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Hamilton Gardens

Hungerford Crescent | SH1 (Off Cobham Drive), 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 (Off Cobham Drive), Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6782
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Awesomeness! !! Worth the time spent. Floral arrangements and gardens are great. Definitely walk the cultural garden arrangements.

Thank o-Kevin-o
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hamilton Gardens has been named as one of the top gardens in the world. It has multiple themed areas on different garden styles from around the world, expectly done in each instance, and is constantly adding new areas as funds permit. There is nil entrance...More

Thank thehaven2017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My friends and I visited the gardens on a winters day, we weren't disappointed. We had missed most of the blooms and all the gardeners (56 of them) were out pruning, weeding and planting but there was still plenty to see. The gardens which are...More

Thank RacJac
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Now I am not really a gardener but my husband is and so we went. I really enjoyed the walk through these extremely well maintained gardens. We paid the $2 for the detailed map and followed the suggested walking tour which took about an hour....More

Thank just_mazza
Reviewed 5 days ago

A great place to go to relax and enjoy nature. Lots of options for styles of gardens to learn about, plus a playground for the kids to enjoy.

Thank belle-hales
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These gardens are really laid out well. With more development to come to keep you going back. Great cafe over looking the lake. Well worth a visit. Donation for a guide booklet which is very informative.

1  Thank Christine W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited over a winter weekend and although going through some renovations - was lovely to walk through the gardens. Nothing quite like it that I've been to and definitely worth a visit if you are travelling through Hamilton.

Thank rebeccaohagan
Reviewed 1 week ago

These Gardens are not Botanical but Concept ie the development of gardens is explored through history over the world. Each Garden is a room you enter, another place entirely. We booked an Information Tour, such a knowledgeable guide! So worthwhile. For the first time I...More

2  Thank Laurel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit. There are many gardens designed in a certain themes. Cost free it is a real good experience. However it could do with more features, as I felt it still wasn't big enough to fullfill me personally. But then again it is...More

Thank Matthew A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice for a family or couples walk exploring gardens. Lots of new ones often popping up so you can easily go multiple times and see something new! Free to enter too

Thank samzi9
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Hi, How much time does it take to walk through all the gardens? Thank you.
10 July 2015|
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Response from Hamilton G | Property representative |
Hi, The enclosed sector contains our themed gardens and we recommend approximately two hours to enjoy this area. The wider site is spread across 54 hectares with some highlights including the Rogers Rose Garden, display... More
Hi Kelly, what are the gardens like in the winter? We are arriving at the end of June. Barb
14 June 2015|
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Response from Hamilton G | Property representative |
Hi Barb, thanks for your query - and look forward to seeing you! The Gardens have been designed for year-round colour. We replace the flowers in the Indian Char Bagh twice a year (more than 4,000 flowers!) so they will be... More
sunny g
Is there any price or cost for adult and student to visit in this garden..?
11 May 2015|
Response from Hamilton G | Property representative |
Hi, Hamilton Gardens is a public park and free to visit. Many thanks.