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Hamilton Gardens

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Address: Hungerford Crescent | SH1 (Off Cobham Drive), Hamilton, New Zealand
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Explore an enchanting world of secret gardens.

Transport yourself through...

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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Beautiful gardens. They are very good for organising events such a good fairs or orchestral performances

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful gardens. They are very good for organising events such a good fairs or orchestral performances

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were completely blown away with the stunning collections of gardens that were nothing less than spectacular. It is surprising that this wonderful array of gardens and pathways is free of admission costs. We strolled for hours and then enjoyed a very tasty lunch at the Hamilton Gardens Café on-site. The gardens - and I think there with 16 -... More 

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Matamata, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited Hamilton Gardens with a friend for the first time in a long while. I was amazed at how much more had been done. There are separate gardens, each with a theme, and new ones still being constructed. It was very busy with a lot of visitors on the day I went, and there was singing for entertainment in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Do you have a few hours to kill? Come an wander through some of Hamilton's best plants an hidey holes , great for the kids , (awesome new playground).This is one attraction that never fails to impress throughout the year. Load up the kids , pack the picnic hamper an become one with nature, in some of the most surreal... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice way to spend part of our day! We went here while our hotel was getting our room ready. Very nice staff, gorgeous gardens, and it was cool reading about each and everyone of them!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to grab a coffee and a quick nibble at the cafe and decided to look around. Being a horticulturist, i like a good wander around and a look at plants. The gardens are well laid out and fairly well kept. The modernist garden looks a little outdated but it looks as though there is plenty of expansion going on.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was recommended to us by the friendly staff at the Visitor Centre inside of Hamilton city. This Garden is about 45 min walk from the city and you can just follow the river walkways on either side of the river to get there. If you're not up for a walk, there are buses to that place but you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent several hours strolling through these magnificent well maintained gardens. This was one of the highlights of our stay in Hamilton and well worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved the parts we got time to see, will definitely go back to see the rest! The fantasy gardens are a must see, in particular the Italian & Tudor gardens, they are magical! So special, what an amazing place.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A nice relaxing venue to suit all the family, river walks, cultural gardens, lawns for picinicing, and gorgeous areas to capture events that will last a lifetime!

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