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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
+64 7-838 6782
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big range of gardens lots of space for kids to run around would recommend seeing this place if you haven't already beautiful!!

Thank Aroha P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Haven’t been for a while so was really surprised at the new gardens that have been created and the fact there are still more on the go. Such a pleasure to stroll through these wonderful gardens and admire the work and effort and passion that...More

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even though it was raining it was such a great place. Loved all the different types of gardens and the detail and consideration that went into each area. A surprise at every turn. Do need to wear sensible shoes as there is uneven paving and...More

Thank Donna2567
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth the trip, the gardens are absolutely gorgeous! I spent 3 hours roaming through here. There's garden displays from all over the world with so many beautifully coloured flowers. The cafe is a little expensive & limited for food choice; so take a picnic...More

Thank danniellesmith
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous way to spend an afternoon with the children plus the boat ride was amazing. Lovely way to see the city from a different aspect.

Thank Carol8013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hamilton Gardens are a must see if you're in Hamilton. They are some of the finest gardens in all of New Zealand. Beautifully designed, with many different themes, a real treat for the eyes and soul. Highly recommended.

Thank vermilion01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These gardens are amsing, there is a design/style for everyone and you can wonder around taking in all the colour and smells. Personally I like the formal Italian garden but the whole complex is great. The gift shop etc are well stocked including gifts from...More

Thank Shari T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely gardens and great lake area for a picnic. Hard to believe 40 years ago this was the city rubish dump!

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our French visitors were very impressed with the variety of different International gardens and even had their own preferences. We spent a couple of hours there. They were particularly impressed with the Rose Gardens

Thank Frances B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely place to wander around. Gardens always interesting and immaculate. Great for young and old.

Thank Marion G
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22 December 2017|
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Response from meenamen |
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
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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8 September 2017|
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Response from Karen O | Reviewed this property |
Yes beautiful, free and disability friendly