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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Hungerford Crescent | Cobham Drive, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6782
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All reviews themed gardens italian renaissance japanese garden rose garden english garden stunning gardens turtle lake different cultures world class free entry full bloom free attraction few hours nice cafe every corner couple of hours great place to visit
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Large enough for a good walk with a wide range of themes from woodland through to formal rose gardens. Wheelchair friendly with good facilities, playground and cafe.

Thank Ronah802
Reviewed yesterday

We were in Hamilton for one day only and decided to spend the afternoon in the gardens. This truly exceeded our expectations. Such a lovely walk through! Well maintained, beautiful and a really chilled way to spend the afternoon. Also - there's turtles!

Thank Kane B
Reviewed yesterday

Gorgeous gardens , lovely colours , hired a wheel chair for elderly mother walked around where was accessible for wheel char

Thank Trish150763
Reviewed 4 days ago

Huge site, great for walking but don't expect many flower beds. Not unexpected given this is a free to the public. However, the enclosed gardens were pretty nice. Many different variations such as Tudor Garden, Italian Garden, Indian and Japanese etc. But our favourites were...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing place, what makes it even better it's free entrance. Beautiful, very colourful, peaceful and very informative.

Thank Manish_B28
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful Gardens well worth a visit, free of charge however there are boxes for donations. Visit all sections, some under renovation at the moment. Also visit the gift shop

Thank Vikki P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These gardens are amazing so many different things to see. Kids enjoyed the playground and seeing the turtles. They are beautiful.

Thank SarahT6315
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit Hamilton then a visit to the gardens is a must, its free entrance and parking, many different garden designs from Italian to English. You can spend a whole day walking around the gardens, have lunch in the cafe or restaurant, relax in...More

Thank Diana V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful concept gardens and peaceful near the lake. Great place to visit and enjoy. It is very popular so there can be a lot of visitors viewing the gardens.

Thank Journey789532
Reviewed 1 week ago

These free gardens are a must do if you are looking to spend a day or so in Hamilton. There are 15-20 smaller "themed" gardens inside, with each one containing flora that fit the theme. Very cool!

Thank Dusty R
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22 December 2017|
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Response from meenamen |
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
2 December 2017|
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Response from 732steve | Reviewed this property |
Yes it closes at 8pm in summer and 5pm in winter
8 September 2017|
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Response from Karen O | Reviewed this property |
Yes beautiful, free and disability friendly