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Hamilton Gardens

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Address: Hungerford Crescent | SH1 (Off Cobham Drive), Hamilton, New Zealand
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Explore an enchanting world of secret gardens.

Transport yourself through...

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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A short break away

We went here after reading about it being one of the top places to go in Hamilton. That was not wrong! It was amazing with each differnt area you went into it was like you were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Feilding, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here after reading about it being one of the top places to go in Hamilton. That was not wrong! It was amazing with each differnt area you went into it was like you were being transported there, you got the feeling you were in a different country or place in time. This place is an asset to Hamilton... More 

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Perth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens from around the world. I visit the Hamilton Gardens whenever possible when I'm staying in the area, it never gets 'old'. A great relaxing day out :)

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Odder, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You don't have to be a "garden freak" to love this place. Just enjoy the amazing architecture, flowers and other plants.

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Waitomo Caves, null, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extensive gardens with stunning buildings - English, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Italian and more....

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gardeners here are amazing the individual gardens are so well looked after. The Japanese garden is the best closely followed by the Italian one which was unfortunately closed for a private event. Well with the visit

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful oasis in Hamilton. We were welcomed with a turtle sighting in the aptly named turtle lake and then set off for a stroll through the gardens. Unfortunately we only had 30 minutes to spare so what we saw was a small slice of the gardens. Can't wait to go back and spend a day relaxing and soaking up... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth the visit but ensure you have enough time. We only had an hour and saw the gardens from around the world. They were beautifully maintained. Would love to visit to see the rest.

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Jakarta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Garden is Big. I spend 3 hour to walking the entire garden. There is lot variety of Garden. Chinese. Japanese. Indian. France and many more. It's like you visit all of the garden from all arround the world. Very recommended to bring children to enjoy the afternoon or evening here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These gardens are free and a cafe' is there by the lake if you fancy lunch or a drink. Allow at least 2 hrs to have a good look That's just the inside to see al the separate garden themes. There is also walks around the perimeter.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit. It's free. There's lots to see and walk around. Good for all ages and abilities. It's also good to see there is more under development for the future.

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