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Akatsuka Orchid Gardens

Between May-August catch a glimpse of the $20,000 orchid!

This orchid was brought from its natural habitat in Thailand in 1984, no hybridization, a real gift from mother nature.  It was awarded a First Class Certificate (FCC) for size and symmetry in 1991, it received 91 out of a possible 100 points.  Propagation by cloning has been unsuccessful, so propagation can only be done through division.  This  is not the only plant like this in the world, but it is the only one of it’s kind with perfect symmetry and registered with the American Orchid Society.  Blooms once a year & will stay in bloom for two months.

Established in 1974, Akatsuka Orchid Gardens has been a prominent grower and retailer of Cattleya orchids for over 30 years. Behind it all, Mr. Moriyasu Akatsuka who has been in the orchid business for decades, brings with him many years of orchid experience. Prior to his establishment here in Hawaii, Mr. Akatsuka worked in a family orchid nursery in Japan. There are over 500 blooming orchids on display, including his “mother plants” and their hybrid offspring. Moriyasu continues to cultivate orchids today along with his family.

Tours are availableTuesday - Friday 11 am - 2pm  Please call 24 hours in advance for reservation 808-967-8234

They have a large variety of orchids on display that include Dendrobiums, Oncidiums, Phalaenopsis, Miltonia, Odontoglossums and more. We are constantly evolving with the floral industry. Beyond our orchids, we also offer Anthuriums, Bromeliads and Tropical Cut Flower arrangements. Need orchids shipped?  They are Hawaii Agriculture Certified and prepared to ship your floral needs locally in Hawaii or anywhere in the US Mainland.

 Secret Tip: Be sure to try their Poha Ice Cream!



Additional Info

  • Address: 11-3051 Volcano Rd, Volcano, HI 96785
  • Hours: Open 10AM - 4:30PM Daily
  • Accessibly: Yes.
  • Dog Friendly: No
  • Kid Friendly: Yes
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