We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Beautiful Flowers You Can Take Home” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Akatsuka Orchid Gardens

Akatsuka Orchid Gardens
Book In Advance
More Info
$20.00*
and up
Orchid Gardens Tour and Tasting
Ranked #3 of 17 things to do in Volcano
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Fremont, California
Level Contributor
31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful Flowers You Can Take Home”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

We visited the Akatsuka Orchid Gardens 3 years back and regretted we did not purchase any of the beautiful orchids we really liked. So upon our return to the Big Island, we made one of our first visits there. We recommend going early in the morning, before the tour buses arrive. It has a decent sized showroom, as well as a glass wall to look into the gren house next to it. It contains a small gift shop and have clean and large rest rooms for visitors to use.

We got there around 10am (it opens at 9), and we had the undivided attention of a staff member, who only only showed us the new and unusual orchids, including the $20,000 orchid that won top honors from the industry, but also took our pictures for us. We wanted to purchased an orchid that smells like chocolate and one with coconut aroma. She even put the two together to show us the "Mounds" scent. Unfortunately, the first orchid has already bloomed and they do not have any more stock, so we have to settle for the second one. She explained how best to transport the plant home with us, and carefully packed it so it can absorb moisture until we carried onto the flight back next week.

It is definitely work a visit.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank WeLuvHounds
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

319 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    181
    106
    27
    4
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A quick stop and lots of orchids.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

If you happen to drive by this greenhouse I would recommend stopping. It doesn't take very long to see everything and the orchids are beautiful. The gift shop is better than most of the ones I had been to and bought some very nice souvenirs.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank schatzyt
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
146 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Fragrant!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

This is an orchid nursery, but worth stopping to smell the uh...orchids. Some of them are incredibly fragrant.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank WildWestCouple
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Vista, California
Level Contributor
147 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Beautiful Orchids without Charge”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

This green house features many beautiful orchids without an entrance charge. They have a very alluring gift shop that tourists will find irresistible.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank LarryErickson
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“If you like flowers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

Great variety, many orchids I have never seen before and tney ship everywhere. Its only minutes from Volcano.

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
Thank mhlam
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Akatsuka Orchid Gardens also viewed

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii
 
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii
 

Been to Akatsuka Orchid Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing