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Hamilton Gardens

Hungerford Crescent | Sh1, 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, Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was such a delightful place to visit, with it’s many themed gardens. Initially didn’t think much about it when my wife told me to stop here as we were travelling through Hamilton. The concept of the garden is rather innovative, with its various collections...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Free afternoon activity. Not having been to the gardens for over 15 years it seemed fitting that we (from Tokoroa) take a garden loving Northland friend to the Hamilton Gardens. We acquired map for $2.00 at the information Centre. Lovely volunteers man the shop. It...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I love the Hamilton gardens. Beautifyully set out and such agreat variety of gardens. Fabulous cafe for a lunch or cofee

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited at the start of May 2018 just to late for the final flower displays to be on show, however, the colours of the leaf displayed by the numerous species of trees and shrubbery was fantastic. Fortunately the weather was very kind to us...More

Thank David P
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There are a lot of themed botanical gardens in the world but what a beautiful idea to have, Chinese, Japanese, Italian,Indian, Tudor, Maori style gardens, you name it with beautiful buildings, well maintained and for anyone to visit for free. And then the kitchen gardens...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Hamilton gardens are unique. I have visited lots of gardens around the world and have not seen anything like that before. Strongly recommend.

Thank f00dies85
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The themed gardens are very well done. Just a beautiful place ti visit with rose gardens, themed gardens large grassy areas, trees and lakes, a children's play ground a lovely cafe and much more. it has it all.

Thank Dorothy T
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Hamilton Garden is a spectacular location it has so much to offer. Walking through each garden door, following each path leads you into a new world. You forget you are in Hamilton at times. It is likr travleeing the world in 2hours viditing places...More

Thank Israel H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I love this place, it's free and even in the winter easy to get around...but stay off the grass in winter it is so slippery! The cafe is nice, but when it's busy don't even bother. Plenty of things to look at and admire.

Thank andreatarrant
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing gardens, wedding and conference facilities. Awesome lake and walks. Restaurant with views over a small Blake. Good value and service.

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