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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 weeks ago

The themed gardens are superb and can compete with the best in the world. They would be of interest to all- non -gardeners and children would be very happy exploring and having their imagination stimulated. We loved the rose garden also but, unfortunately , did...More

Thank w4play
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time wandering around the gardens, the rose garden was spectacular, definitely worth a visit and free entry!

Thank lyn3green
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best example of garden rooms I have seen worldwide. Will only improve as number of rooms grow. Easily the best thing to do in Hamilton.

Thank Matthew R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited at 5pm on a week day and it was great. Quiet cafe great for coffee that closes at 6 then stroll through Gardens that are open till 8 in the summer time. Great place to visit

Thank piripono
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're not big garden visitors but had been told these were well worth a look. So went along for a quick look-see. WOW! What spectacular gardens. You need at least two hours to do it justice and a half day could be easily spent. Best...More

Thank DanandLiz3107
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great for a peaceful and pleasant walk. Ideal location and facilities for a group conference. Well maintained. Check out the different events that are held there.

Thank ASRGunner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely large area to roam and lovely surprises around each corner in themed gardens. Lots of people enjoying the places to picnic and the fun new playground for the children. No fee to get in.

Thank Janet E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely space, and a real credit to the people of Hamilton. It is stunningly beautiful and well worth a visit if you're staying or passing through Hamilton. And it's free!!

Thank jason791
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for a visit, and loved it, its so amazing with lots of different gardens and things to look at, has a great cafe to fill you up if you get hungry, will have to go back and see the new gardens getting made...More

Thank kiwigal78
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the waikato poultry exhibition. all indoor. Good sized room. no facilities required. good atmosphere we have been for a walk through the gardens during the 2016 summer which was excellent. Very calm environment with a lot of plantings. the small buildings with specialized...More

Thank burtwaihi
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2 December 2017|
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Response from 732steve | Reviewed this property |
Yes it closes at 8pm in summer and 5pm in winter
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|
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Response from DexterCullen | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is still free :)