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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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"nice cafe"
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely scenary, something for all tastebuds, a peaceful and enjoyable experience, plenty of parking, park and cafe for children

Thank eleic2018
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Thought this might be a Nana place, or a place for people with kids, but we loved it, even though we're definitely not gardeners. The little pockets to explore were a highlight, the cottage gardens, the herb gardens, the Tudor garden, the Roman garden, the...More

Thank Kristinanna
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Gardens aren't my thing - however.............that is until you visit these gardens. they are stunning, with themed gardens and buildings to match. they are becoming a destination themselves - not to be missed

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

The Hamilton gardens is a place not to be missed. A regular feature on our “what to do list” when we have the kids at home for any length of time. From feeding the ducks to the play ground there is something there for all...More

Thank David W
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon walking around these beautifully maintained grounds and granddaughter loved exploring . Fun day had by all

Thank Equestrian E
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Between the enclosed gardens (faithful reproductions of gardens from around the world), the main gardens and the cafe by the lake, this is a wonderful place to spend half a day or more.

Thank Geoff B
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

We'd heard people rave about Hamilton Gardens for years but had never had the opportunity to go, and now we get what they were on about! Just stunning themed gardens which were lovely even in autumn! We had our dog with us though so we...More

Thank B E
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

This place is stunning and well worth a visit. There are some new attractions comming that look good and some preposed ones that would be amazing. Definitely go if you are nearby.

Thank SCOTT M
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

With time to kill in Hamilton, we decided to stop at the gardens and we are so glad we did! These are some of the most well kept and designed gardens I have ever seen. I can understand why they have won awards as each...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

We had a couple of hours to fill while visiting Hamilton on business. Taking our cameras for a walk in the gardens was a great way to fill this time. In the words of another visitor,"you would not realise the wonders in this garden if...More

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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
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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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Response from Karen O | Reviewed this property |
Yes beautiful, free and disability friendly
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