Akatsuka Orchid Gardens Greenhouse
Visit Akatsuka Orchid Gardens
Akatsuka Orchid Gardens showroom and greenhouse is located in Volcano, Hawaii and has one of the largest orchid collections in Hawaii on display. Visit us and see a wide variety of orchids and tropical flowers on display in
our Garden Showroom. Take one home; we offer carefully cultivated, non-blooming plants for those interested in an orchid growing hobby. Go in-depth and take a guided tour of the orchid green house while our expert gardener explains the orchid growing and hybridization process.
Orchid and Tropical Flower Greenhouse
Generally, orchids prefer the lower elevations where the climate is more temperate. However, the temperatures in Volcano range from the mid 40's to 70 degrees, year-round. In 2002, Mr. Moriyasu Akatsuka expanded the gardens with special considerations to provide an optimum growing environment for orchids in Volcano. Within this unique setting, the mother plants are revered, the hybrid orchids are displayed, and the immature hybrid orchids are sheltered.
Hybrid processing begins with the mother plants. With meticulous selection and exceptional care, a mother plant is bred, producing award winning blooms in 3 to 5 years. At each stage, the plants are repotted and placed on tables. With more than 200,000 orchids, space is precious. Rolling tables allow the aisle to move with the gardener, and can also hold more plants than stationary tables. Every year, additional orchid and anthurium plants are propagated to ensure continuous blooming plants and cut flowers for assortments.
The hybridization process is long! From tissue cutting to flasks, growth takes 1-1.5 years. From the flask to transport trays they take another 8-12 months. Finally, the individual plants are transplanted yearly until they reach maturity and produce blooms. On average it takes 5 years of loving care until the plants can produce!
Orchid Greenhouse Tour & Tasting
We are now offering a guided, behind-the-scenes tour of our orchid greenhouses. Our greenhouses hold orchid plants in various stages of development. Your tour will be guided by one of our expert orchid growers who will show you around our greenhouses, demonstrate how our orchids are cultivated and bred and you'll even be a participant in a grower's activity. A treat for orchid enthusiasts and novices! You may even get to taste products from a specialty tropical fruit crop we're growing!
- Tour length: 1 hour
- Days Offered: Wednesdays & Fridays (10am & 2pm)
- Pricing: $35 Adults, $25 Children 5 & older
- Large Groups or Private Tours: Call Us!!
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Cancellations made up to 24hrs. in advance of tour date incur no fee & a full refund. Cancellations after 24hrs., or No Shows will not receive a refund.