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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
+64 7-838 6782
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Reviewed 1 week ago

just a place to enjoy for hours, extremely beautiful and calm, great flowers and trees, good for a picnic and walks

Thank Magr05
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful, spacious gardens with a bunch of walled 'Fantasy' Gardens with themes from all over the world. Spring to summer would probably be the best time for flowers, but some (like the Japanese and Chinese) don't need any colour to add to their serenity. Open...More

Thank raneale
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hamilton Gardens represent a world-class collection of gardens with design features typifying many diverse cultures. These feature gardens are constantly being added to year by year.

Thank regular634
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many different themed gardens to visit for free. I really enjoyed seeing the Maori cultural gardens and permaculture garden ( just cause I'm interested in that stuff). You can book the different gardens for weddings. There's a nice cafe there overlooking a lake. In the...More

Thank E4232RDpauls
Reviewed 1 week ago

The garden rooms near the entrance are amazing. More are being developed, but the Indian, Chinese and Japanese ones were lovely. It had rained earlier but was lovely and sunny when we wandered around and we could have stayed much longer. We certainly want to...More

Thank Journo125
Reviewed 1 week ago

These were just down the road from our Air BNB. I went there most days, you go in to so many beautiful "rooms", from many countries, the backdrop with the Waikato river made it only more beautiful. Loved the Maori kumara pit, the vegetable garden...More

Thank Sidari14
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being in the city where I live this is one place I visit frequently when I am home its a great place for a walk around multiple different style gardens. My favourite is the sustainable back garden great for the kids also. Great place for...More

Thank SoulBrotherTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning any time of year. Each garden is so unique and beautifully done - I'd recommend this as a must for everyone.

Thank OneSoAndSo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived after everythign had closed, but it was still a fantastic place to visit. These gardens are superb.

Thank GiffyGiraffe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great day out in the enclosed gardens. Wonderful and inspiring. Our teenagers lots of Instagram worthy shots. Good all round hangout and chill.day.

Thank Roisin J
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bo l
8 September 2017|
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Response from marynasuke | Reviewed this property |
Yes, :) unless you wanted to buy the garden map at 2$ that's all.
bo l
8 September 2017|
Response from habanachooky | Reviewed this property |
Yes its free to walk around and enjoy :)
15 August 2017|
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Response from marynasuke | Reviewed this property |
No there isn't.