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Hamilton Gardens

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Address: Hungerford Crescent | SH1 (Off Cobham Drive), Hamilton, New Zealand
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Explore an enchanting world of secret gardens.

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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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Hamilton Gardens are great, ideal for couples, friends, families. The vast area of grouped gardens are amazing, plenty of room for the children to play and space for couples to be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Hamilton Gardens are great, ideal for couples, friends, families. The vast area of grouped gardens are amazing, plenty of room for the children to play and space for couples to be alone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really nice garden. Many different sections, really nice to walk around. They took really great care of their gardens, a lot of bees which mean a good eco system. Many different varieties and arrangements. Really beautiful.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best place to visit in Hamilton showcasing different cultures in one place. Must visit for all.

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Feilding, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a fabulous place to visit, you can make a whole day of it looking around the various themed gardens. We were lucky to have a beautiful day and spent quite a while there. Unfortunately we were just passing through as I know we could easily have spent longer. Absolutely loved it, great place for taking the family.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never knew this garden existed and had previously lived near by. It is such a great place to bring family to, lovely to walk around, tranquil & so well designed. I can't wait to see the new gardens when I am next in NZ. So lucky to have this beautiful garden to enjoy anytime you wasn't. Well done Hamilton 🤗

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This site is constantly being developed and improved. Located between the main highway and the waikato river this an amazing diverse series of formal and unstructured gardens. Runners and walkers will love the trails and paths to explore. A low several hours if you want to see much of it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful garden filled with gorgeous flowers. It's a nice place for an afternoon stroll or for photographing all sorts of plants and flowers. Worth checking out!

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free parking and free to wonder around in the beautiful gardens all man made this place used to be the old dump, looks amazing now and great for kids to run around and play eye spy, wide pathways for wheelchair and push chairs (some stairs) different garden settings and often they have something going on. Cafè on site but pack... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very happy to visit and well worth to experience the blooming gardens of the world from ancient civilizations like the Chinese, Indian to very modern architecture and designs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not your ho-hum botanical garden with just plant specimens. These are true gardens where each one has a theme. Each has it's own little entrance. The gardens range from historic classical examples, to a sustainable garden, to whimsical and futuristic. What makes these gardens unique is that the plantings, their arrangement and colors AND the architecture / art... More 

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