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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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"italian renaissance"
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"japanese garden"
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"english garden"
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"rose garden"
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"turtle lake"
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"world class"
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"different countries"
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"free entry"
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"full bloom"
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"free attraction"
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"few hours"
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"nice cafe"
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"every corner"
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"information centre"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely stop on the way back to Auckland on Sh1. Enjoyed the themed gardens, only had time for the paradise gardens, they were so stunning, especially the Italian Renaissance garden. Free entry, yay

Thank Bhavesh G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love gardens. This one is amazing! Even in the pouring rain, I was blown away. I can't believe it's free!

Thank berkeley2
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A good hour spent here and wished we had longer to linger in the titled garden rooms. Very well laid out on a beautiful setting along the riverbank.

Thank Jenny P
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Gorgeous city built gardens on many historical intrernational garden themes, very authentic and acurate in detail with great information on all aspects of the displays. by donation so very reasonable cost, great resturant with variety of price selections. 2 hous not near enough time but...More

Thank JPLanigan
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I attended this lovely event in the Gardens at the weekend. The organisation of parking, stalls, food and drinks sales and seating was excellent. The music and sound system were also very good. The gardens were in immaculate condition and the shade from the large...More

Thank estelle_cashmore
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful Gardens - well worth a visit. With its broad range of flora, broad range of garden styles and ease of access, it's clear why Hamilton Gardens was recently rated as one of the Best Gardens around. It is worth a visit. Also, make sure...More

Thank DatLoongJourney
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Municipal Botanic Gardens can be reasonably good, some can be a bit of a side-show. Hamilton Botanic Gardens however soar way above most others with an offering that would normally only be seen in the larger private/commercial gardens. This was such a surprise to find...More

Thank Bob S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the gardens during January 2018 and we would recommend a visit to anybody who is in the area. The focused on the themed gardens that are still being developed. You could spend an hour our a whole day here depending on your own...More

Thank honestreviewer50
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by a local in the museum, we headed to the gardens around 5.30 pm. They are opened late in Summer. Besides being free (which still does my head in), they were unbelievable! Consider it a MUST DO, even if you are not into gardening....More

Thank janefromspain2015
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is stunningly beautiful place to visit. There is no entry fee and the place has been rented very nicely. There are many many Gardens along with veggie garden. An awesome place to have a nice family get together

Thank Chirag S
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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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