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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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  • Average2%
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Hungerford Crescent | SH1 (Off Cobham Drive), Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6782
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The very best of every conceivable kind of garden and it is still growing. The most beautiful gardens to walk through and to awaken your imagination. I usually pretend I am somewhere else in the world.

Thank olgahjw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been meaning to visit for so so long and I finally did and it was beautiful!!! All the different sections offer something different and I'm super excited for the new sections to open!!!

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely a place to take family and friends. Pack a picnic and spend the day there, so much to see.

Thank angelinamurdoch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit , this imaginative and free garden is well worth a visit. I visited in early spring and it was delightful then - much more so I'm sure in summer. A real asset to Hamilton.

Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped there for a break and it was lovely! It's such a relaxing garden and so much to look at! Will definitely go back to admire the floral a bit more..

Thank Joebrown12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The themed gardens are truly beautiful. Outstanding in their own way. Each room was a delight to explore. I found the Chinese garden for example very tranquil. These are an amazing asset for Hamilton and clearly a great deal of work goes into their upkeep....More

Thank Di A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing place that has to be seen to be believed. The gardens are divided into several types from Herb/Kitchen type gardens, Italian style, American style, Indian Style gardens etc. I would recommend at least 2 hours at Hamilton Gardens to see just the inside gardens,...More

Thank UniqueGlobeTrotter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful, fascinating, inspiring three hours - not nearly enough time. And have lunch at the cafe - excellent food and service. I will go back the next time in Hamilton, no doubt.

Thank Andy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to relax / picnic / walk / practice photography. Parking can sometimes be a bit crowded in Summer, but i/'ve never not found a place.

Thank BenG_AKL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Hamilton on my road trip to get closer for Airport, so i stayed a night in Hamilton. I found nice the opportunity for going to visit the Gardens. It was a big surprise, they are very beautiful, also they developed that idea...More

Thank Helder P
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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.