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Hamilton Gardens

Hungerford Crescent | SH1 (Off Cobham Drive), 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 (Off Cobham Drive), Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6782
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic. A definite must do. Stunning gardens, something for everyone. World class gardens, highly rated by all who visit. The Hamilton Gardens won "International Gardens of the Year" in 2014, and it has got better since then.

Thank brucedelaney59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning gardens with lovely well marked trails. Take a picnic lunch or make use of the cafe onsite. Allow plenty of time as there is so much to see.

Thank Jane J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Must visit place with a lot of photo spots. I have visited once when we were shooting a short film. Highlight of this place is the garden themes such as Indian, Chinese, Japanese, English, Egyptian and Italian!

Thank afzalkhan24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hamilton Gardens are an amazing,diverse collection of gardens along the Waikato River. The theme gardens showcase garden styles from around the world. If you only have a short time to see the gardens start there. The Rose garden is magnificent in Spring and Summer and...More

Thank barjean2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We discovered the gardens by accident, and were so glad that we did! They are one of the most beautiful gardens, having different areas representing different garden types and cultures, and even climates. The tour can become an overload of impressions, making it hard to...More

Thank dalma d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to walk around, Immaculate gardens, lovely place to get some neat photos. Love the different garden themes from different countries. Japanese gardens my favourite.

Thank susan19492014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is seriously something here for everyone. From the old style English Gardens to the awesome new playground, the fabulous river views from many of the themed gardens and the glorious scents in the rose gardens as well as an impressive collection of herbs and...More

Thank annalise_smylie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here with our two kids and were very pleasantly surprised by the sheer variety of gardens that are here. It was autumn so there were no crowds, and the kids had the great playground for themselves. All this for free as well, makes...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here as a family group with nine children. It's a fantastic place for a picnic and a wander through different styles of garden and plantings. There is a lake with friendly eels, interesting wood carvings and a fabulous playground with a stage for...More

Thank Marg B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Must see.Excellent for all ages. Lovely cafe with lovely good and views. Wheelchairs available for the elderly.

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Hi, How much time does it take to walk through all the gardens? Thank you.
10 July 2015|
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Response from Hamilton G | Property representative |
Hi, The enclosed sector contains our themed gardens and we recommend approximately two hours to enjoy this area. The wider site is spread across 54 hectares with some highlights including the Rogers Rose Garden, display... More
Hi Kelly, what are the gardens like in the winter? We are arriving at the end of June. Barb
14 June 2015|
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Response from Hamilton G | Property representative |
Hi Barb, thanks for your query - and look forward to seeing you! The Gardens have been designed for year-round colour. We replace the flowers in the Indian Char Bagh twice a year (more than 4,000 flowers!) so they will be... More
sunny g
Is there any price or cost for adult and student to visit in this garden..?
11 May 2015|
Response from Hamilton G | Property representative |
Hi, Hamilton Gardens is a public park and free to visit. Many thanks.