there again in a heartbeat.....lots of birds to observe and their ginger plants were fantastic...this is all by self tour

Thank Hibby922
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This is by far one of the best Botanical Gardens I've ever been to. It is not only full of stunning plants, but is well designed. The variety of plants and staturary make for an odd mix of excitement and serenity. I really enjoyed the...More

Thank Sharkruz
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Doesn't matter how many gardens you've visited, this is must-see. We didn't know so many varieties of hibiscus exist until coming here!!! The landscape is magnificent and engulfs you in the full beauty of Hawaii. So set aside a few hours, wear sunscreen + bug...More

Thank FunTravelBud
Reviewed 13 July 2017 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 30 June 2017 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 20 June 2017

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
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