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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.

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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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Well worth a few hours

We most probably saw these at their best. The different types of gardens are beautiful and the vegetable and herb gardens most interesting. Very good cafe as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We most probably saw these at their best. The different types of gardens are beautiful and the vegetable and herb gardens most interesting. Very good cafe as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There are few things as beautiful as lovely large gardens and if you can visit for free you have got a winner! The Hamilton gardens are absolutely beautiful. They have different kinds of gardens each fitting a certain theme e.g. English garden, Japanese scholar garden etc. You feel like you are transported to a different part of the world each... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a beautiful place for a day out. Lovely cafe with good quality and reasonably priced food and a real treat to wander through the different gardens which are very well maintained. Sad that so many are still under construction, can't wait to see them. All this for free! when I think of what it costs to visit gardens in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited the gardens on two occassions during our trip, they are absolutely beauitful you wonder from one country to another through the gardens you get a real insight into how other countries garden. Our favourite was the italian and the indian gardens the colours and the bulidings it actually felt like you had been to another world.and of course all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The different themes of the gardens blew me away (even though it was showering when we visited)! Definitely a must go in Hamilton!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited on what started a wet day and we were not disappointed. The different gardens to view were first rate and especially the rose garden. Good to have a coffee in adjoining cafe.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch at the Gardens cafe. Probably should have brought our own picnic and enjoyed one of the beautiful spots in the gardens. Well set out gardens, tranquil and beautiful. Lots to see and an easy place to spend many hours on a lovely Hamilton day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The gardens are well kept and beautifully laid out with wonderful Representations of different types of garden from through out the world. A maze of hedging leading you from one lovely garden to another each one wonderfully different. This is a must see if visiting Hamilton .

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Porirua, New Zealand
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What an awesome garden. Totally love the atmosphere and creativity. Will definitely be attending this garden again!!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful!! Loved every moment of it :) our tour guide was very inviting and informative on each and every garden we visited :)

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