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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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"themed gardens"
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"italian renaissance"
in 71 reviews
"japanese garden"
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"english garden"
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"rose garden"
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"turtle lake"
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"stunning gardens"
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"different cultures"
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"world class"
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"free entry"
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"full bloom"
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"free attraction"
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"few hours"
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"nice cafe"
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"every corner"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an experience that exceeds expectations. We walked the enclosed gardens and were amazed at the construction of lakes, buildings to reflect the regions and the thought and process that went into turning a rubbish tip into such an amazing place. The lawns are...More

Thank Abby852
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a regular visitor to the gardens and on a recent visit reflected on how beautiful the place is at any time of year. Was good to see new gardens had been added since my last visit so there was something new as well...More

Thank jmk15
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hamilton is to be congratulated for its wonderful gardens. We went through the enclosed gardens recently and thought they were fantastic, can’t wait to return and view at different times of the year, as well as seeing more!

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

I work in the tourism industry and have recommended this place to hundreds of people. I visited again in May 2018 and it still surprises me and the people with me. I love the gardens and the effort put into designing and maintaining the place....More

Thank Carl L
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Went here after having brunch at the Garden Cafe, and we were shocked at how amazing he gardens were! Walked around for over an hour and we were amazed at the variety of gardens and cool little sections they had. Will definitely be coming back...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

This visit, it appeared somewhat jaded and needing a makeover. Wedding pictures were being taken during this visit and we were denied access to certain gardens for some time. We were told not to go down the paths that the weddings were having their photos...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We got married at the victorian glasshouse which suited our steampunk theme perfectly. They provided chairs free of charge though they only have a maximum of 20 so we bought in more ourselves. Parking was not a problem and the gardens are internationally acclaimed and...More

Thank Lisa H
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

The Hamilton Gardens is perfect for the whole family with themed gardens from different countries. Great way to introduce different landscaping to your children. The gardens are beautifully maintained. There is even a restaurant located inside above a pond. Free parking and no charge for...More

Thank Marilyn S
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

A lovely garden with plenty of space for kids to run around if you have them. Enjoyed looking at the themed gardens and the colours in autumn are beautiful

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We spent a wonderful couple of hours wandering through the Hamilton Gardens. The themed gardens were so well designed and cared for, we can only imagine how gorgeous they would be when in full bloom. The greenhouse had heaps of colour, plus a tropical enclosure...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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