We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
1,804
All photos (1,804)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
About
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: 1-2 hours
Contact
Hungerford Crescent | SH1, Hamilton, New Zealand
Website
+64 7-838 6782
Call
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Hamilton
from US$247.80
More Info
from US$56.30
More Info
Reviews (2,832)
Filter reviews
2,662 results
Traveller rating
2,119
483
49
7
4
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
2,119
483
49
7
4
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsthemed gardensitalian renaissancejapanese gardenrose gardenenglish gardenstunning gardensturtle lakedifferent culturesworld classfree entryfull bloomfree attractionfew hoursnice cafeevery cornercouple of hoursgreat place to visit
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 2,662 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

This is a must see in the N Island,never mind Hamilton. Atfirst glance these are conventional councilgardens but the enclosed gardens are wonderful. They feature garden styles from around the world and across history. They are imaginative and even in early spring, very beautiful.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Its a great place hidden in hamilton,waikato newzealand with different models world class gardens ..a must visit place if you come to newzealand..god bless

Thank subin jacob C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went during winter time and even in winter the gardens are kept beautifully. It was a great place to roam around freely & take pictures. My fiancé & I can’t wait to go back when the flowers begin to bloom and have a cute...More

Thank lifeononewaytickets
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a lovely surprise. I didn't read any reviews or look at the website so went along not having any expectations and was completely floored by the range of these incredible gardens. Stunningly beautiful, great layout, totally awesome!

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went here not know what to expect and we were blown away! The gardens are beautiful and the themes are so fun! We look forward to returning again in summer!

Thank ShellMoana
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had done little research before our visit to the gardens, and were looking for a simple pleasant experience. The gardens offered much more. Conceptually quirky and beautifully prepared, it was a real surprise for us. We enjoyed the gardens immensely.

Thank Geoff D
Reviewed 1 week ago

These gardens are breathtaking! There are many themed gardens such as Japanese gardens, Italian gardens, herb gardens, and so many more! My personal favourite was the Japanese garden because it was so calm! really take your time to observe this place. Perfect for all ages!

Thank Meg C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Hamilton Gardens are truly a national treasure. Gardens of many themes and nationalities. The perfect place for a lovely walk, picnic

Thank Jojo2030
Reviewed 1 week ago

brilliant place for the whole family, any time of year, its always changing and its always beautiful.

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite going here in winter (June) where most things were not in bloom and when it rained on us towards the end, it was a cool experience to see the variety of different gardens captured here. You can tell a lot of care went into...More

Thank Peter D
HGardens, Public Relations Manager at Hamilton Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks! Glad to hear the weather didn't dampen your enjoyment. HG

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 63 hotels in Hamilton
Albert Court Motor Lodge
240 reviews
.68 km away
Aspen Manor Motel
143 reviews
.77 km away
Manhattan Lodge Motel
18 reviews
.80 km away
Argent Motor Lodge
799 reviews
1.26 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 417 restaurants in Hamilton
Duck Island Ice Cream
145 reviews
1.14 km away
Hayes Common
152 reviews
.84 km away
Babaganush
183 reviews
1.21 km away
Hamilton Gardens Cafe
169 reviews
.61 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 82 attractions in Hamilton
Cathedral Church of St Peter
20 reviews
1.60 km away
Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary
14 reviews
1.54 km away
Gourmet in the Gardens
5 reviews
.74 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
meenamen
22 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
Votes
Tarquero
2 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from 732steve | Reviewed this property |
Yes it closes at 8pm in summer and 5pm in winter
2
Votes
bol1094
8 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Karen O | Reviewed this property |
Yes beautiful, free and disability friendly
0
Votes