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Pua Mau Place Arboretum & Botanical Garden

10 Ala Kahua, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-882-0888
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sorely un kept

lovely owner, but he gardens were in disarray and not worth the $ for admission.The single turtle... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Qualicum Bay, Canada
Rustic fun

So not wanting to drive all the way to Hilo from Kona, we decided to hit the closer botanic... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
San Francisco, California
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10 Ala Kahua, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-882-0888
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

lovely owner, but he gardens were in disarray and not worth the $ for admission.The single turtle that was there looked taken care of but seemed out of place in the middle of the gardens. sad to say I wouldn't go back nor would I...More

Thank Oyakickboxer
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

So not wanting to drive all the way to Hilo from Kona, we decided to hit the closer botanic gardens. First off no one was in the parking lot so we were a little Leary. Then we were greeted by two chiwawas and a incredibly...More

1  Thank leona724
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Gardens needs some TLC. Expensive for the experience although it was a lovely walk. The petroglyph walk was interesting.

Thank hjmacmahon
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We had visited a few years ago and enjoyed it so much we wanted to show it off to our visitors. The creator of the garden has since passed away and it is currently up for sale. It has been terribly neglected. It was truly...More

Thank Marilyn K
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

It has been advertised as an "unusual" Botanical Garden. Well, if you mean a Botanical Garden with almost no flowers, formal gardens or interesting specimens then this is the garden for you. If you like to see living plants then maybe this place is not...More

Thank Travellingsoulottawa
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We had a 2011 guide book which spoke glowingly of Pua Mau. It needs lots of attention and is now (2016) quite sad. You can see it once was magnificent. I hope the owners can successfully sell the property and it can be restored-it is...More

Thank Bronwyn G
Reviewed 23 June 2016

A fun place to visit (just TRY to find the trails on the totally unkempt west side!), but sadly they need some groundskeepers and maintenance very badly. I doubt if the ladies that run the place have actually tried to walk the trails marked on...More

Thank DawnDee1950
Reviewed 14 May 2016

After driving the entry road a number of times, I decided to stop and check out the Gardens, which were easy to reach off the main highway (via a paved road). The royal palms at the edge of the property were quite majestic, and the...More

1  Thank G C
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

The place is for sale and it is rundown.. The cost of entry is above the price of the Good Botanical gardens on the eastern part of the island.. On 23 Feb. 2016 entered the garden(?) and less than 45 minutes rushed through the self...More

1  Thank EasternORDinner
Reviewed 16 January 2016

The history of this place is fascinating (created by one individual and a lot of hard work against the odds) and it is in a very challenging location. There are more beautiful and lush botanical gardens, sure, but this one is really fascinating for the...More

Thank Katja_e_b
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