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Hamilton Gardens

Hungerford Crescent | SH1 (Off Cobham Drive), Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6782
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Explore an enchanting world of secret gardens. Transport yourself through time and to far-flung corners of the world. Meander through a lush tropical jungle, visit ancient China and indulge yourself in a Renaissance Prince's 16th century garden. Five garden collections have been created to delight the senses, with some garden concepts reaching back 4,000 years. Hamilton Gardens is a conceptual garden based in the Waikato that explores the context, history and meaning of gardens through time, and from around the world. It is internationally recognised for its unique concept and is the Waikato region's most popular tourist destination. Only five minutes drive from Hamilton's CBD, the Gardens is open 7 days a week during daylight hours and entry and parking is free. Access is off SH1, alongside Cobham Drive on the southern side of Hamilton.
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Hungerford Crescent | SH1 (Off Cobham Drive), Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6782
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Reviewed today

beautiful and reest ful place. A credit to the city and the district. Worth a visit, take your time and enjoy.

Thank Cap'n C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having read some reviews on this place, we were keen to have a look for ourselves. There are some modifications being carried out at the moment, which will make this special place even better. The extent of the global presentations was most impressive.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Hamilton gardens are fabulous. We have just been to see the tulips. So beautiful. The tulip festival is on. The weather was wet but still plenty of people enjoying the gardens. Spring flowers everywhere and bird song. Plenty of native Tui to be seen in...More

Thank Akatea
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Quick visit with friends - the ladies at the information centre were outstanding!! Offered us an umbrella as there had been random showers all morning. Told is the best places to visit as we only had an hour there. Umbrella was a blessing as had...More

Thank kellymN1366HP
Reviewed 4 days ago

You should put it on the top list for visiting if you are coming to Hamilton. Best time to visit is spring and summer but it is also beautiful during other seasons.

Thank Pablo0
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful flowers.. but better to go mid to late spring because at some areas, they are still planting or replanting..

Thank Melbing M
Reviewed 4 days ago

In New Zealand, Hamilton is often joked about as a place to drive past on the way to somewhere else. But the Hamilton Gardens are definitely a place to drive to! Featuring a range of fantastic gardens (Italian and India are stunning, but my personal...More

Thank markdawsonsmith
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens which are well worth the visit . A variety of gardens to see. Staff are friendly . Will be back to visit the new gardens which are currently in development.

Thank Janine S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Hamilton gardens are the first place where I take visitors from overseas. It has a mix between magic and surprise! After visit one garden you never know what is coming next, the only thing that you know is that will surprise you!

Thank 350alejandrav
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an unusual free treat. You can spend hours at end wondering through the variety of gardens. Bring kids, friends, lovers, parents or co-workers. In summertime there are outdoor concerts and foodtrucks.

Thank Ella v
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bo l
8 September 2017|
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Response from marynasuke | Reviewed this property |
Yes, :) unless you wanted to buy the garden map at 2$ that's all.
bo l
8 September 2017|
Response from habanachooky | Reviewed this property |
Yes its free to walk around and enjoy :)
15 August 2017|
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Response from marynasuke | Reviewed this property |
No there isn't.