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Hamilton Gardens

Hungerford Crescent | Sh1, Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6782
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Hamilton Gardens Guided Tour
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90-Minute Waikato River Cafe Cruise from Hamilton
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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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"italian renaissance"
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"english garden"
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"rose garden"
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"world class"
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"different countries"
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"free attraction"
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"nice cafe"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent, One of the best we have visited and we would certainly recommend to others. The individual Gardens were magnificent.

Thank Graham E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us visited Hamilton gardens twice during our week stay nearby. The enclosed gardens are stunning in their variety and a new garden had just opened. Others are due later this year. The parkland surrounding the gardens is equally impressive and immaculately maintained. We...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I often pop into the Hamilton Gardens when I am in town because there is usually always something new to see.Entry is free but if there is an event in the Pavilion, then a small entry fee may be charged. The Gardens are sited on...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I suspect there are times of the year when the gardens are more impressive but I was underwhelmed by the flowers planted in the gardens. They have done a good job in the variety of garden they have built with plans underway to add even...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Hamilton gardens many times, and marvel at the beauty evertime I go. They opened the concept garden, and what can I say, brilliant and imaginative. On this visit we also took a river cruise, a must for all those who like...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Considering that these gardens are located on what was once a rubbish dump, the transformation is even more remarkable. A short drive from the centre of town, the gardens are a must if in the area. Allow yourself plenty of time if you can to...More

Thank Stephen T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly beautiful place to visit that is completely and utterly free! The gardens are amazingly done, we particularly enjoyed the Indian and Japanese gardens. Take a walk down to the creek also while you're in the area! Unfortunately our visit was cut short due...More

Thank Renata Alexandr... G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning - and each garden does very accurately represent each zone. Our favorites so far are Tudor, Italian and Indian gardens - but we' ll go back to look for more!

Thank TeodoraMt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best attractions in Hamilton. Relaxing and beautiful My favorite place to visit. I always take any visitors to Hamilton to visit and they are never disappointed

Thank Lyn F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With friends from out of town, we went for a stroll around the gardens, as we hadnt been there for a long time. What a wonderful surprise to see the newer developed gardens. It was a pleasure to walk around with many other visitors to...More

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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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