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Hamilton Gardens

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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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+64 7-838 6782
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Hamilton Gardens is unique in the sense that it has a variety of different gardens following different themes. However, it was not up to the expectation and most of the gardens does not look as big and lovely as what was being shown on the...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

amazing place great food coffee and really great gardens you can even feed the ducks and see a real working bee hive

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

I had no idea a visit to this gorgeous Park would be so incredible. In a weekend before returning to Auckland I decided to have a walk around the Gardens, and what a surprise it was. It took me on a journey to lots of...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Entry is free, nice garden to visit for families, lots of parking. If you have visited European gardens, this might not wow you. But it is a great attraction of Hamilton.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful themed gardens with option of renting a bike for Hamilton exploring or strolling around the grounds to each section.

Thank Violet M
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Not terrific. Need to charge something to help maintain cleanliness...rodent feces in corners in several places. USA was very disappointing!

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

This is a must do location when you are in Hamilton, even if you're only on a stop-over! It is worth the stop. Garden is constantly extended, every time we visited a new section of the garden has opened. A MUST!

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Spent a good few hours there, could have spent a lot longer. Very well organised with beautiful exhibitions & explanations as to how & why they were put together.

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

We had a wedding to attend in the fern house in Hamilton gardens the venue was laid out beautiful with seats and a raised podium anyone seeking a venue for a wedding this is it easy to get too and the well kept gardens make...More

Thank Pauline M
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

To be honest I thought that this place was ordinary. There wasn’t that many interesting gardens, just gardens with a theme and the path directions were confusing, often leading to places fenced off or nothing. It’s not a botanical type setting. You will need comfy...More

Thank Turresian
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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
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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bo l
8 September 2017|
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Response from Karen O | Reviewed this property |
Yes beautiful, free and disability friendly
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