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Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary

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Address: 83-5401 Painted Church Rd, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8318
Phone Number: +1 808-328-8084
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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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Peaceful and Beautiful

Found this sanctuary by accident as we were traveling to the Painted Church. It was truly peaceful and the flowers breathtaking. There is even a Galaxy Garden which puts into... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2016
gotkona
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Soquel, California
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Soquel, California
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83 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Found this sanctuary by accident as we were traveling to the Painted Church. It was truly peaceful and the flowers breathtaking. There is even a Galaxy Garden which puts into perspective how small we are in the universe. Small gift shop and yoga available Tuesday and Thursdays.

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Thank gotkona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We visited after snorkeling. Gardens are very nice. Self guided tour was informative. Lots of signage. Beautiful plants. Galaxy garden is especially awesome.

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Thank dniles8
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We had a private tour of the galaxy garden and it was wonderful. So creative and really helped you understand the scale of our galaxy. Very peaceful.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

First Tip... Do Not Forget Your Camera! We enjoyed several hours of just walking around and taking things in... very relaxing and enjoyable experience and a must see.

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Centre Hall, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Can't identify all those exotic tropical trees and plants? Visit this garden! A piece of paradise. Well worth the price of admission.

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

Thank you for the 5 Stars. I am glad you enjoyed the new informational botanical signs we have placed throughout the gardens. We plan on doing the Galaxy Garden signage next. More 

Euless, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

We were looking for Captain Cook monument, which turned out to be a horrible disappointment, but this garden was very impressive and spiritual. Galaxy Garden in the shape of Milky Way, flowering trees and bushes. Small gift shop. Out of the way but enjoy the scenery and look into island life.

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Thank LindyLou2407
Southern California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary was our first stop on our vacation. It really set the tone for a relaxing vacation. The fee was $10. The staff was helpful and knowledgeable. The view is spectacular. The variety of plants and trees amazing. We spent a few hours just sitting and walking through the gardens. It is a lovely place to wander,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Bit pricey to get in, but beautiful gardens. Great views as well. Gift shop has some neat items for purchase. Lots of parking.

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Eatonville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

The Peace Garden Sanctuary is in a beautiful location overlooking the ocean that contains homages to all of the known religions in the World. An amazing garden planted in scale to our galaxy you can walk through finding all the planets located where they are in scale...including Earth. A display of Bhuddist monk sand paintings are preserved to marvel at.... More 

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Thank Al W
Ladner, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

We decided to visit the garden after reading the reviews here in TripAdvisor. It was worth the trip. The visitor centre/gift shop is beautiful and tranquil. There are alters and fountains throughout. The staff are friendly, passionate and helpful. You are given a two page laminated guide to follow as you stroll through the gardens. We spent about two hours... More 

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