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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Hungerford Crescent | SH1 (Off Cobham Drive), Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6782
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Spent most of a day here with the family. Each of the gardens is well done and had it's own unique theme. There are playgrounds available for the kids and the cafe was great with awesome coffee and food options. Some of the gardens are...More

Thank Hayden B
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

A great place to walk around either on your own or with a group. The kids playground is great. Very relaxing to enjoy the different and beautiful gardens that are in offer and they're always well maintained which is essential for the gardens. I got...More

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

these gardens are beautiful and very well maintained. With the different gardens you get a good scope on what you might like yourself

Thank muddy60
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Had a walk around the gardens. Beautiful plants and trees. Sat by the lake watching the bird life. Then grabbed some lunch at the cafe. Food is yum and moderately priced.

Thank janice110
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely gardens. Some designs more interesting than others. Enough to make the trip worth while. Lovely meander.

Thank Jessie J
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

The Hamilton Gardens is indeed wonderful, and worth a visit. It feels like you're in different parts of the world in each themed garden. All ages will definitely enjoy walking around to this place.

Thank yuanns2016
Reviewed 2 September 2017

I was wondering why some gardens were the #1 attraction of the city but after visiting them, I do agree with most people that they are really nice to visit. It has several gardens with different themes, which are really nice and great for a...More

Thank axmf
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Getting told to visit the gardens was not my sort of fun. Went along as my wife had followed me around in the first 9 days of our holidays. This was a great place to visit even at the end of winter. Not only does...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We took miss 3 years old here to stretch her legs. She absolutely loved it. Such a variety of designs and colours. Great place for a family day out.

Thank Viaan
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We were recommended to go and see Hamilton Gardens by Lalesh Kumar (Waikato Custom Tours). What a fab recommendation. The flowers are lovely, the gardens laid out so well, the atmosphere so peaceful. We loved the stone blanket at the entrance. Certainly a place not...More

Thank Pete W
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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.