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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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Beautiful Tropical Garden!

We went to the painted church and on the way back found this beautiful gardens. My wife and I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Winnebago, United States
Local vegetation...

The wife loved it. Me, I liked the banana plant and fresh taste of hand picked banana. There is a... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Midlothian, Virginia, United States
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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

We went to the painted church and on the way back found this beautiful gardens. My wife and I enjoyed the beautiful tropical vegetation of the gardens. It was a self guided tour that took about an hour. There was a small fee to see...More

Thank robertgH3359RG
Reviewed 3 November 2017

The wife loved it. Me, I liked the banana plant and fresh taste of hand picked banana. There is a walking tour and a gift shop.

Thank TheDude23112
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

A self guided tour through a beautiful garden with many interesting displays. Very enjoyable experience. Not rushed at all.

Thank sungitbabies
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We just happened upon this garden on the way back from the painted church. Such lovely plants and very quiet and peaceful. Coffee was good too and a chance to buy some of their produce. Well worth a visit!

Thank 888Suzy
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

1  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 21 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
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