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Hamilton Gardens

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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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+64 7-838 6782
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"themed gardens"
in 342 reviews
"italian renaissance"
in 70 reviews
"japanese garden"
in 68 reviews
"english garden"
in 39 reviews
"rose garden"
in 95 reviews
"stunning gardens"
in 33 reviews
"turtle lake"
in 35 reviews
"world class"
in 71 reviews
"different cultures"
in 32 reviews
"free entry"
in 57 reviews
"full bloom"
in 29 reviews
"free attraction"
in 29 reviews
"few hours"
in 75 reviews
"nice cafe"
in 36 reviews
"every corner"
in 32 reviews
"information centre"
in 43 reviews
"couple of hours"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a day of splendour. Exceptional displays that flowed from one to the other. Beautiful. Will be a regular destination when I'm in Hamilton.

Thank Bull5eye
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is amazing to see all the different type of gardens from different cultures and time periods all together.

Thank mal10colm
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Reviewed 1 week ago

my husband and I had our wedding photos taken at the Hamilton gardens.What beautiful back drops for our photos.Walking around the garden with our guests was loverly and relaxing.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a busy Sunday afternoon but still got parked easily without a problem. Lots of different gardens to see and experience, everything from a herb garden, Italian renaissance to Chinese and Japanese gardens. You could easily spend 3-4 hours just walking around and taking...More

Thank Damian L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent hours here wandering around the different themed gardens: Chinese scholar garden, Japanese contemplation garden (one of our favourites), Maori garden, concept garden, herb garden, Tudor garden and more. Wonderfully creative and we can't wait until next time we visit to see how the...More

Thank Kim F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Title says it all really, beautiful gardens, see the pictures. Great place to go to feel relaxed & see some lovely plants.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow!! I seriously questioned myself going along to look at some gardens...am I getting old I wondered? Possibly, but my God these gardens were well worth the visit. There was a big range of ages here enjoying the beauty of the gardens from those in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been there in the evening and the Sun turned the garden in golden colors. The gardeners have really done their job well. They put really a lot of into this garden.

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited these gardens before about 4 years ago, they are always beautifully kept and added to all the time. Free entrance (at the moment). Cafe was worth a visit too

Thank Hazel W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens to visit with free entry. Lot of small and beautiful gardens with different themes to walk and take nice photos. It takes a couple of hours to visit them all but is worth it!

Thank Daani17
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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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bo l
8 September 2017|
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Response from Karen O | Reviewed this property |
Yes beautiful, free and disability friendly
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