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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 3 September 2014

The Paradise collection includes a Chinese Scholar's Garden, an English Flower Garden, a Japanese Garden of Contemplation, a Modernist Garden, an Italian Renaissance Garden. The productive gardens include a Maori Garden, a kitchen garden, a sustainable backyard garden and an herb garden. The fantasy gardens...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2014

Good place to hang out with family/friends and having picnic... especially summer and spring. be prepared to spend at least 2 hours in the garden. there are various type of garden and all of them were interesting.

Thank AliciaMY
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

Beautiful gardens. Well kept. Always innovative! Highly recommend! Doesn't matter if the weather is bad, still a great place to see. Cafe is warm and inviting too!

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Reviewed 2 September 2014

Best gardens in NZ, and one of the best I've seen around the world. Go there, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Ian P
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

excellent gardens and FREE. ample parking, good cafe and always changing throughout the year. also a good selection of events are held there particularly the Hamilton Arts festival

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Reviewed 2 September 2014

Although we visited as Winter is heading into Spring the gardens were wonderful with so many different styles on display and friendly and knowledgable staff to answer questions. We had a few hours here but I could see a whole day would be enjoyable as...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2014

If you want that fresh look but don't want to walk miles to see BEAUTY at your feet, then I would recommend the Hamilton Gardens. The glorious colors and features Hamilton has put into the gardens and the endless sculptures that has been made or...More

Thank tkandmel
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

Had a great day at the gardens. Stunning place with lots for children to do, great cafe and a whole series of beautiful garden rooms to explore.

Thank Abigail L
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Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

Hamilton Gardens is worth spending a few hours exploring. With ample car parking and a good information desk we arrived just in time for the 2:30 river cruise. After that around 4pm we took some time to explore the styled gardens such as Japanese, Chinese,...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2014

Very well maintained even in the winter. Love to return when it's in full bloom. Loved all the work that has been put into the venue.

Thank Doug P
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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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