Designed by Mike Renner, this oasis in paradise is situated on The Big Island in Holualoa. There is plenty to excite and invoke the senses as you meander from coffee plantation through tropical fruit trees, expanses of lush green lawn with intriguing trees and around the many paths, past garden beds filled with colorful tropical plants. There are many native Hawaiian species in this garden which is a fluid changing display of color and interest throughout the year. You never know what you will find just around the corner.
The sweet smell of the coffee trees in bloom remind you of your exotic location. The Heliconias, gingers, orchids and Anthuriums lure you to keep exploring. You are visually stimulated by textures and colors of the many and varied plants Mike has used throughout this garden and the fruit and nut trees add yet another dimension …tangerine, lemon, orange mango, cherry and macadamia.
Life emerging, ever changing, this wonderful garden is both visually diverse and very soothing. Using a clever mix of contrasting materials to both highlight and blend plants to their surroundings, the garden lends a level of interest which is very pleasing to the eye as well as the soul.
It is not only people who enjoy this garden, it boasts many regular visitors from the animal kingdom as well as resident wildlife. It is a haven for the gecko’s as they play and frolic in the foliage, birdsong in the early morning is music to the ears, wild chickens and turkeys frequently forage on the lawn or just take a leisurely stroll on their way to somewhere important. There is life in abundance in this beautiful place.
Even the Koi are at peace in their beautiful surrounds with the soft tinkling of the koi pond waterfall to soothe the senses. Mike has excelled himself in the design and maintenance of this beautiful property and the landscaping around the koi pond is particularly special. Fragrant orchids, ferns and anthuriums flow around the paths and terraces making this truly a place of harmony and balance.
The properly is bordered by a line of Ti plants to keep out the night marchers, the leaves of which have been used on King Kamehameha’s Heiau in Kona. You can see our Ti leaves on many dancers at halaus on the Big Island – it is our gift to the community