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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 29 November 2012

This is a special place in Hamilton to walk amongst lovely gardens with different themes. Tourists love this event.

Thank dianne b
Reviewed 23 November 2012

Visited the Hamilton gardens today 23/11/2012 on way home from holiday and wow!!! havent been there for about 10 years and what an amazing place to visit. Set up with several different cultures authentic garden settings including Italian [my favorite garden comple with domus [house]...More

Thank Carhn
Reviewed 22 November 2012

excellent themed gardens, a real credit to Hamilton. good free day out for the family on a nice day. take a picnic!

Thank lipm1
Reviewed 18 November 2012

Beautiful well-thought out gardens, considering not in full summer colour. Large carving inside was amazing. Nice Cafe though the sparrows nearly ate my lunch

Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 16 November 2012

So glad we took time to visit this beautiful, inspiring garden. Roses were spectacular, each part of the garden was a lovely surprise as we entered through various gates and openings.

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 16 November 2012

The Hamilton gardens offer enough variety for a few hours worth of wandering to still be inspiring. Nicely cared for and the river is always a draw card - plenty of spaces to sit in the sun with a book.

Thank Jensjourney
Reviewed 15 November 2012

My 2 adult daughters, 2 pre-school children and I were privileged to visit this magnificent garden. Arriving with our picnic lunch, walking shoes, camera and baby stroller we ate our lunch in the beautifully manicured rose garden area before buying a hot drink & sitting...More

Thank LindaB398
Reviewed 11 November 2012

The gardens are well used by all, they are beautifully kept, great for a stroll or spend the afternoon wit a picnic, there was even a bride with gathering while we were there.

Thank bumblebeetree2tree
Reviewed 6 November 2012

A really marvellous public garden. Very large (we spent 4 hours happily walking around it), and extremely well maintained. It has a large lake, native bush, rhododendron and camellia gardens, big rose garden, large hothouses and interesting little areas like the Suffrage Pavilion and the...More

Thank SMTas
Reviewed 6 November 2012

We arrived in Hamilton with an hour or so of time to spare and decided the Gardens where the perfect place to go. I wished I had a day because it was amazing laid out from the map. We visited the themed gardens and was...More

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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|
Response from habanachooky | Reviewed this property |
Yes its free to walk around and enjoy :)
15 August 2017|
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Response from marynasuke | Reviewed this property |
No there isn't.