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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 5 July 2012

Hamilton garden is one of the beautiful garden i've ever seen

Thank carl w
Reviewed 4 July 2012

The gardens were easy to find and not too far from the city. As soon as you entered it seemed like you were entering another world. The themed gardens, each representing another country/ culture (english, indian, chinese, maori etc) were absolutely gorgeous. Despite visiting during...More

Thank Carrie L
Reviewed 3 July 2012

My daughter and I had a lovely few hours at the Hamilton gardens on Sunday - the weather was beautiful. We spent time geo-caching at the gardens which took us all around them. We didn't see everything there but what we did see was great...More

Thank ExcitedTraveller1973
Reviewed 29 June 2012

I was blown away the first time I visited the hamilton gardens - host to a wide variety of arty and musical exhibitions and festivals. From traditional rose gardens to fully themed ie japanese, chinese, italian - (and more) walled gardents where you can take...More

Thank Adrienne B
Reviewed 27 June 2012

If you are in Hamilton during spring, summer or autumn, it is totally worth visiting the gardens. The themed gardens are beautifully kept and are inspiring.

Thank raglan55
Reviewed 27 June 2012

I love all the gardens here. Being a keen gardener myself with a large country garden I always find a lot of inspiration at Hamilton Gardens. Very well kept as well.

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 27 June 2012

We lived in Hamilton for 5 wonderful years and visited the Gardens many times and each time fould it a great relaxing space to wander around with the kids and chill. Favourites are the peaceful zen like Japanese Gardens, and Italian courtyard. The rose garden...More

Thank ozman07
Reviewed 21 June 2012

For me the best time to visit the gardens is when the roses and spring flowers are on display - around Oct/Nov. The colour and scent is beautiful. A lot of work is put into keeping the gardens at their best. Well worth a visit.

Thank JenGerNewZealand
Reviewed 17 June 2012

relaxed atmosphere, lovely plantings, good cafe, great variety from the japanese and chinese gardens to the traditional maori, Italian renaissance, Tudor ( that ones nearly finished) Indian, Modernist american style... etc I go every time i"m in the city always changes with the seasons.

Thank karin s
Reviewed 16 June 2012

A great place to stroll and have a picnic to remove yourself from the stresses of life

Thank beachies80a
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10 July 2015|
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Response from Hamilton G | Property representative |
Hi, The enclosed sector contains our themed gardens and we recommend approximately two hours to enjoy this area. The wider site is spread across 54 hectares with some highlights including the Rogers Rose Garden, display... More
14 June 2015|
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Response from Hamilton G | Property representative |
Hi Barb, thanks for your query - and look forward to seeing you! The Gardens have been designed for year-round colour. We replace the flowers in the Indian Char Bagh twice a year (more than 4,000 flowers!) so they will be... More
sunny g
11 May 2015|
Response from Hamilton G | Property representative |
Hi, Hamilton Gardens is a public park and free to visit. Many thanks.