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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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Orchid bliss

Beautiful, fragrant and learning experience. World class orchids. Highly recommended. A peaceful place in volcano region. Very friendly and informative staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Thetford Center, Vermont
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Thetford Center, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful, fragrant and learning experience. World class orchids. Highly recommended. A peaceful place in volcano region. Very friendly and informative staff.

Thank BicycleDay
Haiku, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just went to visit the Orchid Maze.......because it was supposedly the grand opening.....it was a little sad as many of the orchids were past bloom and the special Paph. only had one flower left and the rest had died.....i think it was nicer when the show room was just all flowering plants for sale......i did buy 3 wonderful plants... More 

1 Thank norman m
Hainesport, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was once a large beautiful orchid store that you could freely browse, giving you the option to look at and buy gorgeous orchids and other tropical plants. Now they cut down the size of the store by 2/3rd and charge you $5/person to look around. Worse, they market it as an "orchid maze", which is actually no maze at... More 

1 Thank Michael_K_SNJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to stop if you love flowers, gardening, or photography. Every color, size, and shape of orchid imaginable, including some unique species created by the owner. The staff is friendly and helpful.

Thank Ren K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

when we went to Akatsuka orchid gardens, there was a orchid maze set up. They showcased a $20,000 orchid in full bloom and the different stages of an orchid amongst the many different types of varieties they breed. If you like orchids or plants in general I would say this might be high on the list when you visit Hilo.

1 Thank AaYano
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

If you love flowers and orchids this is the place to stop. They have numerous different orchids and the show you how the orchids are grown from seeds to plant. We did the orchid maze, you have to pay for it but if you are already there its worth it to see all the different flowers.

Thank jbcarter14
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The staff was very helpful in showing varieties that would grow best for our area of the US. They explained about care and their website has great references for the gardener. Prices were very reasonable for what we are used to. Due to extra restrictions by Arizona's agriculture department, a minimum purchase is required, so we were unable to bring... More 

Thank James W
Boise, Idaho, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We have never done the paid tour but we love wandering around in the show area and you can go back and look through the greenhouse window. You are always welcome to take one of the hair-ready orchids they have in a bowl at the entrance. It is a good place to see many of the different families of orchids... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

This is my third visit to the Akatsuka Orchid Gardens and there is always something new to see and admire. Most of the greenhouse gardens are free and photographs are allowed. For a small $5.00 admission fee, you can tour the interior and see and learn about their $20,000.00 orchid. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Nice gift shop. Shipments made world wide.... More 

Thank 46Lil
Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I have been this beautiful orchid farm several times. The plants out for display and sale are also beside the growing tables of so much more. They will ship for you and also have a great web site.

Thank Vernon B

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