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 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 also offer unique, quality furniture, home decor and one of-a-kind gift items from around the world.

Owners: Maikalani Hill Higgins and Loke Hill Higgins

Our History

Paradise Plants began in Hilo in 1978 as a little greenhouse in the parking lot of Davies Building Supply in Keaukaha. Since then it changed locations to Kilauea Street and then Hinano Street before landing at its present home of 40 Wiwoole Street in Hilo.

Owner and founder, Lesley Hill, nurtured this business for 40 years, building close relationships with her customers and vendors, many of whom became life-long friends. We are grateful to everyone who contributed to its success. Lesley passed away on May 14th, 2017. She will be greatly missed.

Along with her outstanding staff, Shannan, Mandy, Vicky, Greg and Martin, her daughter’s Maikalani and Loke will continue to oversee Paradise Plant’s present and future success.

Thank you all for your continued patronage and support!