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Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary

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Address: 83-5401 Paintd Church Road, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
Phone Number: +1 808-328-8084
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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We are a non profit 501 3(c) educational and cultural facility set within a...

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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A Peaceful Place

If you would like to visit a large garden with well-labeled plants, a view overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and features honoring Buddhist, Jewish, Baha'i, Muslim, Hindu and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
GoWithNana
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Northern Virginia
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Northern Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you would like to visit a large garden with well-labeled plants, a view overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and features honoring Buddhist, Jewish, Baha'i, Muslim, Hindu and Christian traditions, you will be interested in the Paleaku Gardens. The most unusual feature is the model of the Milky Way done in flowers; you can walk among the spiral arms of our... More 

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Wervershoof, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Paleaku gardens is set in an tropical environment. You have different types of gardens inspired by the different beliefs; a roman catholic garden, a buddhist, Jewish etc. Also you can be interactive when walking the labyrinth or go into the native american medicine wheel. The setting is beautiful as you walk down overlooking the pacific ocean.

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Thank Whaledreamer
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These gardens are beautiful and give one a good idea of the types of trees (and their fruits) and flowers that grow well in HI. We did this at the end of our trip, so it was fun to identify some of the plants and trees we had seen throughout our trip. I like the way they've incorporated the meditative... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst driving from the Painted Church towards the Cook monument we stumbled across the gardens, and so glad we did. What a beautiful sanctuary and so well presented, with notices identifying the various species of trees and the like. Religious artifacts are incorporated within the garden design and general setting adding to a feeling of peace and contemplation. The galaxy... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We stumbled upon this gem while driving around looking for Captain Cook. What a beautiful garden! There was a little concern about mosquitos but we didn't see, hear or feel any. This is a lovely place to stroll and relax.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This was one of our favorite day trips on our last vacation to Kona. An adventure to actually find it, be careful on the narrow road taking you in. Friendly check in with maps and information. The gardens are beautiful and well maintained. As a Master Gardener, I don't say that very often, but it aptly applies here. It is... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

A very zen feeling and peaceful garden retreat...with a labyrinth and a galaxy garden! There is also a depression/volcanic cave which features petroglyphs....we enjoyed it and combined the trip to a visit to the Painted Church.

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Thank Mark S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Well worth the trip. We went when the doors opened and it payed off, we beat the heat. Add huge variety of tropical plants and trees with tropical birds to boot. We sat on many of the benches located under the trees and took in the spectacular ocean views.

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Los Altos, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Beautiful gardens for those that want to experience native plants of the Hawaiian big island. It was very hot when we toured so bring a hat, water, and good walking shoes.

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Thank Rhett L
Chino Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The gardens open at 9 AM and I would recommend being there when they open - at least until this extended wave of heat and humidity lasts. We were there from 11AM till noon and it was already uncomfortably warm, especially inside the Galaxy Garden, which is an amazing gardenesque reproduction of the Milky Way and the highlight of our... More 

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