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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 4 days ago

Hamilton Gardens is a must-see for any visitors to the area. The gardens are constantly being developed and new gardens added. The quality is outstanding and there is something for everyone to enjoy with country themed gardens, horticulture focused gardens, even kitchen and backyard gardens....More

Thank HannahNZ1991
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a beautiful place, so many themed gardens to display different garden styles from all over the world. A great place for young and old.

Thank Kristen M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Hamilton gardens are world class, they are simply stunning and a great way to spend and afternoon exploring. They are a fun way to explore gardens of the world from the traditional Māori Garden to the Chinese and Japanese gardens you will be wow-ed. HIghly...More

Thank Jo E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Free, beautiful and well thought out. Easy to find your way around and something for everyone to enjoy. They have a great kids playground and you could easily spend all day here.

Thank Tripping1987
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hamilton Gardens are well laid out and sign posted. They are owned and operated by the local council. Divided up into 21 sections of different garden types eg. Italian Renaisance, Sustainable, English Tudor, Rose Garden etc. We went late afternoon, about 5pm and the crowds...More

Thank Sue H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I agree with every positive review and feel my words will not add any additional value to how great these gardens are. Highly recommend and worth a visit, free and easy to get around whilst relaxing and diverse. Do spend some quality time here, especially...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to relax and get a mixture of different cultural sceneries. Also a nice place to take photos.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wasn’t on our original tour plan. We decided to stop on the recommendation of our Auckland taxi driver. Sure glad we did. The gardens are pretty amazing. We also had lunch at the cafe which was quite good. If you are driving near Hamilton,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did not expect much but was plesently suprised. suitable for sunny days, not under cover so tougher for the wet days.

Thank paddy m
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These gardens are free (!) to wander around (and there was no charge for parking either) and are divided into lovely, themed areas, with signage explaining the themes of each area. Even the kids (12 and 9) found the gardens interesting. I particularly enjoyed the...More

Thank Tara R
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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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