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Akatsuka Orchid Gardens

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Address: 11-3051 Volcano Road, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
Phone Number: 808-967-8234
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For orchid lovers

There are so many to look at. We take photos every time we are there. This time I had a couple shipped to the mainland. It was not difficult to do. The staff was very helpful and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Bob W
Mount Pleasant, Wi

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Mount Pleasant, Wi
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47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are so many to look at. We take photos every time we are there. This time I had a couple shipped to the mainland. It was not difficult to do. The staff was very helpful and left very little to chance. The orchids beat us home with no issues in the shipping. Instructions came with each orchid and in... More 

Thank Bob W
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in to see the Orchids - very nice. Consider this place for looking around. We had difficulty in getting someone to answer questions about shipping to various places even though there were several sales help. Their answers did not help us and made us feel unwelcome. If you like their flowers, it is best to go home and... More 

Thank Dave P
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely beautiful selection and displays.I had no idea that there were so many varieties and colors. When you first walk in you are immediately greeted with wonderful smells and scents. Bring your camera and all the questions you have ever had about orchids. Both Cyndi and Geneva were so willing to share their information on how to grow and care... More 

Thank KC-Troutdale
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These people are clearly passionate about what they do. This was an orchid collection unlike any I've ever seen, and they offer easy shipping to the US as well as all over the world. Prices average from $8-32 per plant (with a small collection priced higher). Some of the orchids are hybrids unique to the island. I had a blast... More 

Thank Maureen F
Nags Head, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Book on line in advance to get the detailed tour. The showroom is free and open most days and worth the visit. For details of orchid culture take the greenhouse tour. The tour is only offered on selected days and times. A great overview of the science of orchid breeding- fun and informative! The modest fee was well worth it.... More 

Thank 2014gdad
Rogers, Arkansas
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96 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We had the opportunity to stop here during the day and we have never seen so many beautiful orchids all in one place. There were so many different ones it made it difficult to decide what to buy. They make it very easy to get your purchase back home if you don't want to take it with you. They ship... More 

Thank Jerry S
Palm Springs, California
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

If you are going to or from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, from Hilo, you must stop at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens. It is on Highway 11 so you will pass it going to the park. You will be overwhelmed by the beauty of all of the orchids in bloom. It is better than visiting a greenhouse at a famous botanical garden,... More 

Thank Randall W
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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111 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Nineteen years ago we visited these gardens and purchased a dendrobium orchid. Today it is almost 4 feet tall and has 7 flowering spikes. It was my first orchid and it took me awhile before I figured out how to get it to bloom regularly. But in the meantime it survived my experiments....Thank you Akatsuka for providing me with the... More 

Thank Barbara S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Basically like visiting a garden center that sells only Orchids and some gift items. Beautiful orchids.

Thank Gail S
Riverside, Calif.
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Visited this establishment with a Nephew, who lives on the Big Island. We could not believe the number of various orchids existing in one place. My companion must have taken 50 pictures of different flowers as we perused the the facility. Absolutely one of the most colorful exhibitions of nature in a confined area. Personnel were very friendly and flowers... More 

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