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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 3 August 2017

A beautiful assortment of various gardens inspired by a myriad of cultures. I've walked through them all time after time and still jump at the chance to visit! It's an easy walk - think of it as a self-guided tour - and a lovely place...More

Thank hillsighed
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Such amazing gardens. Well worth the visit. Easy to stroll around. And easy to find your way around. Just stunning

Thank TripHappy12
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Beautiful garden with many themes. it also has a herbs garden, planted with many difference type of chilies which are well labelled. A great place for garden lovers. It gave me ideas on landscaping and learn the names of varies plants. The garden is well...More

Thank Alee1106
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Quite different to the Botanical Gardens in Manurewa or Winter Gardens in Auckland. Quite unique with loads of different styled gardens. Free of charge and lovely on a sunny winters day, would only be nicer in the summer when the roses and flowers are abundant....More

Thank funfoodies1
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Haven't been for a few years and what a change. 4 gardens under construction and they have more ideas yet. I wish my garden could be so well kept. It is winter now but the gardens still display well (though it was a little cold)....More

Thank Wayne K
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Visiting gardens in winter are not the ideal, but these were beautiful none the less. It is hard to believe the area was a dump only 40 years ago. A large area is given over to concept gardens , each one themed such as Indian,...More

Thank youngmerinda
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Hamilton Gardens Exceptional, even in mid-winter! Immaculately maintained with any staff we encountered very happy and passionate about their particular area. We love roses and were especially impressed with the beauty of the rose gardens in their winter garb. Newly mulched, pruned to perfection and...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Many of the gardens that I have visited around the world evolved from mining sites, quarries, or garbage dumps and Hamilton Gardens, I learned from our guide, replaced a waste disposal site in the 1960's. Maybe all those food wastes fertilized the soil with extra...More

Thank VWriter
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

The Hamilton Gardens are the best gardens and you can go there all year round and there will always be something beautiful to look at.

Thank Renae007
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Unfortunately rain cut short our visit to the Hamilton Gardens, but those areas that we did get to see, which included most of the walled gardens, were absolutely beautiful, and covered so many different themes. We were so amazed that this is a free attraction...More

Thank Copa6
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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|
Response from habanachooky | Reviewed this property |
Yes its free to walk around and enjoy :)
15 August 2017|
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Response from marynasuke | Reviewed this property |
No there isn't.