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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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  • Average2%
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Hungerford Crescent | Sh1, Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6782
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with family. Ample parking, easy walking even for toddlers. Many areas to have a quiet picnic. Some of the enclaves are still under construction/ renovation. Would be nice to visit when everything finally opens and perhaps in late Spring when everything is mature or...More

Thank Theodore B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great day out.... family fun that's free You can be there as long as you want .. plenty of interesting walks

Thank pamela w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably the best gardens you will ever visit and its FREE ! All the gardens have different themes, so there is something for everyone. Plus a great playground for the kids. Take a picnic there with the whole family.

Thank Alan-NZ2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wish we'd had better weather for our visit! Would like to go back another day. Loved the Indian and Renaissance gardens. Our toddler loved the Alice in Wonderland themed playground. And free!!

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hamilton gardens are set over a wide area along the Wait a to River. Formal national gardens are a draw card. Beautiful river walking through natural and we'll planted areas provide many spaces and places for rest or activity. There is a new children's play...More

Thank xyzChiangMai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an awesome place to stroll and just thee most beauitful place to hold your wedding or even family photos

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I live in Hamilton, I am lucky enough to be able to visit the Hamilton Gardens often. Every time I visit there seems to be something different to see. All four seasons bring wonderful displays. Never fails to please. All of the different gardens...More

Thank excentnz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent the entire day exploring the different garden themes. Children loved the entire visit. Finished off with a family picnic

Thank Taruna P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go back time and time again every time i go its just great especially on nice sunny days, I can spend a good few hours if not the whole day there

Thank Shadei W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Better than your average gardens. Much better. Wear your comfiest shoes and you can spend all day there. Themed gardens, rose garden, walking paths, big grass areas, lake, cafe, hills to roll down.

Thank 752alisonr
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bo l
8 September 2017|
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Response from marynasuke | Reviewed this property |
Yes, :) unless you wanted to buy the garden map at 2$ that's all.
bo l
8 September 2017|
Response from habanachooky | Reviewed this property |
Yes its free to walk around and enjoy :)
15 August 2017|
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Response from marynasuke | Reviewed this property |
No there isn't.