About Us

We are a plant store and so much more!

Paradise Plants has been providing the Island of Hawaii with healthy plants and quality home furnishings for over 40 years. We are Hilo’s premier Home and Garden store, receiving the “Best of East Hawaii” Nursery award for several years in a row. We offer unique, quality furniture, home decor and one of-a-kind gift items from around the world.

Our Past, Present and Future

Paradise Plants founded in Hilo in 1978, began as a small plant nursery attached to Davie’s Building Supply in Keaukaha, later moving two more times in Hilo before landing at its present location of 40 Wiwoole Street. Founded by, Lesley Hill, the store offered plants for Hawaii’s climate, top quality garden supplies and expert advice. By the early 90’s Paradise Plants began to offer tropical wood furniture, statuary and stone mosaic from Indonesia plus colorful ceramic pots from Vietnam.

Lesley truly loved the community of Hilo and enjoyed meeting everyone who came into the store. Upon her passing in May 2017, her daughters, Maikalani and Loke, took over ownership and formed Paradise Plants Home and Garden Center LLC. Many of you have told us how much you appreciate Paradise Plants, and we aim to continue to improve upon her legacy.

We will continue to bring in quality solid wood furniture from Indonesia, sofas and sectionals from Canada, ceramic pots from Vietnam, plus unique home decor and gift items from around the world. We bring in the plants for your homes, gardens and yards including many native plants. Annually we bring in bare root fruit trees from California and flower and vegetable bulbs in Spring. We are also thrilled to announce collaboration with more local artisans. Beginning in May 2021 we will have special evening events with live music.

Along with the outstanding staff: Shannan, Greg, Vicky, Cathy, Fauna and Aiyana, her daughter’s Maika and Loke will continue to oversee Paradise Plant’s present and future success.

Thank you all for your continued patronage and support!