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Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary

83-5401 Painted Church Rd, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8318
+1 808-328-8084
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Sanctuary in paradise

My spouse and I happened upon this garden after having visited the Painted Church (just down the... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2017
Vancouver, Canada
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The best Peace Garden we've ever seen

We only heard about this from a musician we talked to - it was not written up a lot in any of the... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2017
Carmichael, California
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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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83-5401 Painted Church Rd, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8318
+1 808-328-8084
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Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

My spouse and I happened upon this garden after having visited the Painted Church (just down the road). A garden combined with several shrines, predominantly Buddhist but with many other faiths as well. Galaxy garden, planted to be like the Milky Way, is a peaceful...More

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Reviewed June 20, 2017

We only heard about this from a musician we talked to - it was not written up a lot in any of the guides or books. It's a bit difficult to find (follow addresses, not GPS!) but when we arrived we were blown away. It...More

1  Thank tiggerbear51
Reviewed June 16, 2017

This place is amazing! A very well kept sanctuary and great learning experience. Such a wonderful array of plants from all over the world. The shrines were really cool!

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Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

We just happened to drive by this place and stopped on a whim. Wow. So glad we did. Pretty and interesting. Really worth a look. We will be back

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Reviewed May 25, 2017

Beautiful place, well cared, it is worth the trip to go and see such a beautiful place, it is not only about plants, it has a lot of spiritual power and very peaceful

Thank CG V
Reviewed May 6, 2017

Paleaku Gardens is on Painted Church Road right above Place of Refuge and a appropriate follow-up to visiting that ancient Hawaiian heiau. The name means "soft covering" and is said to have been given this place by a Kapuna and Kahuna of Hawaii. A contribution...More

1  Thank Gabriele S
Reviewed April 5, 2017

This was a magical and serene botanical garden experience. The various shrines and monuments representing different religions and beliefs was very interesting and beautiful.

Thank EStarCanada
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

This garden offers peaceful tributes to all religions in a beautiful setting. Unique statues placed all over property, surrounded by Hawaiian flowers. Worth checking out.

Thank MIZT13
Reviewed February 24, 2017

We visited this beautiful garden sanctuary during our recent trip to the Big Island. A sense of peace and tranquility pervades the gardens. There are many beautiful flowers to see and photograph, and a variety of religious and cultural shrines from the Far East and...More

1  Thank DenisK
Reviewed February 19, 2017

We discovered this gem on our way to see the Painted Church about a mile down the road. A variety of flowers and trees many well marked. Benches for sitting and meditating in the different garden areas. Our favorite was the galaxy garden where we...More

1  Thank dreisprings
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