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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 4 weeks ago

Everytime I bring friends and family here, they are always impressed at how immaculate and stunning the gardens are. With ethnic and cultural gardens from all over the world, it is a showcase of how diverse NZ is as a culture as well! A definite...More

Thank ReviewsNZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cannot believe that a local city council is so in tune with its locals as to provide an amazing resource at no cost. Hamilton you rock!

Thank aisajane
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These gardens are not to be missed. Amazing achievement for the people of Hamilton. Themed gardens from around the world in an outstanding setting, the back drop of the Waikato River. Easy access and easy parking. Spend the day or a wonderful afternoon exploring. Main...More

Thank getdihere
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easily accessible from the Central Business District on the 21 bus ($3.30 each, each way, but you can use your ticket for more rides within the hour, if you like), there are lovely examples of a wide variety of gardens here. All are fairly small,...More

Thank S F
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Had not been to these gardens before, though passed through Hamilton on many occasions. This time thought we would drop in. We were very impressed by the mini gardens within the gardens. Like a theme park but of gardens! Wished we had more time. Definitely...More

Thank Spencer T
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This is an outstanding garden to visit. It has a number of different themed gardens which are well done. There are also parks and a playground and a lake to walk around.

Thank Doctommo
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The gardens are not to be missed, they are amazing. Children and adults will love the gardens. There is an ornamental lake, and plenty of picnic areas as well as a restaurant. There are garden rooms from around the World. We especially loved the Japanese,...More

Thank Elise147
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Very pleasant surroundings and excellent service. The food was excellent. plenty of table space as my mother has a walker and need access to tables. Recommended.

Thank Ross G
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

A must see in Hamilton. A credit to the city. Haven't been for many years but better than ever. Several new gardens to be constructed. This is some where that you can go for free. For more adventurous people can walk from city. Great children's...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Love this place. It's not publicised enough. Even our kids love going here and they hate everywhere we take them.

Thank coffeeaddict54
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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 :)
15 August 2017|
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Response from marynasuke | Reviewed this property |
No there isn't.