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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Hungerford Crescent | SH1, Hamilton, New Zealand
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Really easy walking for our young family (our 3 year old walked/ran around without needing any assistance). While the kids weren't necessarily that interested in the gardens, they really enjoyed following all the different paths to see what was at the end of them. Tip:...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the best place to hang around. So peaceful and lots of flowers , And the information provided was easy to understand

Thank Arjun P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love bringing the kids to the Hamilton Gardens. Its so beautiful and the kids love how adventurous the layout of the gardens are . Great time to go is spring/summer but still good in March

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its so convenient as you drive into Hamilton. The gardens cater for every type of gardener and lover of gorgeous colourful flowers, trees and shrubs. The cafe has a good selection of food to stay longer at the gardens. There are gardens that represent different...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Never get bored here, kids love the gardens, excellent place enjoy the flora or even just to have a stroll.

Thank Armen A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been coming to the Hamilton gardens on a regular basis. We had a family get together with relatives visiting from overseas. They was a Maori arts festival on and it was amazing. We stayed all day and had dinner from one of the...More

Thank Colin F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

i/we try and go to the gardens at least once a year. Thus far, every time without fail, there is something different to see whether it is a new garden, different plants and trees etc. flowering/blooming. Easy walking access to most sites and a well...More

Thank pete w
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Considering Hamilton gardens gets so little publicity, it is a fantastic place to visit. And it's free of charge! We allowed half a day but stayed for the full day and had a good but very reasonably priced lunch at the café, sitting at the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see, these gardens take you to different cultures and gives you a feeling of being in different countries. Beautifull gardens

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The Hamilton Gardens should be the one place that every inhabitant of Hamilton and every tourist should visit. I feel such peace and happiness when I visit the gardens.

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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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