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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 2 June 2017

Despite a week of strong wind and downpours, Hamilton turned on a calm morning with a deep blue sky; though the river looked swollen and going somewhere fast. We were showing a newcomer to the gardens and expected them to be impressed by the Paradise...More

Thank mykazes
Reviewed 2 June 2017

amazing time had lunch and walked around to the many different gardens. there is a place where you can eat and have lunch also

Thank selwynjames
Reviewed 28 May 2017

our second visit to the gardens .we found the gardens just as stunning second time round.well done Hamilton

Thank Geraldine H
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Blooming flowers and majestic views. This is a must-see in Hamilton City. If you want some lovely photos for the gram, check in the gardens. The cafe was also very cozy. Great coffee.

Thank Dorothy G
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We took our kid's there for a play at the new playground and for a walk around the gardens. Luckily it was a perfect Sunday morning. Heaps of new projects are on the go so it is not fully open.

Thank nodrogs8
Reviewed 25 May 2017

These gardens are beautiful. On a sunny day they rival any in the world. Best friend of September premier on and great for family picnics. Great for wedding pics !

Reviewed 25 May 2017

We went on a rainy day in Autumn and these garden were an absolute joy to visit. Such an inspiration and so well done with surprises around every corner. Can't wait to go back in summer.

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Loved being able to walk around the gardens. The gardens are well kept, lots of places to get great photos and easy to follow pathway.

Thank v_milham
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Fantastic. A definite must do. Stunning gardens, something for everyone. World class gardens, highly rated by all who visit. The Hamilton Gardens won "International Gardens of the Year" in 2014, and it has got better since then.

Thank brucedelaney59
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Stunning gardens with lovely well marked trails. Take a picnic lunch or make use of the cafe onsite. Allow plenty of time as there is so much to see.

Thank Jane J
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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
sunny g
11 May 2015|
Response from Hamilton G | Property representative |
Hi, Hamilton Gardens is a public park and free to visit. Many thanks.