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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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Beautiful Garden - a relaxing outing

We visited these gardens a few years ago, and they have been added to since then. The "Themed" gardens are wonderful. A pleasant riverside walk from Hamilton City.

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Adelaide
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We visited these gardens a few years ago, and they have been added to since then. The "Themed" gardens are wonderful. A pleasant riverside walk from Hamilton City.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

These gardens are beautiful and well laid out. We only had a short time available and were able to see most of the gardens. So lovely to turn a corner and come upon a different theme. The staff were really helpful and there were maps available for a small cost.

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Thank WendyNa2015
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So beautiful and unique. I've been to gardens all over the world but this is by far one of the best! Perfect way to spend an afternoon

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Hamilton Parish, Bermuda
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You would not have had a completed trip in New Zealand if you did not visit the Gardens. We go for picnics, lovely playground for kids..place to sit relax, paint draw..enjoy

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We spent a very enjoyable couple of hours here wandering through several individual gardens. Each reflecting its national style. Highly recommended.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From Indian char bagh to American modern, it's all here. Parking sometimes difficult during events and on our last visit the English garden was lacking attention, weedy and neglected. All the others were in really good shape. Can be hot in here on summer days so hats a necessity.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by this garden on the way back to Auckland from Waitomo. We spent 1.5 hour but experienced quite diverse gardens in such a short time. Location, parking space, toilet and overall circulation are better than we expected.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Wow this place was amazing. Far superior that I would have imagined. So clean and the enclosures for the animals was outstanding. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone. I will have to bring my grandchildren to see it as they would absolutely love it.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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This is a terrific free attraction. Lovely gardens with some really substantial buildings in the formal gardens: temples, turrets, pavilions etc. We spent 90 minutes here, Could easily have been more.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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The Hamilton Gardens is one of the best places in all of Hamilton, the beautifully manicured gardens provide a peaceful serene space to take a walk, have a picnic, bring visiting friends and family or take a school trip for a history lesson. You'll need 2+ hours to explore the gardens, I'd encourage everyone to bring a picnic and hang... More 

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