Hamilton Gardens

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Hamilton 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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5.0
3,447 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
611
Average
69
Poor
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Terrible
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Megan_170 H
Munich, Germany3 contributions
Very informative, would recommend the tour
May 2021
I've been to the gardens countless times and had never done the tour. It's a great insight to the gardens many of us are familiar with.
Written 12 May 2021
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Thanks for your review, Megan, that's great to hear! 🌼 Ngaa mihi, Annabel
Written 13 May 2021
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Marjorie G
Hamilton, New Zealand13 contributions
Outstanding gardens
Nov 2020
A feast of varied gardens, all beautifully presented. Easy parking. Experienced an injured visitor and were able to help get efficient and appropriate care from garden staff & ambulance
Written 5 May 2021
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Thank you Marjorie, we appreciate you leaving a review 🌼 Ngaa mihi, Annabel
Written 6 May 2021
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Annenberg
Auckland, New Zealand71 contributions
AMAZING - GREAT PLACE TO VISIT
May 2021
AMAZING, FANTASTIC - Well worth a visit. How did they build this garden, because it must of cost a great deal of money. It's a great place to visit, spend a day there - linger in the Japanese Garden or Italian. Extremely well maintained and looked after. Buy something in the shop, make a donation and enjoy lunch in the Cafe. This an absolute must visit for Hamilton. DO NOT GO PAST THIS PLACE.
Written 4 May 2021
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Great to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Hamilton Gardens has been developed over the last 40 years thanks to support from the Council and the fundraising efforts of our local community 🌼 Ngaa mihi, Annabel
Written 6 May 2021
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g n
Auckland Central, New Zealand395 contributions
Lovely walk
Apr 2021 • Family
This attraction was highly recommended to us by previous visitors. The gardens are well presented and varied. We enjoyed the various themed gardens, it is a nice way to spend an hour or two
Written 29 April 2021
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Wonderful to hear! Thanks for visiting and for leaving a review 🌼 Best wishes, Annabel
Written 6 May 2021
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Fwhanau
Paraparaumu, New Zealand75 contributions
Got to be world class
Apr 2021 • Friends
Our two and a bit experience here was fantastic. The variety of gardens from Asia and Europe took my breath away. Then there were the gardens themselves. The work that had gone on to them was mind blowing. We like the surrealistic garden and the tea party.
Written 24 April 2021
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Great to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for taking the time to write a review 🌼
Written 28 April 2021
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Bruce L
Palmerston North, New Zealand49 contributions
Something for everyone
Apr 2021
My wife and I are keen gardeners and have been looking forward to visiting the gardens for some time and we weren't disappointed! We spent 3 hours with breaks for coffee and lunch and saw just about everything. The highlight was probably the enclosed gardens which were an absolute delight. They were large enough to get across the respective styles but well separated so that there was no overlap and each garden could be appreciated individually.
Overall, the gardens were immaculate and beautifully maintained. Despite being late autumn, things were still in good condition.
We enjoyed the food and coffee.
Written 14 April 2021
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This is wonderful to hear! Thanks so much for visiting and for leaving a review 🌼 I hope you and your wife are able to visit again in early summer when we have many flowers and roses blooming!
Written 15 April 2021
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jpindred
Whangarei Heads, New Zealand25 contributions
Not to be missed.
Apr 2021
The themed gardens were so very good, that we didn’t have time to explore the rest of the gardens. My favourite was the Italian one. don’t miss any of them as they are all different . Wonderful colour. The citrus trees, growing in pots, were dripping in fruit. The zinnias though past their best were still just a blaze of colour. Not only children will enjoy the giant garden tools and spooky, waving trees.
Written 14 April 2021
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Great to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for taking the time to write a review 🌼
Written 15 April 2021
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Snejder10
Tauranga, New Zealand2 contributions
Great spot !
Apr 2021 • Family
Beautiful spot near city center , perfect for family... enjoy the nature and relax .
Can be busy during weekend
Written 12 April 2021
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Thanks for your review! 🌼
Written 15 April 2021
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Sally B
Te Puke, New Zealand57 contributions
Always a delight
Mar 2021
Even though not the primo flowering season it was still a joy to visit with new gardens and ever changing vistas
Written 28 March 2021
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Thanks Sally - wonderful to hear! Ka kite ano 🌼
Written 28 March 2021
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Mumma&Co
Timaru, New Zealand3,446 contributions
Breathtaking
Mar 2021 • Solo
Absolutely beautiful, I am blown away & throughly enjoyed my couple of hours walking around, so serene & tranquil. Recommend to all to visit even if your not into gardens.
Written 27 March 2021
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Great to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for taking the time to write a review 🌼
Written 28 March 2021
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