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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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What a beautiful place! So many wonderful flowers and vegetation to look at while the ocean is in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Denton, Texas
via mobile
Love the tranquility there

We decided to go to this place on a whim during our stay on the Big Island, and were very happy... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
San Diego, United States
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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful place! So many wonderful flowers and vegetation to look at while the ocean is in background. A feeling of peace came over me while resting under a tree. Definetly a pleasant walk through. Staff was friendly and informative!

Thank NicoleG0722
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to go to this place on a whim during our stay on the Big Island, and were very happy that we did. It is a place with such tranquility and serenity. We stayed longer there than we had planned.

Thank yis283
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We went to the painted church and on the way back found this beautiful gardens. My wife and I enjoyed the beautiful tropical vegetation of the gardens. It was a self guided tour that took about an hour. There was a small fee to see...More

Thank robertgH3359RG
Reviewed 2 November 2017

The wife loved it. Me, I liked the banana plant and fresh taste of hand picked banana. There is a walking tour and a gift shop.

Thank TheDude23112
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

A self guided tour through a beautiful garden with many interesting displays. Very enjoyable experience. Not rushed at all.

Thank sungitbabies
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We just happened upon this garden on the way back from the painted church. Such lovely plants and very quiet and peaceful. Coffee was good too and a chance to buy some of their produce. Well worth a visit!

Thank 888Suzy
Reviewed 13 August 2017

we enjoyed this garden and the views. lots of fruit trees and interesting features. little more expensive than other gardens but we would go there again in a heartbeat.....lots of birds to observe and their ginger plants were fantastic...this is all by self tour

Thank Hibby922
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This is by far one of the best Botanical Gardens I've ever been to. It is not only full of stunning plants, but is well designed. The variety of plants and staturary make for an odd mix of excitement and serenity. I really enjoyed the...More

Thank Sharkruz
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Doesn't matter how many gardens you've visited, this is must-see. We didn't know so many varieties of hibiscus exist until coming here!!! The landscape is magnificent and engulfs you in the full beauty of Hawaii. So set aside a few hours, wear sunscreen + bug...More

Thank FunTravelBud
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Lived on the Big Island going on 4+ years now and only recently learned about this place through my son's astronomy class. They took a trip here to check out the Galaxy Garden, which is meant to be a scale replica of the Milky Way....More

1  Thank Cedrick O
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