Akatsuka Orchid Gardens – Largest Collection of Orchids and Exotic Tropical Flowers in Hawaii

Posted March 19, 2013 by livelux in Travel

Cattleya Orchid - Akatsuka Orchid Gardens
Cattleya Orchid – Akatsuka Orchid Gardens

Akatsuka Orchid Gardens on the Big Island of Hawaii, features the largest collection of orchids and exotic tropical flowers in all of Hawaii.

If you are planning a trip to visit the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, be sure to stop at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens. You will find over a 1000 species of beautiful orchids grown here.

Akatsuka Orchid Gardens was established in 1974 and is managed by Moriyasu Akatsuka. Mr. Akatsuka worked in a family orchid nursery in Japan and has worked in the orchid business for decades.

The east side of the Big Island receives frequent rain showers and experiences a warm, humid climate, so the Puna district is the perfect location for growing orchids.

The Akatsuka Orchid Gardens can be found in the island town of Volcano on Highway 11, near the edge of the rainforest.

Akatsuka Orchid Gardens is open 7 days a week, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Be sure to visit the display room and see many of Mr. Akatsuka’s beautiful orchids up close. They also offer a free self guided tour of the flower gardens.

If you would like to purchase flowers for yourself or friends and family but don’t want the worry of keeping your flowers fresh during your Hawaii stay, don’t worry. You can have your orchids shipped anywhere in the world. All of the Akatsuka Orchid Gardens products are both agriculturally inspected and certified.

Akatsuka Orchids
11-3051 Volcano Road
Volcano, HI 96785
(808) 967-8234