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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great way to spend the afternoon in Hamilton! The gardens are larger than we tough and blew our expectations away! Even in the winter, this place is a must.

Thank Marcel J
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

New Zealand is actually full of parks where you can just walk around and enjoy good views. Hamilton Garden is one of them. It provides its visitors with different themed gardens. It also has a restaurant with good food and view. The best thing about...More

Thank Celine R
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

These gardens deserve their high international rating. You can take a picnic lunch and take a whole afternoon or morning leisurely exploring the individually themed garden 'rooms'and its all free. Lots of free parking as well.

Thank ngaire2017
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

These gardens always kept in great condition. Can take in as a long walk from city or park at gardens and walk. Nice Japanese gardens. Very tranquil.

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This place contains many different garden types (Maori, Japanese, Chinese, Tuscan,Tudor, Mid century modern etc.) which makes it really interesting to walk around as there is something for everyone. My favourites were the mid century modern, the Tuscan villa, the Indian mugal garden and the...More

Thank jbjo13
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Located near Waikato river in Hamilton. It was nice visit there to see and explore some gardens from different countries. It is spread over acres and it's nice place for photography lovers.

Thank Badal C
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Even in June (Winter) the gardens were special. Well worth a visit if in the Hamilton area. Look out for the 200 year Eucalyptus Tree

Thank Malcolm H
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a world class garden, unique in New Zealand, it leaves the Auckland Regional Gardens gasping for air like a fish out of water. The Gardens have 14 themed areas as well as other areas.The gardens cover 54 hectares with 21 themed gardens, Paradise,...More

Thank 1Paulo63
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Hamilton Gardens are a well developed series of theme gardens which have been nurtured and improved over the years. There is something of interest for most people and there are often events occurring within the framework of the gardens. Well worth visiting.

Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a one of a kind experience you must see it very beautiful and plenty o parking and it is free!

Thank dr3mv1ll3
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15 August 2017|
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Response from marynasuke | Reviewed this property |
No there isn't.
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