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“so many different varieties”

Akatsuka Orchid Gardens
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USD 25.00*
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Orchid Gardens Tour and Tasting
Ranked #5 of 19 things to do in Volcano
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 6 April 2018

I’m so glad we stopped here -- lovely arrangements, amazing colours and sizes of orchids and other tropical plants . A video explains how to grow orchids. Some special spots for photo ops are provided. We answered some questions on the computers near the entrance and each of us were matched with an orchid. No charge and no pressure . You can pace yourself – take as much time as you want. I browsed in the gift shop at the unique items and spotted some cute orchid magnets. The gardens are on Highway 11 about 25 miles from Hilo and 6 miles from Hawaii Volcanoes NP.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jgluv2travel
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Really nice orchid nursery. Plants on display show the names and little tid bits. Can have plants shipped to US or some states allow you to take on plane (sadly not CA). One smelled like chocolate. Exceptionally nice staff! My 17 year old not interested at all.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Heather R
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Beautiful stop with lots of orchids on display and no sales pressure made it a pleasure to visit.

Plenty of orchids in flower and interesting information on growing as well as propagation.

Small gift shop as well.

Highly recommended for a short visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Anthony S
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

They have a huge selection of orchids with some very rare and unusual ones. I highly recommend stopping there on your way to or from Volcanoes National Park!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank MoniqueHawaii
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

We been here twice, once by ourselves when they had a maze going on, and another time bringing our friends visiting the island. The second time seemed much more organized and able to see the greenhouse area. So many beautiful, variety of orchids to view and take many pictures. It was a nice surprise to even see and smell orchids having some fragrance to them. I have sent a floral arrangement to someone on the mainland in the past. Stop by here before or after going to the volcano.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank WaSunlover
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