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Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary

Address: 83-5401 Paintd Church Road, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
Phone Number: +1 808-328-8084
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Captain Cook
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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, Nature & Parks
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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English first
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Very nice, small garden. We paid less because of being retired military. I think I would hesitate at $10 a head. The gardens were visited by about 10 cars worth of visitors when we were there, which seemed about enough for the relatively small area. One word of warning... I bought a wooden mask for $26 in the gift shop,... More 

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

Aloha I wanted thank you for your visit and to let you know about Harriet( Harry) our Red lord Amazon parrot. She is about 40 years old and does not do well with other birds. She gets a lot of attention from staff and visitors everyday. She is well loved and cared for dearly. I am glad you enjoyed meeting... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We found this place by accident while driving on the way to the Painted Church in Captain Cook. A beautiful botanic garden that has a really cool model of the Milky Way Galaxy made out of flowering plants, totally based on astronomical data. They overlook the Kealakekua Bay, a true place of refuge. There was a fruit orchard on site... More 

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Sydney
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The garden is off the beaten track so you have to make a decision that you want to see it rather than dropping in on the way to somewhere else. It's a really lovely garden with different sections representing different religions and the view is stunning.

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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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37 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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Charlottesville, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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