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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
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Hungerford Crescent | Cobham Drive, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand
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Reviewed today 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 yesterday

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 yesterday

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 4 days 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
Reviewed 4 days ago

Every turn there is something to behold. A truly beautiful facility and one that Hamiltonians ought to be engaged with and proud of. Comparable to other great gardens of the world I've seen recently e.g. Shropshire Dingle and Eze.

Thank makomihi
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is on the east of meandering Waikato River. This location gives beautiful views of Waikato River and surrounding forests. The place is called 'Hamilton Gardens '. It gives plural sense. Actually there are many gardens collecttion within Hamilton Garden. I spent good amount of...More

Thank bakulmaster
Reviewed 6 days ago

amazing gardens so many different designs great use of all sorts of plants, great parkland space also and lake, room for kids to run and play good cafe for a nibble,what ever time of year worth a visit good access for the less mobile exellent...More

Thank Pete A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not sure "Spectacular" is a word to describe Gardens, but these gardens are just so good. Meandering river, children's play area, numerous manicured lawn areas for picnics etc. The enclosed gardens area is delightful, various cultures are displayed and wonderfully maintained, we really...More

Thank AussieInAsia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family thoroughly enjoyed the relaxing downtime, desperately needed after some heavy sightseeing days. Everyone had their favourite and we definitely plan to return in a couple of years to see some of the proposed gardens. From landfill to this breathtaking gardens is a major...More

Thank melaussie2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are so lucky to have these gardens on our back door. Hamilton City Council do a brilliant job maintaining and expanding the gardens.

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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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bol1094
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Response from Karen O | Reviewed this property |
Yes beautiful, free and disability friendly
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