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Hamilton Gardens

Hungerford Crescent | Sh1, 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, Hamilton, New Zealand
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+64 7-838 6782
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"themed gardens"
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"free entry"
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"free attraction"
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"nice cafe"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely stunning venue. You could spend two days here and get immersed in this gem. The cafe and food were great including the friendly and helpful staff.

Thank pom162
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Such astoundingly beautiful gardens. All so different, so completely realised. A delightful surprise around every corner.

Thank jojodisco6
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is unbelieveable and we are so lucky to have it. We take visitors there from all over the world to it and they are always impressed. We have travelled the world and seen few gardens to match this!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the Hamilton Gardens! There is always something different to see and the theme gardens are simply amazing. It’s a “must do” for anyone visiting Hamilton.

Thank Jan W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a real asset for Hamilton. As an extended family we often go there for a picnic and to explore. The grandchildren love it and they're young enough for it to be a new adventure every summer.

Thank David K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see if you are a local or a visitor. Always making new gardens and have others under construction.. great for family and friends it even wedding's

Thank Kiwismurf
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens were absolutely beautiful. We grabbed a snack at the cafe which was also good. Recommend this for a nice stroll and contemplative experience.

Thank agent472017
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I work in the horticulture industry so make it a point to visit botanical gardens where I go. Hamilton has got to be up there with my favorites. It is an interesting concept, lay-out wise. Most botanical gardens focus on individual plants, etc. The goal...More

Thank Chris R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live nearby and don’t visit often enough. Our son loves the playground, although there isn’t much on offer there for a 2 year old. The gardens themselves are stunning, as are the surrounding lakes, river and paths. You could easily waste a whole day...More

Thank dianamr2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No visit to Hamilton would be complete with out a trip to the Hamilton Gardens. We enjoyed our stroll through the amazing variety of gardens. Can't wait for the new areas to open. Looking forward to our next visit!

Thank amgolden4
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meenamen
22 December 2017|
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thanks everyone. I found this on the website so I guess I shall brave the dirty looks. Dogs. Dogs are not permitted in the enclosed gardens or in Hamilton East Park Cemetery. They are allowedeverywhere else on a lead. We... More
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Tarquero
2 December 2017|
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Response from 732steve | Reviewed this property |
Yes it closes at 8pm in summer and 5pm in winter
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bo l
8 September 2017|
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Response from Karen O | Reviewed this property |
Yes beautiful, free and disability friendly
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