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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
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+64 7-838 6782
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Great place to walk around, Immaculate gardens, lovely place to get some neat photos. Love the different garden themes from different countries. Japanese gardens my favourite.

Thank susan19492014
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

There is seriously something here for everyone. From the old style English Gardens to the awesome new playground, the fabulous river views from many of the themed gardens and the glorious scents in the rose gardens as well as an impressive collection of herbs and...More

Thank annalise_smylie
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We visited here with our two kids and were very pleasantly surprised by the sheer variety of gardens that are here. It was autumn so there were no crowds, and the kids had the great playground for themselves. All this for free as well, makes...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We went here as a family group with nine children. It's a fantastic place for a picnic and a wander through different styles of garden and plantings. There is a lake with friendly eels, interesting wood carvings and a fabulous playground with a stage for...More

Thank Marg B
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Must see.Excellent for all ages. Lovely cafe with lovely good and views. Wheelchairs available for the elderly.

Thank PHILIP B
Reviewed 20 May 2017

A beautiful well maintained garden which is a must visit while in Hamilton. Kids enjoyed the different gardens and the views.

Thank msbuksh
Reviewed 19 May 2017

I just wish I'd had more time to see all of it! I only had time to visit the enclosed gardens area, though having said that, that area was still very large & I would imagine it is the highlight of the entire gardens. Each...More

Thank Lady_Imrahil
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This garden is one of the best I've ever toured because of the way it is set up to provide examples of gardens from around the world over a historic period of time. There are small separate gardens from different countries and time periods. It...More

Thank AustinBobby
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Sadly we had to leave before we could find a carpark. We drove around and around and around. I even lingered in the bus bay hoping to find a suitable park if I could wait long enough - but no. I had my 89 year...More

Thank dandwm2017
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful! Gardens were in full bloom. Incredible rose gardens! Wonderful music! Volunteers and staff were very helpful!

Thank Mary Ann B
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ZoeandEgor
Hi, How much time does it take to walk through all the gardens? Thank you.
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
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Barb1002015
Hi Kelly, what are the gardens like in the winter? We are arriving at the end of June. Barb
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
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sunny g
Is there any price or cost for adult and student to visit in this garden..?
11 May 2015|
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Response from Hamilton G | Property representative |
Hi, Hamilton Gardens is a public park and free to visit. Many thanks.
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