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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
+64 7-838 6782
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

If you find yourself in Hamilton with an hour or two to spare, you could do a lot worse then visit these beautifully constructed and maintained gardens. The themed world gardens are superb, and my personal favourite is the Italian Renaissance Garden, but they are...More

Thank Ed R
Reviewed 26 September 2013

Clean, fresh food, good coffee, outdoors seating available. Only sampled midmorning break so can't answer for lunch options. On the southeast route out of town, so good for a break when driving to Rotorua etc.

Thank Lyn134
Reviewed 23 September 2013

Immaculate grounds, well worth a visit when in Hamilton. The cafe is a little overpriced so bring your own coffee and snacks!

Thank Lola_Brooklyn
Reviewed 22 September 2013

The gardens are well designed to enable you to visit for a short period of time or all day. We spent 3 hours at the gardens and could have stayed all day.

Thank RR_out_and_about_
Reviewed 20 September 2013

This is one place one will find to be exciting and informative. Hamilton Gardens is a well-planned project where a visitor will not only feel relaxed, but also get an insight into how gardens are set worldwide and its link to the local culture. You...More

Thank Jay B
Reviewed 18 September 2013

We really enjoyed our visit to the Hamilton Gardens. There is certainly something for everyone with the many themed gardens as well as the wide open park like spaces for the kids to run and play.Would have loved to have had more time there but...More

Thank Melody P
Reviewed 16 September 2013

It was a drive by visit for me but next time i would love to spend a lot more time here. Some great formal and themed gardens

Thank Norman H
Reviewed 11 September 2013

We visited the most beautiful garden in the world, Hamilton Garden in Sep 2013. We spent almost two days walking around the whole garden, except some areas are not opened. We definitely wanna go there again sometime in summer this year.

Thank Coco Z
Reviewed 4 September 2013

I visit gardens everywhere I travel, and Hamilton Gardens are of the best in the world! There are many themes, and they are all executed in such rich detail. I happily spent all day here, and so did my kids. I can't rave enough about...More

1  Thank gigigardner
Reviewed 4 September 2013

We visited the gardens on 2 occasions during our 5 day stay in Hamilton, visiting with a 3y old and a 6 month old. Almost everywhere was accessible with a stroller. We really enjoyed the different styles and garden 'rooms'. Some of the gardens like...More

2  Thank Oliver M
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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|
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Response from DexterCullen | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is still free :)
15 August 2017|
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Response from marynasuke | Reviewed this property |
No there isn't.