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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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Reviewed 30 November 2014

Visited on a blustery day with scudding rainclouds. Didn't put off a whole carpark of visitors, who (like us) ducked from doorway to doorway between the gardens as the showers came. We sat in the tropical garden (new) and had a picnic lunch, then wandered...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2014

Didn't have enough time and it started to rain. So the likes was the beautiful scenery I got to see, the dislike that it started to rain while I was trying to take photos.

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Reviewed 30 November 2014

The Hamilton gardens are beautiful for the garden lover and non-garden fanatic. You can simply wander around the many different types of gardens in an idealic, tranquil setting enjoying the view which is magnified by the mightly Waikato river that it resides onto.

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Reviewed 29 November 2014

A place to relax and to feel revived. A must for tourists and locals alike to visit. A credit to the staff working there !

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Reviewed 26 November 2014

The Hothouse is always nice to go through walking through the Rhodos is always delightful and the Rose gardens when in bloom are beautiful. A nice way to spend a couple of hours

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Reviewed 26 November 2014

Was like being in another country, we attended at wedding at the Itallian Renaisaince Garden, was gorgeous

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Reviewed 25 November 2014

with beautiful gardens and a cafe by the lake you could easily spend then entire day at the gardens. i suggest you bring a picnic and a book and as long as the weather is nice you will have a lovely day out

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Reviewed 24 November 2014

We only had enough time to quickly walk through the gardens one afternoon. I quickly realized that we should have planned on at least one whole day to tour this most lovely garden. I saw flowers and colors I have never seen before. I see...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2014

On a sunny a walk through the Hamilton Gardens, taking time to visit all the specialised gardens, is a great way to spend a day. We had a Hamilton friend, who is a Friend of the Gardens as a guide, and she provided a wealth...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2014

Hamilton Gardens was our sole reason for visiting Hamilton during our recent NZ trip and it was well worth the stop over on the train ride south from Auckland. We spent almost a whole day at the Gardens, which were recently named International Garden of...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
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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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Response from Karen O | Reviewed this property |
Yes beautiful, free and disability friendly
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