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Hamilton Gardens

Hungerford Crescent | SH1 (Off Cobham Drive), 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 (Off Cobham Drive), Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6782
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited over a winter weekend and although going through some renovations - was lovely to walk through the gardens. Nothing quite like it that I've been to and definitely worth a visit if you are travelling through Hamilton.

Thank rebeccaohagan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These Gardens are not Botanical but Concept ie the development of gardens is explored through history over the world. Each Garden is a room you enter, another place entirely. We booked an Information Tour, such a knowledgeable guide! So worthwhile. For the first time I...More

2  Thank Laurel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit. There are many gardens designed in a certain themes. Cost free it is a real good experience. However it could do with more features, as I felt it still wasn't big enough to fullfill me personally. But then again it is...More

Thank Matthew A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice for a family or couples walk exploring gardens. Lots of new ones often popping up so you can easily go multiple times and see something new! Free to enter too

Thank samzi9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely to revisit the gardens, even though there were not any massive floral displays due to time of year. Well maintained and tidy. Thank you - will visit again.

Thank kimmramor78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love the Hamilton Gardens. In October there is not a lot happening as some displays are out of season, but there is always something to look at. Always good for a walk.

Thank Zimmbot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So beautiful! if you are in Hamilton,Alone,with your family,friens,with childrens,all the possibilities ,don't miss it this amazing gardens......go to see it <3 They plan to open some very good specials area,look very nice....

Thank Aure57150
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite a week of strong wind and downpours, Hamilton turned on a calm morning with a deep blue sky; though the river looked swollen and going somewhere fast. We were showing a newcomer to the gardens and expected them to be impressed by the Paradise...More

Thank mykazes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

amazing time had lunch and walked around to the many different gardens. there is a place where you can eat and have lunch also

Thank selwynjames
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

our second visit to the gardens .we found the gardens just as stunning second time round.well done Hamilton

Thank Geraldine H
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Hi, How much time does it take to walk through all the gardens? Thank you.
10 July 2015|
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Response from Hamilton G | Property representative |
Hi, The enclosed sector contains our themed gardens and we recommend approximately two hours to enjoy this area. The wider site is spread across 54 hectares with some highlights including the Rogers Rose Garden, display... More
Hi Kelly, what are the gardens like in the winter? We are arriving at the end of June. Barb
14 June 2015|
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Response from Hamilton G | Property representative |
Hi Barb, thanks for your query - and look forward to seeing you! The Gardens have been designed for year-round colour. We replace the flowers in the Indian Char Bagh twice a year (more than 4,000 flowers!) so they will be... More
sunny g
Is there any price or cost for adult and student to visit in this garden..?
11 May 2015|
Response from Hamilton G | Property representative |
Hi, Hamilton Gardens is a public park and free to visit. Many thanks.