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Hamilton Gardens

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Hungerford Crescent | Sh1, Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6782
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Hamilton Gardens Guided Tour
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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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+64 7-838 6782
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"themed gardens"
in 342 reviews
"italian renaissance"
in 70 reviews
"japanese garden"
in 68 reviews
"english garden"
in 39 reviews
"rose garden"
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"stunning gardens"
in 33 reviews
"turtle lake"
in 35 reviews
"world class"
in 71 reviews
"different cultures"
in 32 reviews
"free entry"
in 57 reviews
"full bloom"
in 29 reviews
"free attraction"
in 29 reviews
"few hours"
in 75 reviews
"nice cafe"
in 36 reviews
"every corner"
in 32 reviews
"information centre"
in 43 reviews
"couple of hours"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a good few hours there, could have spent a lot longer. Very well organised with beautiful exhibitions & explanations as to how & why they were put together.

Thank Karen H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wedding to attend in the fern house in Hamilton gardens the venue was laid out beautiful with seats and a raised podium anyone seeking a venue for a wedding this is it easy to get too and the well kept gardens make...More

Thank Pauline M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To be honest I thought that this place was ordinary. There wasn’t that many interesting gardens, just gardens with a theme and the path directions were confusing, often leading to places fenced off or nothing. It’s not a botanical type setting. You will need comfy...More

Thank Turresian
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful free is charge spot! Stopped by on our way to hobbiton and it was beautiful. Such a nice idea to create those differently themed gardens. Unfortunately, two were closed the to private functions. Cannot believe that those were converted from a former dump site...

Thank Markus_Ldn
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hamilton Gardens is a breathtaking place. The place tells stories of creativity, care, interactions between human and plants, song and movement, cultures, love and life. Do not miss it, spend lots of time there - alone and with others

Thank Wilme S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

fantastic experience visiting the concept gardens . the work that has gone into developing this concept is amazing these are the most beautiful gardens I have visited and would recommend them again and again

Thank Molzmum
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited these gardens whilst staying with friends in Hamilton and were amazed by both the quality and number of different garden styles. We must have wandered around for a couple of hours, but only saw a fraction of the 30 or so gardens on...More

Thank David E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A real gem of a place , and after a few hectic days this gave us a welcome quiet few hours, shows how some local authorities can get it right!

Thank borotmt
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always good for a day trip for the family..Was there to attend the Flowing waters Kaupapa.. Many leople attended the event but heaps of people visisted the different gardens..

Thank Whauwhau
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Completely a gem in the middle of Hamilton. The gardens are expansive and creative. They are divided up in several different ways and you can wander for hours. I particularly liked the different themed gardens - Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Italian, etc. If you go when...More

Thank carrod2014
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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
2 December 2017|
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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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bo l
8 September 2017|
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Response from Karen O | Reviewed this property |
Yes beautiful, free and disability friendly
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