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 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. Owner Lesley Hill, focused on offering plants for Hawaii’s climate, top quality garden supplies and expert advice. By the early 90’s she began to offer tropical wood furniture, statuary and stone mosaic from Indonesia and 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.

For the future, we will continue to bring in quality wood furniture from Indonesia, custom upholstered furniture, unique home decor and gift items from around the world. We will also continue to carry the plants that you desire for indoor, garden and landscaping including many native plants. We will continue to offer bare root fruit trees annually in February, and flower and vegetable bulbs in Spring. We are also thrilled to announce collaboration with more local artisans. Future plans also include gardening workshops and special events.

Along with the outstanding staff: Shannan, Mandy, Vicky, Greg, Fauna, Jordan, Cathy, Cole and Makoa, 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!