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Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary

83-5401 Paintd Church Road, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
+1 808-328-8084
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Ranked #6 of 20 Attractions in Captain Cook
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: We are a non profit 501 3(c) educational and cultural facility set within a 7 acre Botanical...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Hours:
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

I love botanical gardens, always a favorite part of my travels. I love focus on spirituality. These gardens have me two of my favorite things in one setting. Great hostess!

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Nice but not that much of a garden. Some of the shrines were interesting but the whole place was a little, well, underwhelming. The gardens did not have plants labeled (such as the botanical garden on the Hilo side(highly recommended)). There are short explanatory signs by the shrines and such.

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Barbara D, Owner at Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting the Peace Gardens. I appreciate your comments. Wanted to let you know that we are implementing botanical signage throughout the Gardens this coming year. As a small non profit we have done fundraising to be in a position to offer this. I am quite pleased with the small descriptive signs and know it will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This was the best ten bucks I've ever spent. The ride from our hotel in Kona was beautiful and there are tons of places to see on the way. The garden is gorgeous, peaceful, and a place for meditation. Great view of the ocean too!

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Green Bay Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We try to visit Paleaku each year when we are in Kona. There are beautiful flowers, peaceful settings and a chance to see Harry the parrot. (Harriet is her whole name) We sat on a bench overlooking Kealakekua Bay and listened to the breeze through the trees.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

First off, the gardens were beautiful. The flowers were amazing to look at, and got some great photos. I also loved that they incorporated various religious symbols, and made it a very peaceful place. Yoga is also offered weekly. The issue that I and my friend had, was that these were all flowers we had seen elsewhere on the island,... More 

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Boulder
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a beautiful garden and you will leave feeling relaxed and renewed. You walk through and discover all of these areas that pay tribute to all religions - you name it, they have it. Very tastefully done, and just there to honor these religions and deity's that have been around for thousands of years. Not a religious place at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

I have been to the gardens many of times over the years. Each time I visited I am amazed how beautiful it is . The entree fee is wroth it . I highly recommend a visit to the gardens ..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

I discovered this enchanting Botanical Garden while spending my day wandering through the South Kona area... And the peace and beauty were evident from the moment I walked through the gate. First through the gallery and gift shop, and on out to the gardens where I was greeted by a truly harmonious vision of gorgeous Hawaiian foliage! There are lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This garden is one of if not the most beautiful on the island. It's variety of plants is stunning and I easily spent an hour there without even noticing it. I could honestly spend an entire day there happily and it has an amazingly peaceful and serine atmosphere. You can really feel the love put into this garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We absolutely loved our tour of the peace gardens and all the representations from the different sacred traditions of the world. We only had time for a short tour - 45 minutes - but it was well worth the stop and the $10.00 each for adults was a donation to help maintain these unique gardens. Really, it's a one of... More 

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